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Mending Garage Door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by BathDIY, 17 Apr 2019 at 6:15 PM.

  1. BathDIY

    BathDIY

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    I have an old Cardale garage door, on one side the mechanism is broken, cannot find much to ID the door and can see no kits that seem to have the correct pieces online.

    Am thinking of using some locking carabiner keychain to try to fix the broken side of the door.

    Just wondering if someone has made a similar repair and can offer a better direction of travel?
     

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    Be careful as I fixed one years ago and the spring can cause serious damage

    There was a trick to winding the spring/ tensioning the cable

    Normally they use wire rope not chain.

    At work we use gripalls whick are alloy tubes hydraulically squeezed together to terminate wire rope

    https://www.flints.co.uk/pdfcatalogue/minaturedisplayfittings.pdf
     
  3. BathDIY

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    The broken side was botched by a previous owner I think, the two have never matched up (well not since we have moved in) the good side has extra bits in place.

    I was going to tension (using nut at the base of spring) after I added in the keychain.

    Not very scientific but my hope was to make opening the door easier than it is at present.

    On the other hand, if this is unadvisable I won't try it and get the experts in.
     
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