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2 1092 Carolina DrUnit 5West Chicago, IL 60185 383-9548 I can't say enough good things about DDM! I discovered them while I was obsessively researching how to replace torsion springs. I'm not even the slightest bit handy. I'm the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring. I'm starting to realize that the only way to stop being the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring is to force myself to learn how to do these types of things. Anyway, I read a lot of instructions, and watched a lot of videos. Before I even tried going to a store to buy the parts I needed, I noticed that almost all of the best instructional stuff out there was from DDM. So when I realized that the two biggest home improvement chains in my area don't even carry torsion springs, and the third biggest only carries springs for one brand of garage door, I decided to order everything from DDM. I probably would have ordered from DDM without ever going to any stores, because I really appreciated all of the information their site had. The only thing that made me try three physical stores first was that I didn't see anything on the website that said anything about shipping time, or shipping method. I was worried it might be the sort of thing that takes weeks, or even months. I ordered anyway though, and both orders came very fast. I think the first order was sent UPS and arrived maybe three business days after I ordered, and I'm pretty sure the second order, which was very small, was shipped USPS 2 day flat rate. In case you're wondering why I ordered twice, I could pretend that I ordered the torsion springs before I realized I needed bearings too, but I'm not going to lie to you. I ordered the torsion springs and a center bearing in my first order. I had no clue that there were also bearings in the end plates. You'd think that the fact that the center bearing is called a “center” bearing would have tipped me off to the fact that there are other bearings in other spots on the garage door assembly, but like I said I am the exact type of guy who should not be replacing garage door torsion springs. With the help of DDM's website, I finished the torsion spring replacement today. The garage door opens and closes great, and I have all of the body parts I had before I decided to do this project. Thank you DDM! This place is GOOD, I ordered torsion springs for my garage door because one broke, When you order you have to give them all the pertinent info about your garage door. They called me because something didn't make sense and am I glad they did. I redid the info and I had the weight of the door wrong and the inside diamiter of the springs wrong. Thanks to Andrew I received the correct springs the 1st time. The directions they give on the website made it easy for me to replace them myself. THANK YOU !!!!

Ddm Garage Doors

I can't say enough good things about DDM! I discovered them while I was obsessively researching how to replace torsion springs. I'm not even the slightest bit handy. I'm the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring. I'm starting to realize that the only way to stop being the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring is to force myself to learn how to do these types of things. Anyway, I read a lot of instructions, and watched a lot of videos. Before I even tried going to a store to buy the parts I needed, I noticed that almost all of the best instructional stuff out there was from DDM. So when I realized that the two biggest home improvement chains in my area don't even carry torsion springs, and the third biggest only carries springs for one brand of garage door, I decided to order everything from DDM. I probably would have ordered from DDM without ever going to any stores, because I really appreciated all of the information their site had. The only thing that made me try three physical stores first was that I didn't see anything on the website that said anything about shipping time, or shipping method. I was worried it might be the sort of thing that takes weeks, or even months. I ordered anyway though, and both orders came very fast. I think the first order was sent UPS and arrived maybe three business days after I ordered, and I'm pretty sure the second order, which was very small, was shipped USPS 2 day flat rate. In case you're wondering why I ordered twice, I could pretend that I ordered the torsion springs before I realized I needed bearings too, but I'm not going to lie to you. I ordered the torsion springs and a center bearing in my first order. I had no clue that there were also bearings in the end plates. You'd think that the fact that the center bearing is called a “center” bearing would have tipped me off to the fact that there are other bearings in other spots on the garage door assembly, but like I said I am the exact type of guy who should not be replacing garage door torsion springs. With the help of DDM's website, I finished the torsion spring replacement today. The garage door opens and closes great, and I have all of the body parts I had before I decided to do this project. Thank you DDM!

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I can't say enough good things about DDM! I discovered them while I was obsessively researching how to replace torsion springs. I'm not even the slightest bit handy. I'm the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring. I'm starting to realize that the only way to stop being the exact type of guy who should not be trying to replace a torsion spring is to force myself to learn how to do these types of things.Anyway, I read a lot of instructions, and watched a lot of videos. Before I even tried going to a store to buy the parts I needed, I noticed that almost all of the best instructional stuff out there was from DDM. So when I realized that the two biggest home improvement chains in my area don't even carry torsion springs, and the third biggest only carries springs for one brand of garage door, I decided to order everything from DDM.I probably would have ordered from DDM without ever going to any stores, because I really appreciated all of the information their site had. The only thing that made me try three physical stores first was that I didn't see anything on the website that said anything about shipping time, or shipping method. I was worried it might be the sort of thing that takes weeks, or even months. I ordered anyway though, and both orders came very fast. I think the first order was sent UPS and arrived maybe three business days after I ordered, and I'm pretty sure the second order, which was very small, was shipped USPS 2 day flat rate. In case you're wondering why I ordered twice, I could pretend that I ordered the torsion springs before I realized I needed bearings too, but I'm not going to lie to you. I ordered the torsion springs and a center bearing in my first order. I had no clue that there were also bearings in the end plates. You'd think that the fact that the center bearing is called a “center” bearing would have tipped me off to the fact that there are other bearings in other spots on the garage door assembly, but like I said I am the exact type of guy who should not be replacing garage door torsion springs.With the help of DDM's website, I finished the torsion spring replacement today. The garage door opens and closes great, and I have all of the body parts I had before I decided to do this project.Thank you DDM!

