How to Ensure Extension Springs Safety11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Safety has many faces when it comes to garage door springs. It's never a straight forward path, which can lead you to feel you are living in a perfectly safe environment. There are many things you ought to consider but nothing is impossible or out of your league. Some rules are theoretical and some need actions, but if they are all respected and followed your safety in regard to your overhead door springs will be guaranteed.
Basic steps to keep safe from extension springs
Your safety begins with the purchase of good springs, which are appropriate for your overhead door. It is important that they are installed properly and have safety cables. This type of cable is a simple wire – very similar to the ordinary garage door cable. On one side is attached to an eye bolt, which is put to the hole in the support rail where the one end of the spring is attached. The safety cable must then be threaded through the spring and exit on the other side. It must pass through a guide attached on the pulley and be threaded and laced on a bracket against the wall.
The meaning of safety cable is to hold the springs in place and don't allow them to fly in the garage if they break. This initiative to install a safety cable can really save you from accidents should the spring suddenly snaps for any reason. Of course, your safety is also subject to your decision to avoid interfering with springs at all. Spring problems are never easy but they are always capable of causing you pain and injuries. Extension springs repair and replacement are both hard tasks and you should definitely avoid them.
Even if you decide to lubricate or check springs, you should always keep some distance from them and learn to prepare properly. Wear gloves and safety glasses and keep your face out of their way. Always replace rusty springs and along rusty brackets or split pulleys. One problem will lead to another and if springs break, the victim will be you or your property. It's also significant to remember to disconnect and unplug the door opener every time you want to check the balance of the door or the springs and never forget that the door weighs too much. So, don't forget to put c-clamps to keep it open when the opener is disengaged.
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