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bio website jhkiley.blogspot.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Jul 22 '13 at 21:31
I'm an IT consultant from greater Pittsburgh.

Apr
30
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
We did have a pro do the replacement (easily, affordably). Funny story: He has two young, active boys and occasionally ends up in the emergency room with one of them or the other for typical little-boy stuff. He says that literally every time he is in the ER, there's someone there who injured themselves replacing a garage door spring.
Mar
7
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
There's a 1/8" steel cable running through the inside of the intact spring on the other side; I assume that's there to limit the damage that might be done should the spring break while under tension.
Mar
7
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
KeithS, they are above the tracks for the door along the ceiling. There is an opener connected to the center of the top of the door.
Mar
7
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
OK! You guys have convinced me. I will call a professional. Thanks.
Mar
7
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
BMitch, there is an opener, and I was pretty sure that the release handle was pulled before I tried to lift the door. Are you suggesting that the door isn't all that heavy and I should be able to get it up anyway? It is possible that I missed something.
Mar
7
comment How do I replace a garage door spring?
The replacement spring I bought does not seem too scary, but I have not really monkeyed with it.