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Introduction To Garage Door Springs Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door to make it easy to open and close. They serve the same purpose of counter weights used to balance doors in centuries past and in many doors today. For example, if a garage door weighs 100 pounds, a spring force of 100 pounds needs to pull against the weight of the door. This can be accomplished with springs that either stretch or torque special parts to assist in balancing the door. Introduction to Garage Door Spring Video. Introduction To Garage Door Counterbalance To safely repair garage doors it’s necessary to understand the forces at work. In this video you’ll learn how the door system is counterbalanced allowing the springs to offset the weight of the door throughout the doors travel. Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs Standard residential torsion springs are found on a shaft above the center of the garage door. These springs typically come in 1 3/4″, 2″ and 2 1/4″ inside diameters. Introduction to Garage Door Torsion Spring Video. EZ-Set Torsion Springs If your garage door has a broken EZ Set spring, you have two basic options for restoring your door to its previous working order. The simpler and safer option is to keep your EZ-Set system. The other is to convert to the Standard Torsion Spring system. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Torsion Springs Wayne Dalton’s TorqueMaster spring system uses unique hardware. The track radius is smaller than on most other doors, the cable drums are smaller, and the shaft has a unique shape. The torsion springs, instead of sliding over the shaft, fit inside the shaft. Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs Extension springs have four characteristics: length, inside diameter, wire size, and type of end. Even though springs have these properties, manufacturers generally do not make their extension springs based on the dimensions you may find on your door. Every manufacturer has its own design for making springs. One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs There are two main styles of one-piece springs. The first is the standard spring. This spring is used by a variety of door manufacturers. If the top of your door has rollers that move along a metal track that extends horizontally toward the back of your garage, you have standard one-piece springs. Commercial and Industrial Torsion Springs Commercial and industrial overhead doors range from weighing a few hundred pounds to over a thousand pounds. Vertical-lift and high-lift door systems are frequently used in commercial and industrial settings to maximize space. Read below measure your old spring(s) and find your new torsion springs to purchase. Self-Storage Roll Up Door Springs One-piece curtain doors operate in a similar manner to steel-rolling door springs. Like a steel rolling door, the curtain on these doors wraps around itself as the door opens. The primary difference, however, is that steel rolling doors are made of interlocking slats, while one-piece curtain doors are just one piece of steel. While steel rolling doors are typically found in heavier commercial and industrial environments, one-piece curtain doors are common in self-storage facilities. Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs The torsion springs on steel rolling doors work the same way as other torsion springs in the garage door industry. When the door is closed, the spring is wound. The spring is secured to a spring anchor bracket on one end and to the shaft on the other. When the steel rolling door opens, the spring in the barrel supports most of the door weight. The remainder of this weight is lifted by the chain hoist or the operator. How To Measure Garage Door Springs Measuring garage door torsion springs is precise, technical work. It often stumps experienced machinists, engineers, and garage door service technicians. In the door business, we often make mistakes ordering springs. The standard joke is that we’ll use them as boat anchors, but you may not have a boat! Click to learn how to avoid ordering a boat anchor. Video on how to measure your garage door torsion springs. How to Weigh a Garage Door Often we have to start from scratch and re-engineer the torsion springs for an existing garage door. We do this by weighing the door and providing the drum information, door height, and track radius. There are two ways to weigh a garage door. If you have winding bars and torsion springs on your garage door, you’ll find this video helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with torsion springs. If you have extension springs on your door, or if you don’t have winding rods for a torsion spring door, you’ll find these instructions helpful. Video on how to weigh a garage door with extension springs or torsion springs. Using Torsion Springs with Different Lifts The main reason is to maximize cycle life. Unmatched springs will usually have one with a shorter cycle life that will break first. If both springs are replaced at the same time, the remaining cycles in the unbroken spring will go unused. Back to Top

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