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WingAdmin
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I'm back...

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:27 pm



Vacation is over, and I'm desperately trying to catch up. Hundreds of unread messages, emails and so on. It will be days before I'm caught up. If you're waiting for an answer of some kind from me, thanks for your patience!

Oh, and I came home to find the huge torsion spring on the garage door which my bike lives behind has broken, stranding my bike inside the garage....welcome home!



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MikeB
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Re: I'm back...

Post by MikeB » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:49 pm

I really dislike that type of door spring. Had to work with many of them in my last job as a Maintenance Tech for a food packaging company. Replacing them is a pain, winding them up is dangerous and a mistake doing either is very unforgiving. Be careful.
MikeB
Tacoma, WA, USA

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Re: I'm back...

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:14 am

unless you work with those things all the time, just call a garage door service, they get paid for risking their chins.
~John

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Re: I'm back...

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:35 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:14 am
unless you work with those things all the time, just call a garage door service, they get paid for risking their chins.
I had planned on replacing both of my garage doors already later this fall...I guess that schedule has just been accelerated.

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Re: I'm back...

Post by Sadanorakman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:51 am

Welcome back to the daily grind WingAdmin.
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend Lynn; a lovely lady taken way too soon.
Re your garage spring... We call it Murphy's law, or sod's law in the UK. Bound to fail just a few weeks before you intended replacing it!
I had taken our microwave oven out of the kitchen to use the full length of the work surface. That evening as I carried it back through, I said ' you know this has been a really good microwave'. Exactly two steps later, my left hand slipped, and i dropped it. It bounced off of our oak floor, leaving a dent!
Well that put an end to our excellent microwave, and proved Murphy's law at the same time. Trust me to tempt fate!
Regards.
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Re: I'm back...

Post by julimike54 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:46 am

Welcome back, returning is almost more of a headache sometimes than the vacation :lol:
Those springs give no warning of their intent to fail and are a pain to change!


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