Cable Drums – Thetford, Vermont

Garage Door Cable Drums for sale - Thetford, VermontHave a broken garage door cable drum in Thetford, Vermont? Buy quality made replacement drums online with same day shipping to ORANGE county, VT if ordered before 11am EST.

Garage door cable drums are found on a torsion spring garage door system, they are located on the ends of the torsion shaft and look like metal wheels or hubs. Most commonly made from cast aluminum, cable drums help the garage door remain balanced and level as the torsion cables wrap around them, when the door lowers and raises. Residential garage doors and light commercial garage doors use drums with a four-inch diameter, while heavier doors use five-inch drums.

DIY Tip: Pay attention to the small stuff! Hinges structurally hold your garage door together and should be inspected for stress fractures and cracks every 6 months to ensure proper function and to prevent any damaged panels. Hinges are numbered according to where they are used on your door. For example on the hinges that hold your rollers or end hinges you should have a #1, #2, #3, #4, etc starting from the bottom panel going up. This gives you the proper spacing so that the door fits correctly between the track and the wood framework around your garage door opening. If the wrong hinges are used on the end hinges this will cause gaps on the side of the garage door or for the garage door to be rubbing the wood door jams. It also will not allow the door to raise smoothly and cause rollers to bind in the tracks. Anytime the door is binding this will cause damage over time to your panels and your opener.

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Cable Drums – Torque Force 400-96

These garage door drums are four inches in diameter and are most commonly used for residential torsion spring garage doors up to eight feet high. These drums have a weight capacity of 265 pounds per drum and can handle cables up to 1/8-inch thick. When you notice wear in the grooves that separate the cables, or cracks or chips in your old drums, it’s time to replace them. Torque Force 400-96 drums make excellent replacements for worn out or cracked OMI 8, APCO 400-8, DNS 4X, and Overhead TD-1A drums. Order your new Thetford, VT Torque Force garage door cable drums online and worry free today!

Cable Drums – Torque Force 400-144 

These garage door drums are four inches in diameter. With a weight capacity of 375 pounds, they can be used on heavier garage doors up to 12 feet high. A drum can sometimes slip, causing one side to be higher than the other so the door won’t seal on the ground. However, because the Torque Force 400-144 drum is wider, it provides more surface area for gripping the torsion bar and reduces the risk of a slip. We provide fast shipping to the following Vermont areacodes, 802.

We ship our products anywhere in the USA, even if you need Cable Drums in Aberdeen, South Dakota!

When replacing a part on one side of a garage door it’s a good practice to replace the same part on the opposite side. For instance if one spring breaks, you need to replace both of them to even the balance. If one bearing or pulley goes bad, the other is not far behind. Following this rule will keep you from having unecessary work in the future.

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Make your garage door in Thetford, Vermont 05074 in ORANGE county, extremely quiet by upgrading to the Torque Force 400-144 cable drum. Its wider grooves hold thicker cables and allow for more separation between the cables. This prevents any rubbing, as well as the noise that is commonly heard during the last two feet of opening. Because the Torque Force 400-144 and Torque Force 400-96 are both four inches in diameter, there will be no change to your spring configuration or size. To silence your garage door system even more, add a set of 3/32-inch torsion cables.

Don’t forget to check out our How-To and Product video library for more garage door tips and advice. We also have blog pages with lots of tips like “Need to fix a broken garage door“.

If you have any questions about choosing the right Thetford, Vermont garage door cable drum, or you need help understanding the proper way to replace your drums, call us at 1-866-813-7899.

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