Garage door stops play

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Garage door stops play

Post by cornmek1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:36 am

No cub today, garage door cable went "ping" at the weekend - something went crunch as the concrete weight hit the floor ( not the cub ) and now its like an Indiana Jones adventure to get the door to open.. touch here, push there - wobble that.. hold....... it. I have to sacrifice a small goat to get it to close again..

Cant be bothered... ordered a new wire strop ( £10 ! ) for the door & I'm in the car today.. curses..

regs

Kev

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by Leiba » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:19 am

That's a novel anti-theft device. :lol:

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by edwardatherton » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Which bit? The concrete weight? It's a bit extreme, and you'd have to get rid of the body...

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by Leiba » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:25 pm

No, the fact that the door can't be opened without a struggle.

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by kayz1 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:58 am

I'd go along with the concrete weight, always a way and a load of fellow bike-ists to help with the other thing :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by jamie p » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:36 pm

I fixed mine recently what a ladies private part of a job

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by Hightechpete » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:49 am

Cornmek - a little advice from experience (maybe too late), always change the cables in pairs and spend a couple of quid extra for stainless.

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by cornmek1 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:20 am

Cheers,

I've replaced the cable & the door lifts again BUT the replacement wire isnt anything near the gauge of the old.. so it wont be another 20 years before I'm doing this again.. at which point I'll take on the advice given

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Kev

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Re: Garage door stops play

Post by wightegi » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:02 pm

As you are near Southampton look for a marine rigging supplier ;) Stainless wire in any size and should be able to make ends as well.

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