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Old 11-28-2006, 07:41 AM   #15
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Must be the time of year for door flu. Yesterday as I tried to shut the garage door I heard a thump and the door had pulled away from the support bracket in the ceiling and fallen off the track. I was lucky it didn't fall on the side over my husband's prize 1952 Ford step-side. Had to call Bob to come home from Muskogee to fix it. Bob came, Bob fixed it, Bob rules!!

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Old 11-28-2006, 07:47 AM   #16
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The coil springs can and have been leathal. Exercise extreme caution, its alot like electricity you can't back away quickly enough. A close friend spent several months out of work because of this.

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Old 11-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #17
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Yikes! All these stories of garage door springs gives me the willies! I'm surprised no one has invented a way to make the system work without producing shrapnel when it fails. Seems like the CPSC would be all over it!

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #18
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I think I have sufficient war story "fear of God" to just leave it to the professionals. It's just two more days without the newer truck and I can deal with the walk around the front of the house (I certainly need the exercise) and save myself from physical harm. Of course I may get that physical harm if/when it rains Thursday and my wife has to walk out to the drive way to get in her auto to go to school.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:21 AM   #19
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I fixed my brothers real easy when his spring broke . changed the doors to swing open .had the room to do it.each half of the door is 8 ft. mounted with 3 big barn door type hinges . his 4 yr old grandson can open it with ease..

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