DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 508
1 members and 507 guests
tonetone
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Non-Sportbike Forums > Non-Sportbike Chat

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Know any good garage door people?
Unread
  (#1)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
rddy's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,622
Join Date: October 1, 2002
Location: Boston, MA area
Know any good garage door people? - August 25, 2007, 10:37 AM

Had a torsion spring break and was planning on replacing it myself. Called around to a few places, and had one tell me it was illegal to sell a torsion spring to an individual. Sounded like a cheap sales ploy to me, but who knows. Called another place and they said they would sell them. Started looking into it a little more, and found a detailed step-by-step walk-through of replacing a torsion spring, including the dangers involved, and thought I'd see if anyone knew of a reputable garage door person that could give me an estimate on replacing the spring so I could decided whether it's worth the effort to do it myself. I'm also thinking about upgrading the door/opener, etc.

Thanks.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to rddy  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
Largely Unsupervised....
 
Corbett's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,539
Join Date: August 23, 2006
Location: Falls Church, VA
August 25, 2007, 11:01 AM

I just used this guy "Bo" for the same thing last month. Older guy, straight shooter, caught him after he had quit work for the day but said.."Hey, you're pretty close to me...let me go back and get my work truck and I'll come right over." Took him about 45 minutes and I paid him $200, though I think he was charging me like $185.

Bo's Garage Doors
Address: Falls Church, VA 22046 Phone:(703) 534-5475
I found him while looking through Yahoo yellow pages and was going down a list of places that were too busy to get to me for another week.

I don't know where you live, he apparently works out of Falls Church/City of Falls, I'm in Tysons Corner.


--------------

This has been another fine contribution from Captain Craptastic.

2014 Harley Street Glide
'08 Brass Balls Bobber
'04 KTM 625 SMC
'78 Honda CB750K (soon to be mated to sidecar)
'07 SSR 125
'99 BMW K1200RS (SOLD)
'95 Honda Z50R (donated to a buddy)
'89 CR500R (SOLD)
'83 Honda CB1100F (SOLD)
'82 Honda CB750F (SOLD)
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
Meh
 
Posts: 7,983
Join Date: October 1, 2002
August 25, 2007, 11:02 AM

nothing too hard about it. Just make sure you have the couple of bars to load the spring and a block of wood to put it against. If you need, I have a guy that works on commercial doors that would do it for you for a fee I am sure.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
rddy's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,622
Join Date: October 1, 2002
Location: Boston, MA area
September 3, 2007, 11:13 AM

Bump. Thanks for the info

Back from vacation and going to start calling around, so let me know if anyone else has some contacts.
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to rddy  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
GP Racer
 
Posts: 1,422
Join Date: June 20, 2006
Location: Sterling, Va
September 3, 2007, 04:02 PM

This Guys work van is always parked in the neighborhood...Moss Construction

7039617707
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to java927  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#6)
Meh
 
Posts: 7,983
Join Date: October 1, 2002
September 3, 2007, 08:13 PM

I have a contact but he is in VA. He would probably do the work on the side but I would have to check with him. Do you have the parts...?
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#7)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
rddy's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,622
Join Date: October 1, 2002
Location: Boston, MA area
September 3, 2007, 08:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackHatch
I have a contact but he is in VA. He would probably do the work on the side but I would have to check with him. Do you have the parts...?
Not yet. Going to get some quotes to find out if it's worth my time or whether I'll pay someone to do it, and also see about upgrading everything (new door, opener, etc.).
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to rddy  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#8)
Has an idiot exemption
 
Triple X's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,502
Join Date: September 29, 2002
Location: Stephens City, VA
September 3, 2007, 08:40 PM

Dave,
Just had a broken spring changed. Replaced the other one just in case so I have it as a spare if you need it.


Steve

2011 Harley Electra Glide Limited
2009 Yamaha Zuma 125
2006 Honda CRF150F
2004 Honda CRF150F Monster
2008 Honda CRF 450R
www.cornerspeed.net
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#9)
Officially Addicted to Posting
 
rddy's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,622
Join Date: October 1, 2002
Location: Boston, MA area
September 4, 2007, 07:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveZX9
Dave,
Just had a broken spring changed. Replaced the other one just in case so I have it as a spare if you need it.
Thanks Steve, but from what I understand, the springs need to be matched to the weight of the door, and my current setup has only one very large spring. Can your person do work in DC?
  Send a message via AIM to Send a message via AIM to rddy  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#10)
Has an idiot exemption
 
Triple X's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,502
Join Date: September 29, 2002
Location: Stephens City, VA
September 4, 2007, 03:29 PM

Dunno Dave.
Prob cost more than having someone local do it.


Steve

2011 Harley Electra Glide Limited
2009 Yamaha Zuma 125
2006 Honda CRF150F
2004 Honda CRF150F Monster
2008 Honda CRF 450R
www.cornerspeed.net
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#11)
Licensed Rider
 
f3pilot's Avatar
 
Posts: 180
Join Date: June 14, 2003
Location: Manassas
September 6, 2007, 10:31 PM

Give Crews Doors a call in Manasty..down off of Wellington near 29...great people there. With torsion springs, if you have never installed one..... don't. You don't want to play with these things, they store tremendous energy and will hurt you real bad before you even fall off the ladder.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.