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#4726630 - 04/14/18 10:52 AM Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 1986
Loc: VA
Since I have broken a torsion spring and am having to replace it, I am gonna do a few upgrades on my garage doors. Doors have been up since 1994 and are noising as heck. Wind blows them as I have a lot of slop in the current wheels.

I am considering purchasing the nylon sealed roller bearing and maybe get new end plates. Gonna get the next "higher" spring size to double my cycles from 10k to 21K

$25 per door for the sealed lifetime roller bearings.

But, is there a consensus as to what to use to lubricate the torsion spring and chain drive?
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#4726640 - 04/14/18 10:59 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
rshaw125 Offline


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They make one just for it.
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#4726641 - 04/14/18 11:02 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
oldhp Offline


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I've use the spray on tacky grease (it foams and goes into the links) that you use on motorcycle chains. I would think it would also work on the springs too.
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#4726647 - 04/14/18 11:13 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: rshaw125]
Gebo Offline


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Originally Posted By: rshaw125
They make one just for it.


Which one is it? smile
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#4726663 - 04/14/18 11:27 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
rshaw125 Offline


Registered: 08/18/04
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Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: rshaw125
They make one just for it.


Which one is it? smile


They sell it at Home Depot where they have the openers and parts. Blue spray can.
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#4726669 - 04/14/18 11:34 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: rshaw125]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Originally Posted By: rshaw125
Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: rshaw125
They make one just for it.


Which one is it? smile


They sell it at Home Depot where they have the openers and parts. Blue spray can.


Gotcha!
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#4726675 - 04/14/18 11:43 AM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
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Watch this video before lubicating anything.


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#4726683 - 04/14/18 12:01 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
AlaskaMike Offline


Registered: 05/28/10
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It's just simple silicone spray lube. You can buy specialized "garage door" spray lube for excessive prices, or you can buy generic silicone, but it's the very same stuff.

I usually use PB Blaster Silicone lube because I can find it for about three bucks a can.

By the way--if you're replacing one spring because it broke, you might as well replace the other one at the same time. It's gone through the same number of cycles, and presumably it's the same age.

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#4726700 - 04/14/18 12:16 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
Posts: 120
Loc: Mississippi
I used to always use WD-40 when I lived in a house with a garage. I would just apply when I started to hear the squeaking again which was usually after 8 months to a year. I started using it when I had the door serviced by a professional garage door service. I asked the guy where I could buy the spray he was using. He said WD-40 was similar and cheaper. I would likely use the real product now if not an outrageous price.
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#4726706 - 04/14/18 12:28 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
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Great video!
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#4726946 - 04/14/18 04:55 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I just had all the rollers replaced last year when I had my new door opener installed. The installer told me to ONLY use a silicone based garage door lube, and nothing else. He was quite insistent about it. He installs several garage doors a day. So I figure he's seen it all, and has no reason to misdirect.

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#4726970 - 04/14/18 05:45 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
SOHCman Offline


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Loc: USA
gear lube works fine.
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#4726982 - 04/14/18 06:06 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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The place where I am buying my torsion springs told me to use 40 weight nondetergent Motor oil. Isnít it amazing how many different points of view you can get from the professionals?
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#4727009 - 04/14/18 06:39 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
Rand Offline


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Loc: NE,Ohio
less lube is better too much just gets all nasty with dirt.

Make sure you read how to do it.. most people spray on wrong stuff.
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#4727015 - 04/14/18 06:45 PM Re: Lubricating 9x7 Garage Doors [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 09/02/05
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Originally Posted By: Gebo
Isnít it amazing how many different points of view you can get from the professionals?


Probably depends on how cold it gets in the winter.

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