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    joetho4

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    reversing torsion spring

    Post  joetho4 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:27 am

    I just replaced my old extension spring door with a rear torsion spring door. The original was an extremely tight fit, and was complicated by a door into the house opening into the garage right under the track. It was so tight they had run the extension spring and cable on that side up into the attic. It looked weird, but it was great engineering and worked just fine.

    Anyway, the new torsion spring door barely fits as well, but it does. The side door clears the track by maybe a sixteenth of an inch, which is enough I suppose, but then when I installed the torsion spring and drum, the cable comes off the drum at the bottom and you guessed it, the side door hits it. I can either cut/raise the drum brackets and torsion tube, or simply reverse the spring and have the cable come off the top of the pulley instead of the bottom.  I am assuming I can just mount the spring on the other side of the spring bracket and swap the drums left for right. I would also have to trim the angle iron so the cable will clear it. What a PITA!

    Any thoughts?

    I tried posting a couple of pictures but it won't let me.

    joetho4

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    pix

    Post  joetho4 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:48 pm

    Not sure if THIS will work but here are URLs for a couple of pix.

    http://joetho.com/door1.jpg

    http://joetho.com/door2.jpg
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    queensgarage

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    Re: reversing torsion spring

    Post  queensgarage on Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 am

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    GDZone
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    Re: reversing torsion spring

    Post  GDZone on Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:02 am

    Hey Joe

    Messing with a rear headroom setup can be tricky. If not done right you're going to have problems with the cables coming off. From the pics it looks like it's tight but I can't tell for sure how much headroom you have. There's a product on the market called Super Sneaky Hinges (dumb name but they appear to work). If you have 6" of headroom these would allow you to put the torsion bar up front on the header & eliminate the double low headroom track.

    I've never personally used them but like I said they appear to work & have been on the market for a few years. There's a
    Youtube video below:

     

    Do a Google search for Super Sneaky Hinges and you'll find their website where you can purchase them.

    If you do try them out please come back to the forums and let us know how it worked out.


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    queensgarage

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    Re: reversing torsion spring

    Post  queensgarage on Tue May 23, 2017 3:49 am

    Its not possible for any garage door.
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    queensgarage

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    Re: reversing torsion spring

    Post  queensgarage on Tue May 23, 2017 3:53 am

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