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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:14 AM

Last Sunday morning made a 65 mile trip and pickup a steel Oh door 12 X 12.  One door with extra panel and all the hardware for the second door.  Replaced a sliding door in the machine shed with it.  Used 5 panels to make a 12' X  9' door as the panels were about 21" wide.  Cut 4' off the side track and frame to be sure I had head room.  Went fairly well for one guy doing it alone as nothing is light weight in a commercial door.  Those pair of double torsion spring are a real beast to get adjusted even.  Door came out of a closed bay in a car wash so a lot of things had rust on them, including the springs.  Really had to oil them up so the coils would slide by each other during the tightening.  Opens and closes nice.  Now to wait for the weather to warm back up (32° this morning) so I can remove the sliding door and put the header in and close off the top section.  Had a time to get that top roller adjusted and positioned so it would close the door and not bind on the lower panel when raised.  Sure glad this wasn't my first OH door install.

Sorry about the picture quality as the CFL's were slow coming up to brightness this morning.  Usually have a door open for light.

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Edited by chieffan, March 24, 2016 - 09:20 AM.

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#2 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:24 AM

Door looks great!  I got tired of those goofy CFL bulbs and replaced them all with LED bulbs.  Instant on and bright in any temperature.  Brighter than the CFL bulbs.  I hate those things.



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:27 AM

Door looks great!  I got tired of those goofy CFL bulbs and replaced them all with LED bulbs.  Instant on and bright in any temperature.  Brighter than the CFL bulbs.  I hate those things.

 

AMEN! 


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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:29 AM

Door looks great.   You're gonna love that instead of a slider.     :thumbs: ​                 Rick  



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 09:59 AM

You sure saved a pile of money by doing a little work.I had a 10' x 10' in my old shop and it was tight getting a truck through it so I went with a 10' x 16' in my new shop.Don't take long to cool down the shop in the winter with it open.



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 10:06 AM

AMEN! 

and AMEN !!



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 10:11 AM

nice work and at a good price and the labor was at a good price.



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Looks good.

 

Man, I hate adjusting those torsion springs!  Down at the camp we put up a regular garage door.  We spent forever trying to get that thing adjusted right.  Also didn't help we had no idea what we were doing, and 2 of the 3 of us had a bit too much to drink(not me, I drank mountain dew)



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Posted March 24, 2016 - 05:45 PM

Nice job & a good salvage. Those springs can hurt you bad. Growing up I seen one snap with my Dad working on it & it almost hurt him bad. I think he just filled his pants.

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 07:10 PM

Nice job




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