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Training Garage Door Businesses and Companies in Related Fields

Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 6:23 pm by Dan Musick

Since 1980 I have been training professionals to repair the various types of equipment in the garage door industry. I had started my career with Overhead Door of Elk Grove in January of 1979. The following year, I began training the servicemen there in what was, during that time, one of the largest garage door sales, installation, and service companies in the industry.…

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DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 6:06 pm by Dan Musick
Picture of Coronavirus sign in the window.

Last Monday, employees in both of the DDM companies met to strategize and make changes regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

I began the meeting reading from Psalm 91, and we began with prayer. These are some selected portions of my text.

We are entering uncharted waters.…

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Half-Baked Torsion Springs

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 12:02 pm by Dan Musick
Complications stemming from half-baked Torsion Springs

This week one of our wholesale customers called me about stripped operator drive sprockets. This issue usually comes from overstress. However, in this case, it could possibly be due to half-baked torsion springs. I recommend the service tech disconnect the drive chain and check the door balance as per the instructions we have on our “Balanced Garage Door” blog.…

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Taylor Garage Door Hinges

Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 5:53 pm by Dan Musick
Old Style Black Taylor End Hinge
Old Style Taylor Black End Hinge

Taylor garage doors have been obsolete since the early 1990s. After they ceased production, we often had to replace an entire door if only one of the sections was rusty or damaged. All the hardware, tracks, and torsion assembly parts for the older Taylor doors are replaceable with standard hardware.…

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How to Replace Garage Door Springs

Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 6:10 pm by Dan Musick
DDM Garage Doors, Inc web page exhibiting torsion springs from different manufactures

Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door, making it easy to lift. In this blog, you will find links for how to replace garage door springs on any of the standard systems.

First, you will need to identify the type of spring you have.…

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Written Instructions for the S3 Winder

Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:19 pm by Dan Musick
A view of the S3 Winder with torsion springs on either side
Detailed Written Instructions for Installing the Arrow Tru-Line Winder with Torsion Springs

Are you hesitant to buy torsion springs because of the danger of winding and unwinding the springs? Let the S3 Winder remove this obstacle for you!

On an earlier blog titled “Torsion Spring Winding Systems,” we described the advantages and disadvantages of some of the various winding systems.…

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How to Buy Garage Door Springs

Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 12:57 pm by Dan Musick

Buying garage door springs can be complicated, since there are a lot of different varieties on the market. We hope that this guide will help you find the exact type of spring you need.

Example of the Eight Different Types of Garage Door Springs
How to Buy the Eight Types of Garage Door Springs

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My Toughest Torsion Spring Replacement

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 5:59 pm by Dan Musick
Image of a broken torsion spring on an overhead door.
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. My job was far more complicated than the basic residential garage door since it was replacing springs on a sectional high lift overhead door, making it the toughest torsion spring replacement.…

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Maintaining Your Garage Door

Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 4:58 pm by Dan Musick
A Garage Door Service Professional standing with the garage door opened and looking at the door to diagnose the issue.
A Garage Door Service Professional is diagnosing a door issue.

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.…

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Source of Wisdom and 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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Huge inventory of parts and torsion springs for same or next day shipping! Here you will find all you need in the most common sizes of 1 3/4," 2," 2 1/4," and 2 5/8" inside diameter springs. Larger 3 3/4" and 6" inside diameter commercial and industrial springs may require a day or two to ship. You'll also find TorqueMaster Springs, Extension Springs, Self-Storage door springs, steel rolling door springs and springs for one piece single panel doors. EZ set springs are currently back-ordered, but our videos will show you how to easily convert to standard torsion springs.

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Please note. Shipping times and costs have changed. Normal transit times are currently not guaranteed, even on next day and second day shipments. Shipping prices on items over eight feet have more than tripled.