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How to Buy Garage Door Springs

Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 12:57 pm by Dan Musick
How to Buy the Eight Types of Garage Door Springs

1. In order to purchase springs the first step is to identify the type. On our Garage Door Springs page we show eight types of springs: Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs, Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Torsion Springs, Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs; Clopay, Ideal and Holmes Garage Door EZ-Set Torsion Springs, One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs, Self-Storage Roll-up Door Springs; Commercial and Industrial Torsion Springs, and Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs.…

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Garage Door Shaft Doesn’t Slide

Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 6:22 pm by Dan Musick

Back in 2012 we posted our YouTube video on “How To Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs.”

At the time I’d hoped to produce additional videos for a lot of situations we didn’t have time to address, but the video generated a lot of business, and I never had time to address these. …

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My Toughest Torsion Spring Replacement

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 5:59 pm by Dan Musick
Broken Sectional Overhead Door Torsion Spring.

For the professional replacing torsion springs can take anywhere from 20 minutes on a residential garage door to an entire day on a commercial or industrial sectional overhead type door.

Bigger jobs can require several men as we see here when we replaced springs on a steel rolling door.…

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Garage Door Repairs

Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 4:58 pm by Dan Musick

Most people take their garage doors for granted. We go into the garage in the morning, open the door, back the car out, and then close the door before we drive off. It can be a shocking experience when something breaks, because we don’t even give that piece of machinery a second thought on the average day.…

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Source of Wisdom & Security in the Garage Door Business

Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 4:57 pm by Dan Musick

My son sent me this passage a few years ago and I keep it posted on the wall here at work. With garage doors or any other business, operating wisdom, knowledge, understanding and justice come from the Lord. He truly watches over us throughout our lives.…

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Clopay Door Identification

Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 4:49 pm by Dan Musick

In our blog titled “How to Identify Doors by Model Number, Serial Number, and PID Numbers” we showed how to identify Clopay garage doors.

Attached are links to PDFs to further help you identify your Clopay garage door.

As always, if we can ever help you find what you need please contact us.…

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Part Time Software Help Needed

Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:10 pm by Dan Musick

DDM Garage Doors is looking for an experienced software developer. Applicant must have at least four years of experience programming with PHP and a high mechanical aptitude. Starting rate is $40.00 per hour. If interested please contact us.

More information about our company is on our blog titled “Who are We?”

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How to Remove a Steel Rolling Door

Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 4:32 pm by Dan Musick

Note: These instructions are for smaller rolling doors less than 16 feet wide and 14 feet high.

1. If there is a hood covering the barrel remove the hood.
2. Open the door.
3. Remove the tracks on each side, but leave the longer vertical angles that support the end plates.…

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How to Install a Steel Rolling Door

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:40 am by Dan Musick

1. Check to confirm you received all the parts and that they are the correct size. New doors normally come with the barrel assembly and curtain separate, along with the tracks and hardware box with instructions. Sometimes the endplates are separate.…

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How to Replace Steel Rolling Door Springs

Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 4:25 pm by Dan Musick

1. Close the door.
2. If there is a hood covering the barrel remove the hood.
3. Unwind spring(s) unless the spring or springs are already broken. Mark the tension wheel and count the number of turns you remove. You’ll need to rewind the spring the same number of turns and possibly a little more.…

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