Yeah, when I moved into this house
Some previous goofus had no clue about setting the springs on the garage door (I had no clue either, 'course I did not have instructions as he probably did)
I could tell the door opener motor was "Laboring" to lift it, but until we lost power, and I had to unlock it and manually raise it, I did not realize how much labor.
As I lifted, it Exponentially got heavier, it was all I could do to hold it over my head, while my wife jammed something in the sides. (He had locked the springs down, at "Zero", with the door down, with absolutely no "Lift Assistance")
She called a Garage door man the next day, He wanted $250 to adjust it. Riiiiiiiggghhhhtttt!
That's when I typed in "How to adjust garage door springs", I watched 4 videos, the last was exactly the same set-up as mine, made by a novice. Took me 1 hour to make 2 tools out of tire irons and fully adjust it!
Works like a dream!
I now Surf around the "How To's" alot!
Let me know how/ when, you finally "Getter Done"
Monday, May 9th, 2011 AT 3:24 AM