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Another job well done :smt012 Looks great :smt001

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Thanks Claire, very kind of you.

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Your welcome, your work inspires us all :smt012

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A friend of mine is working with a demolishing company. He called me last Monday at 13:00 to let me know they were about to demolish a building in which, among other stuff, were two electrically operated overhead garage doors. So, until 5:30 before getting dark, I had to check the doors, decide if I wanted them, get the money they were asking, disassemble both and arrange for a truck to carry them back home. With such a short notice, I couldn't see it hapening.












But it did. :smt004

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What an odyssey that was. :smt009 With help from a friend we managed to have it on the truck by 18:00, just right on time.

Garage doors in Cyprus are uncommon sight since they are way too expensive. A quick research showed that a couple of doors of this size would cost the best part of £6000. I got them for £270 (€300). They are 4,80m wide and 2,20m tall. Which brings us to my problem. The dimensions of my garage openings are 3m each. I think I can cut the aluminum panels to measure but I'm not sure if the springs can be winded back to work correctly with 2/3 of the initial weight. I'd like to hear if anyone would like to share any knowledge or experience on this.

Here are some shots I took with my mobile before we took them apart.

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:smt012 bloody hel he,s only got a posh electric door for next to nothing :smt038 :smt038 :smt038 you got more jam than robertsons . :lmao :lmao :lmao surly the spring loading could be relaxed a bit to allow for less weight ??? my dad had a similar door fitted on his workshop we adjusted the tension on the spring by turning it and locking it into place before connecting the cable to the spool. had a few goes before getting it just right. to make a easi lift on door . where there.s a will there,s a way :smt012

nice job mate will finish it off a treat. :smt012 :smt012

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Thanks for the comments guys.

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:smt012 bloody hel he,s only got a posh electric door for next to nothing :smt038 :smt038 :smt038

Two of them :smt016

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That was no talent mate, it was luck.

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What a result.... Cracking deal on those Garage doors.... Your going all posh :smt004
As Mark said, should be no problem loosing some tension on the spring by simply adjusting it. Most Garage doors of this type are cut to length and tension adjusted to suit :smt012

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Doros, if those are Hormann doors I probably have the original paperwork for mine if that helps you or you may be able to track it down on the net. And the tip about the springs is correct, one of ours came loose and had to be retensioned. Piece of cake really! What a bargain!
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:smt006 Hi Val, how are you? Yes, the doors are Horman, I've already downloaded the installation manual and you are right, it seems simple to adjust the springs. In the worst scenario, I can add further weight to the doors as Danny (??) suggested. :smt012

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You wont need to add weight Doros, the spring adjustment will be just fine.
I'm not bad healthwise but mechanically not so good. Back trouble mainly and I think my hips need a couple of new CV joints. Churchill was right, when asked how he kept going, in that he said you 'just have to keep buggering on'. I've made that my new life motto. So because it was too cold to find any means, short of a jet engine, to heat my workshop, I spent the cold months reworking my utility room. Where it used to look like an Oxfam sorting area after a big delivery, now its a symphony in black and white. That all started with a phrase I am sure many of you will recognise. 'I think this would look better for a coat of paint' and the low point came when I had to lie on the floor to paint under the radiator . Yes I know I could have taken the rad off circuit but at that point buggering on was all I could do. Once down, getting up was too much to think about and I just stayed there for a while admiring the ceiling and hoping Bob would not show up with the usual silly question about 'what in God's name are you doing there' (and my usual reply is 'breakdancing, what do you think? ') Anyway, I finally made it upright again and buggered on with the next job. Of which there is a never ending stream. Never mind, sailing starts on March 7. Can't wait!!!!!!!!! :smt003 :smt012


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Val, love your "Buggering on" phrase :smt007 :smt012

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