One-Piece Garage Door Spring Modification

Posted September 14th, 2018 at 2:32 pm by Dan Musick

From time to time someone with an older one-piece garage door will contact us to see if we can make a spring that is tapered on one end as you can see at the right end of the spring below.

In years past manufacturing costs were much less and there were more of these doors, so it was cost-effective to make large quantities of springs like these.

Most spring manufacturers wouldn’t know how to make a spring like this, and even if they could the setup fee would cost hundreds of dollars.

The solution?

For this type of system, we have recommended that our customers order springs with clips that have holes in them. The people at the factory screw the clip into the end of the spring. If your existing eye bolt is not long we can provide an eye bolt that is 3 1/2″ long. Most hardware stores carry longer ones if needed.

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