questions about - Garage Door Cable

When do you need to replace garage door drums ?

  Garage door drums are a very important component of your garage door system. To start let’s look at the entire system and what each part does. The springs are the counterbalance for the weight of the garage door. The springs provide the strength to actually lift the garage door. As discussed in other articles, the spring needs to be the proper size so that the garage door will be balanced. If the spring is too small, the garage door will be very heavy. If the spring is too large, the door will be too hot and will try to
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My garage door cable broke, how can I fix it?
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Garage door cables are individual wires wound together to form strands and then the strands are wound together to form the cables. The cables are important because they actually lift the weight of the door using the tension provided by the springs. The cables wrap around the drums as the door opens and unwind from the drums when closing. The cables attach at the bottom end to the bottom bracket that is mounted to the bottom of the bottom panel. The cables then run up the height of the garage door and attach to the drums. The drums attach to
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What should I do if my garage door cables are loose?
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Garage door cables are the strands of wire bundle together to form the cable that assist in lifting the garage door. These cables are typically constructed of aircraft aluminum or stainless steel. The cables attach on both sides of the garage door to the bottom brackets on the garage door. The cables then run up the height of the garage door and wrap around the drums. The drums are attached to torsion tube. The torsion tube also holds the springs that are wound to provide the counter balance or force to open and close the garage door. This is in
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