Another Way to Replace Garage Door Cables

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.

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

I used a four strand wire.…

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Outside Sales Help Wanted

Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 5:56 pm by Dan Musick

Our business is expanding and we’re looking for someone to help with outside sales. Some travel is required.

For the qualified individual, we are offering $6,000 per month plus commissions after a minimum sales figure has been reached. The job involves contacting commercial and industrial accounts.…

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Sales Help Wanted

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 6:26 pm by Dan Musick

DDM Garage Doors in West Chicago, Illinois is growing, and we need someone to help customers in the United States and around the world get parts for their garage doors and dock equipment.

Job Description

  • Help customers get the parts they need via phone, email, fax and local purchases.

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