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    Thankfully I was in the garage when this happened and yes my DIY skills are shite!

    The cable simply snapped as I pulled it to release the garage door.

    I managed to pull it tight and fold it in but it will need to be replaced as the lock only turns 90 degrees instead of 180, still locks though.

    The cable joins a single point latch in the middle of the door and the inside of the t- handle.

    The lock says Henderson - so do I simply buy a Henderson cable or any garage cable and thread it through?

    The cable has a big crimp at one end and the other seems to thread through the handle and a two holed eyelet.

    Also how to I make sure it tight enough and the lock turns 180 degrees?

    I am assuming I donít do anything else?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Up and over garage door cable replacement

    Replace it with a length of 4 or 6mm wire rope, a couple of small shackles and a bottle screw.

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    thanks

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    On a side note... I hope you've got more security than just the standard lock?

    My parents had the centre lock part punched out of their garage door handle and some bikes pinched.

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    I bought a kit for mine that included new cones, from memory (it was a few years ago) the cone is held on to a bar with a roll pin that you need to knock out, biggest problem was getting enough tension on the wire for the door to close smoothly, I think I used mole grips to twist either the bar or the cone round tight enough.

    I don't remember it being difficult to do, just a bit awkward to get at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I bought a kit for mine that included new cones, from memory (it was a few years ago) the cone is held on to a bar with a roll pin that you need to knock out, biggest problem was getting enough tension on the wire for the door to close smoothly, I think I used mole grips to twist either the bar or the cone round tight enough.

    I don't remember it being difficult to do, just a bit awkward to get at.
    I think he's talking about the handle/catch/lock wire, not the springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I think he's talking about the handle/catch/lock wire, not the springs.
    In that case a piece of string and a couple of granny knots will do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Replace it with a length of 4 or 6mm wire rope, a couple of small shackles and a bottle screw.
    Do you have pictures? For future reference? Many tia

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachine View Post
    Do you have pictures? For future reference? Many tia
    Not as such as i dont have an up and pver door now. A decent hardware shop or even b&q should have wire rope...4mm is easily up to the job. Small shackles look like tiny exhaust clamps. A bottle screw just helps get the tension on ...you could do without...but it makes future adjustments easier.
    I actually have the stuff lying on the bike stand as i was going to improve a light mounting, but cba.
    I seem to have exceeded my picture allowance so no pictures i am afraid.

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