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Garage Door and Opener Terminology

Automatic Opener – Quick opening mechanism that does not use an electric motor/operator Aladdin Connect – Opener accessory manufactured by Genie Company that allows you to open, close and check the open/close position of your door from a computer, tablet or smart phone. Ball Bearing Roller – A garage door roller that runs in the garage door track that is manufactured with ball bearings for smoother operation. Battery Backup – A small ,typically 12 volt, battery that provides power for an electric garage door opener to work in the event of an electrical outage. Belt Drive – A type of garage door opener that utilizes
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Garage Door Cables For Torsion Spring System, Extension Spring System, and Safety Cables

Garage Door Cables Are strands of wire twisted together and then bundled and twisted to form cables that are strong enough to lift the garage door. Garage Door cables are the component that actually carry the load of the door when opening and closing. Many things go Into the strength rating for garage door cables. First are the wires themselves typically made of aircraft aluminum or stainless steel to reduce corrosion to the wires. Next are the number of individual wires in each strand and finally the number of strands in each bundle. The heavier the garage door, the stronger
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Garage Door Cables

The garage door cable, also called the lifting cable, is connected to the bottom bracket of the counterbalancing mechanism. These cables are flexible, yet strong so they can lift a heavy load while rolling over pulleys or wound over a drum. Torsion spring and extension spring cables are different, so it is important to know which kind of springs your door uses to operate. Cables come in different sizes so they can fit the different garage doors properly. As an example, 11-gauge steel is not as thick or large as 14-inch gauge steel. The 14-gauge steel cable would not work
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