Yep, just be careful winding and tightening the spring and make sure you have the same number of winds on both sides!!
Yes...they need to be done by professionals...Steve Urquel taught them how to do it. 😁Ugh, good luck! Ours use extension springs, which can be replaced by homeowners. I thought I'd read a while back that the torsion springs, like yours, need to be done by professionals, due to safety concerns. But maybe that's wrong.
That's probably true And they may have started as torsion springs for a garage door, and ended up being hydraulically powered, running the doors for the giant hanger that NASA uses for some of their nicer rockets.Yes...they need to be done by professionals...Steve Urquel taught them how to do it.
I was the shop foreman in the trailer shop where we did the WM refurbs. Taught many Mexican and Salvadorean immigrants how to do them safely--speaking to them in Spanish no less.Yes...they need to be done by professionals...Steve Urquel taught them how to do it. 😁
Ouch. I did that with a bulk load of taters. They had pallets at the rear with load locks on them. I opened the doors and the taters tried to bury me. Got the pallets back up and started shoveling.I remember one time with swinging doors I was picking up a loaded trailer and I had to check inside it first..I swung the hasp up and was able to lift the handle out of the bottom half of the hasp, but the load had fallen over and leaning so hard against the back door that I could not swing the handle out...I kept yanking on it and when it came loose the load caused the door to fly open and the handle cracked me in the forehead....still have the scar...I was bleeding like crazy
OK guys we don't need to be measuring our winding bars on here...this is a family friendly site!!This is where I had the 3205 and brush hog down in yesterday. About where the tree with no leaves is. Pretty gnarly area. Can't believe I didnt get stuck lol.
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And dug out my old roll up door operator winding bars. The curved ones are for the shallow header Fruehauf trailers. Man they were a pain to wind.
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Those bars have so much experience you can just get them near an unwound operator, they fly into the holes and start winding. They know which way to go and how many wraps. You just hang on to them and they do all the work.Just looking at those bars makes me wince, lol...
It's not the size of your bar...No wait....It IS about the size of your bar. When I had enough room to use those big boys it was like cruising in a Cadillac. So easy to wind up an operator with that leverage.OK guys we don't need to measuring our winding bars on here...this is a family friendly site!!
I know I wasn't the one being asked, and I think I'd mentioned it already. But I used my Brinly last weekend, it's been good to me. Mine is the 40" version, there was also a 48" style of mine. It seems solid, and there's a big handle to let you raise/lower the spoons. I can't do that from the seat. I think someone posted a modification they did to theirs, with a powered raise/lower mechanism.