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Garage Door Lubrication
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:09:29 AM »
Now that people have been living in their new homes for a bit, I'm sure you guys started noticing the Garage Door squeaking more like me.  Anyone find any good product they like for lubrication?

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 11:10:22 AM »
i bought this at the home depot at the marketplace, worked really well. the little straw pinpointed the stuff right where it was supposed to go. another good thing is that this stuff doesnt run/drip. would highly recommend it. our garage door started sqeaking about 3 months after we moved in. after i used this stuff there were no squeaks at all. i apply it every 3-4 months. there are actually good youtube videos that show you what to spray what not to spray


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Clopay-Synthetic-Pro-Lube-for-Garage-Doors-4128043/202794367#.UmgQShA8Kjg

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
thanks...I'll check that out today.

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 11:30:49 AM »
Ditto. I used the same stuff and it worked.

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 11:41:27 AM »
And when the day inevitably comes that your torsion spring snaps on a weekend, after-hours, leaving your car trapped inside -- hypothetically-speaking, of course...  ;) SoCal highly recommends this company for fast, professional service at a nice value:

http://www.24ocgaragedoors.com/

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 01:26:57 PM »
How old was the house?  I was under the impression most garage door opener systems were good for about 10-15 years.


You are lucky no one was hurt when that happened...springs breaking can be pretty dangerous.

I don't know how old this garage door system is because it is not original to the home.

Well, there are two torsion springs. They would both have to snap for the door to free-fall. In this incident, only one broke. However, I think I also heard one guy say there was a safety cable or something to catch it from free-falling but I'm not 100% sure about that. I'd like to find out more about that.

It was being closed & we heard it snap when the door was about a foot off the ground, it fell down quickly from there. Luckily none of the glass panes broke. My kids were in the vicinity playing outside but yeah, they know nobody is allowed under or even near the door when opening or closing. They're really good about that.

The guys at OC Garage Doors were awesome!! They were done within about an hour of us calling for service on a Saturday night.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2013, 01:35:27 PM by SoCal »

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 04:36:39 PM »
I used plain white lithium grease spray.  works great. 

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 05:20:25 PM »
I used plain white lithium grease spray.  works great. 
Same here... that's what was recommended to me a long time ago.
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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 08:37:12 PM »
I went and bought the Clopay...works like a charm.  Squeaks have gone away.

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 12:05:22 PM »
I went and bought the Clopay...works like a charm.  Squeaks have gone away.

good thing you didn't use astroglide.  it would have increased the squeaking.

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 04:51:21 PM »
And when the day inevitably comes that your torsion spring snaps on a weekend, after-hours, leaving your car trapped inside -- hypothetically-speaking, of course...  ;) SoCal highly recommends this company for fast, professional service at a nice value:

http://www.24ocgaragedoors.com/

How much did they charge you? Just had the "snap and collapse".
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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2013, 11:58:24 AM »
And when the day inevitably comes that your torsion spring snaps on a weekend, after-hours, leaving your car trapped inside -- hypothetically-speaking, of course...  ;) SoCal highly recommends this company for fast, professional service at a nice value:

http://www.24ocgaragedoors.com/

How much did they charge you? Just had the "snap and collapse".
Imagine the feeling when I come to TI to ask a question and find the answer ;-)

Sorry for the late reply. I've been without reliable internet for a couple days. (Power outtage for 16 hours, then the cable modem died.) So, how much did it run - who'd you call?

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2013, 12:10:17 PM »
How much did they charge you?

It was $362 for parts and labor. 2 torsion springs replaced. That included a $15 discount for doing a (honest) Yelp review. No extra charge for weekends / same day visit.

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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 09:43:00 AM »
Gonna give this Clopay a shot tonight.  Hope it stops the small squeaks on my garage door.
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Re: Garage Door Lubrication
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 02:07:31 PM »
Gonna give this Clopay a shot tonight.  Hope it stops the small squeaks on my garage door.



this guy is pretty good about telling you everywhere you need to grease

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