katrina maurye Garage, 2017-10-24 01:04:04. In response to the inherently dangerous old style garage spring issues as above, a newer and safer system for opening the overhead garage door was created. The idea was to transfer the load or weight of the door via a cable and pulley system to a vertical rod now equipped with a torsion (twisted) spring. This type of spring is installed with specialty hardware and bolts to a fixed plate at one end, while the entire spring is installed around a horizontal pipe. This load balancing device is normally installed directly over the header of the garage opening. Using appropriate cables, connectors and pulleys, the weight of the garage door is transferred into the torsion spring system. The difference between the old style stretched spring and the newer torsion spring is the way that the spring energy is stored. With the old style stretched spring, the energy is stored and released by pulling on the spring or returning the spring to its un-stretched condition. With a torsion type of spring, the energy is imparted or removed by rotating the spring clockwise or counter clockwise depending upon the direction of usage. With professional installation, the complete loading of the torsion spring is controlled by the garage installer, and is determined by the weight and size of the garage door that it is operating. When this type of torsion spring fails, it remains attached and intact to the location on the horizontal control rod where it was mounted. I have not heard of or seen any torsion spring fly across a garage, creating injury from failed components as with the stretched older style garage door springs. This is not to say that injuries have not occurred with the torsion style spring. The installation of this type of spring is generally safe when left to a trained garage door installation professional. Severe and serious injuries have occurred when untrained, unqualified individuals have attempted to install or service this type of spring. In most installations, a warning tag is left attached adjacent to the torsion spring when the garage door is installed. This tag warns of the danger associated with the stored energy of this spring, and alerts untrained individuals to not attempt any repair, adjustment or to even touch the spring and associated hardware. When the label that should be attached to this spring becomes damaged, is removed or tampered with, it is important that a new warning label be reattached immediately to show the dangers of this spring tension
katrina maurye Garage, 2017-10-12 00:02:21. When someone steps into your garage what impression do they get - an organised and methodical person or a chaotic ’clutterhugger’? Well there are those beyond redemption of course but for most of us we have to admit that the garage is not exactly how we would like it. In fairness that probably doesn’t mean we are psychologically unhinged it just means that we haven’t got round to it and even when we do, where do we start and how?
vanessaas scenciov Garage, 2017-09-28 10:47:22. As a garage may store many different flammable items such as oil, automobile lubricants, gas, paint, wood, papers, and such others, a garage home owner will be wise to choose a garage heater with safety features such as an auto temperature regulator. While it is important to keep oneself warm and comfortable while in your garage, safety should not be overlooked as well. Unregulated heat from your garage heater may prove harmful to chemicals and other flammable items stored in your garage.
Roseline rizarry Garage, 2017-10-02 10:47:25. The above article is a very brief description of a few types of garage doors. I have not given any specific details regarding appropriate trade conduct or listed any information regarding the serious potential for bodily injuries.
alyse heskett Garage, 2017-09-30 10:47:24. In contrast to an overhead type of garage door, be it sectional or single panel, roll up doors have a totally different type of operating system. When these doors are used, they can be concealed in an overhead or under mounted trough. These doors operate similarly to a roll top desk door except for how they are stored when not in the closed position. They normally coil as they are retracted, and require significant gear trains to reduce the effort required to move these doors up and down into position. Often the forces needed to move these roll up doors require a reduction type of transmission that allows a very heavy door to be operated effortlessly. These doors can be chain driven either manually, or can be automated using electric motors. Roll up doors require more frequent evaluation and servicing than a standard overhead garage door. The tracks that are mounted vertically on both sides of the garage opening need maintenance and cleaning more frequently, and are often blocked by foreign obstructions or damaged by collision of some type. These roll up doors are often held open by some type of ratcheting action. Proper balancing of these doors is often more important than an overhead type of door, as the weight of these type of doors is normally much greater than an overhead door.
katrina maurye Garage, 2017-10-01 10:47:24. Choose a garage heater that can adequately serve its purpose relative to the size of your garage. A small-engine heater may be enough for some garages whose owners do not spend much time inside it and who only need to use a limited amount of space for their hobby. Consequently, a large garage used by owners for a great amount of time will require a large-engine garage heater with enough power to warm the entire room. Heaters are sensible investments once you have chosen the right garage heater for your garage.
vanessaas scenciov Garage, 2017-10-03 10:47:26. Choose a garage heater that can adequately serve its purpose relative to the size of your garage. A small-engine heater may be enough for some garages whose owners do not spend much time inside it and who only need to use a limited amount of space for their hobby. Consequently, a large garage used by owners for a great amount of time will require a large-engine garage heater with enough power to warm the entire room. Heaters are sensible investments once you have chosen the right garage heater for your garage.
alyse heskett Garage, 2017-09-29 10:47:23. In the past, the biggest concern with operating an overhead garage door was the potential risks associated with the springs used for balancing the door weight. Pre mid 1960’s garage door installations typically relied upon a pair of stretched (tensioned) springs to assist the operation of the garage door pivoting hinges. These springs became loaded (tensioned) as the door was moved into the closed position. Unloading (releasing) of the stored spring energy occurred as the door was opened to the horizontal overhead position. One of the most dangerous aspects of these spring systems was that after a period of time, often without any maintenance or inspection, the points of attachment of these springs would rust or become weak. This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would often lead to an inadvertent explosive failure flinging the broken spring components across the garage, embedding the spring or steel components into the garage walls, cars or other items in the path of travel. Unfortunately, sometimes people were in the path of travel of these explosive occurrences. As these springs failed, as an attempted safeguard, some manufacturers devised a "caging" system for the springs. These cages were retrofitted onto the stretched springs in an attempt to capture the parts that would release if a failure occurred. While these caging devices were helpful, they were not completely effective. Some of these spring devices are still in use today. Whenever this condition exists or the quality of garage components are questionable, a qualified professional service technician should be consulted.
Roseline rizarry Garage, 2017-09-27 10:47:21. One of these gadgets or accessories that a garage owner may want to invest in is the garage heater. Accessorizing your garage with a heater can make a more comfortable garage. There are many types of heaters solely for garage purposes. A garage owner can simply get lost in choosing the right kind of garage heater. It is important for garage owners to keep these tips and considerations in mind when choosing a garage heater.