How to measure garage door torsion spring
Standard Garage Door Torsion Spring:
Homegarage.ca offers an impressive selection of garage door torsion springs that are perfect for anyone seeking to repair their garage door. Our high-cycle, heavy-duty, and precision-focused springs cater to various requirements. Standard residential torsion springs are typically installed on a shaft above the center of the garage door and are available in 1 3/4", 2", and 2 1/4" inside diameters to suit your specific needs.
To Properly Measure a Garage Door Torsion Spring:
Step #1 Determine the Wire Size.
To determine the wire size of your old springs, you need to measure the length of 10 coils and 20 coils. Once you have the measurements, refer to the chart below to find the corresponding wire size. For instance, if you measure 2 1/2" for 10 coils and 5" for 20 coils, then the diameter of your spring is .250.
Step #2 Measure the inside diameter (ID) of the spring:
Using a tape measure or caliper, measure the inside diameter of your spring. The most commonly found inside diameters are 1 3/4", 2", 2 5/8", 3 3/4", and 6".
Step #3 Measure the length of the UNWOUND coils of your spring:
It's important not to measure the end caps or cones of the springs. If your garage door has left and right wound springs, measure both as they may differ. In the case of a broken spring, measure each piece separately, then add the measurements together to determine the total length. For an intact spring, it must be fully unwound and relaxed to obtain an accurate measurement.
Step#4 Determine Wind Direction
To ascertain the winding direction of the spring, inspect the end of it. If the end of the spring points clockwise, it indicates a left wound spring. Conversely, if the end of the spring points counter-clockwise, it signifies a right wound spring.
Garage door torsion springs, cables, brackets, and associated hardware are subjected to extremely high tension. Mishandling or improper installation of these components can result in severe injuries. For your safety, Homegarage.ca strongly advises that only qualified professionals install or adjust torsion springs. It is crucial to carefully and accurately follow the manufacturer's instructions while utilizing the appropriate specialized tools.
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