Another Way to Replace Garage Door Cables

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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Garage Door Cables

Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 6:02 pm by Dan Musick

A straight cable with no fittings installed is considered raw cable. These cables are normally purchased on rolls, and raw garage door cables are commonly used when a contractor or maintenance man is cutting cables for garage doors with various heights and types of lifts.…

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Spring Bumpers on Double Low Headroom Tracks

Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 6:44 pm by Dan Musick

At DDM Garage Doors we run into a number of unique situations.

Craig Boyd didn’t have enough room at the ends of his tracks so he asked us for some suggestions. 

We kicked around some ideas and here’s what resulted. These pictures show how he installed spring bumpers at the ends of his double low headroom tracks when there wasn’t enough room at the ends of the tracks to mount the bumpers.…

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Some of the Best New Year’s resolutions I’ve heard

Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 4:32 pm by Dan Musick

 Learn a good trick.

 Go on YouTube and look a for “life hacks,” and try some of them. It will expand your mind to see possibilities.

 Break a record.

 It may be a personal record, or winning a contest, but strive for the best.  You may just realize it.…

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Intangible Tools For Residential Garage Door Repair, Part 2

Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 4:28 pm by Dan Musick

Picking up where we left off . . .

      

5. Did you enjoy math in school? If so, why?

In garage door repair and replacement instructions, verbs like “to measure,” “ to mark,” “ to weigh,” “to adjust” and “to draw,” appear in various forms frequently.…

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Free Garage Door Hardware

Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 5:20 pm by Dan Musick

On our Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs page we include a special offer for free hardware or free winding bars.

Since we started this we have had a number of requests for substitutions.

For example, someone purchasing one of our torsion spring conversion kits will sometimes ask to deduct the value of the free hardware from the kit.…

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Red Paint for Safety

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 3:13 pm by Dan Musick

Over the years manufacturers have sought to build more safety into their products. In addition to warning labels, garage door manufacturers often powder coat products with red paint to alert technicians of potential danger.

Probably the most dangerous component is the winding cone on a garage door torsion spring.…

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Good Friday & Resurrection Sunday

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 10:11 am by Dan Musick

Two of the greatest events in history:

Good Friday – Jesus died to forgive the sins of all who would believe in Him!

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.…

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Omron Photo Eye Installation

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 3:29 pm by Dan Musick

In 2016 we showed the critical wiring connections on our blog titled How to Install Omron E3JM Photo Eyes on Powermaster Operators. This drawing will help you understand how the wires are connected.

In this blog, I’ll show how I installed the eyes on a job nearby. …

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