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Torquemaster to Torsion Springs Conversion

Today I have decided to create a short video that quickly displays a before-and-after Torquemaster to torsion springs system conversion on a customer’s garage door. Torquemaster is Wayne Dalton’s exclusive spring system and is operated by an iDrive operator. The springs are positioned in a hollow tube and are “invisible” to the naked eye. Hence, you can only assume that a spring is broken when the door malfunctions (usually will go up partially). The main issue with the Torquemaster spring system is that Wayne Dalton no longer manufacturers the iDrive operator. Wayne Dalton was purchased by Genie Operators and stopped making […]

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Garage Door 101

Garage Door 101 Your garage door is the largest moving part in your entire home and is used multiple times per day at any hour and in all seasons. To keep your garage door operating smoothly for decades to come, it’s important that you take the time to perform regular preventive care and garage door maintenance. Here are 10 things that all homeowners can do: Listen & Keep an Eye The most important preventive step you can take is to observe your garage door in action every time you use it. Is it moving smoothly or is it jerky in […]

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How to Replace a Broken Cable

Before you begin replacing a garage door cable on your garage door, make sure you have the necessary tools. It is not possible to predict all repair circumstances. The following steps must be followed in order to prevent any damage to a door and a person. We highly recommend hiring a professional technician to do this job and do not take any responsibility for any outcome of someone implementing the following steps. Take it Apart The garage door size determines the cable size. For the most common residential 7 feet tall door, you will need an 8’6” cable. Sizes of […]

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Garage Door Lubrication

Every garage door, whether operated electrically or manually, contains metal parts that require lubrication occasionally. Lubricating the moving parts, such as door’s rail, springs, hinges, and rollers, prevents them from rusting or becoming squeaky, as well as keeps them in functioning order for years to come. Common Mistakes One common mistake homeowners do is using a standard lubricating oil such as WD-40, which is actually a degreaser that takes away the grease, rather than serve the right purpose. Rather, you should use a lithium-based lubricant, which you can find at the local hardware store. If you cannot find any, aim […]

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