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Custom Made Garage Door Torsion Springs

Only regular end garage door torsion springs are priced with both stationary and winding cones installed, unless otherwise specified below.

image of left hand wound torsion spring  image of right hand wound torsion spring
 

Enter Torsion Spring Dimensions

Wire Size
Inside Diameter
Length
Wind of Spring Needed Left Right Left and Right arrow pointing left Required
Spring End
Regular Ends
Overhead 2" ID Ends Up
Crawford Long Ends 1 19/32" ID
Crawford Long Ends 2 25/32" ID
Barcol Ends 1 13/16" ID
Ends In
Mini-warehouse ends
Wagner 2 1/2" ID
Wilson, Mahon etc. Looped Ends
Rolling Steel Door Long Ends
Coating

Coating is available only on springs 18" and longer.
Yes    No

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Coated spring benefits
  • Clean Surface
      No Oily mess or cleanup needed
  • Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
  • Pre-printed winding line
      No need for chaulk or paint during installation

Cones are not available for 1-19/32", 1-13/16", 2-7/16", 2-1/2", 2-3/4", 2-25/32", 3",
3-25/32", 4", 4-3/8", 4-1/2", 4-7/8" Inside Diameter springs.
You must reuse your existing cones for these sizes.

Cones are available for the following Inside Diameters only:
1-3/4" wire sizes between .1483" to .295"
2" wire sizes between .1483" to .3065"
2-1/4" wire sizes between .177" to .3125"
2-5/8" wire sizes between .177" to .331"
3-3/8" wire sizes between .125" to .375"
3-1/2" wire sizes between .125" to .4375"
3-3/4" wire sizes between .2253" to .4062"
5-1/4" wire sizes between .2437" to .4375"
5-1/2" wire sizes between .125" to .4375"
5-7/8" wire sizes between .125" to .4687"
6" wire sizes between .2625" to .4375"


Torsion spring winding bars

  • Available in 7/16, 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4" diameters
  • Sold in pairs
Qty.


SPRING RELEASE TOOL
  • Remove broken springs from stationary cones
  • Works on right and left wound springs
  • For ID's through 2 5/8"
  • 1/2" wind bars included.
$59.30 Qty.


Cable keeper
CABLE KEEPER
  • Prevents cable from jumping off drum.
  • Installs over roller shaft on bottom fixture.


$2.40 pr. Qty.

Torsion Springs

Manufactured from the highest quality spring steel available.
The four specific items required to purchase the correct replacement torsion spring.
  • #1 Wire Size
  • #2 Inside Diameter
  • #3 Length of spring
  • #4 Wind of spring (Right or left wound)
Use our order form for pricing information.

A spring’s wire size can be determined by several different tools or techniques. Use of a caliper, micrometer, or wire gauge are common ways to determine a spring’s wire size. If none of these tools are available, simply measure ten coils of wire to the nearest 1/16th of an inch, and refer to the Spring Wire Chart. The spring must be tightly compressed, with no gaps. It’s also a good idea to measure twenty coils as a double check.
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Measure the inside diameter to the nearest 1/16th of an inch. In most cases, the cones inserted in each end of the spring will have a manufacturers name (OHD or Raynor, etc.) which will give a clue toward the proper identity. The chart on the right shows common ID’s used by various manufacturers. If no manufacturers name is evident, usually a part number on the cone will indicate the inside diameter:

134 or 175 = 1 3/4" ID

258 or 263 = 2 5/8" ID

375 or 334 = 3 3/4" ID


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Measure spring length with the spring in its unwound state. In the case of a distorted or broken spring, simply count the total number of coils and multiply by the wire size.

120 coils x .250 wire = 30"

120 coils x .375 wire = 45&quot

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To ensure the correct wind, please refer to the Winding Chart below. Please remember the side of the door a spring is located on does not indicate the wind of the spring. Most winding cones are color coded for hand identification. Right hand wound springs should have red winding cones. Left hand wound springs should have black winding cones.
image of torsion spring crosssection showing wind of spring direction
Left Hand Wound
Right Hand Wound


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