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    garage door spring is noisy

    How do you lube a garage door spring without making a mess? Mine is noisy.

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    Just put that question to a mutual F-body friend. Hopefully he'll reply.
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    Spray or pour oil on a rag and wipe your spring down a few times

    [QUOTE=77rr2x4s;22303]How do you lube a garage door spring without making a mess? Mine is noisy.[/QUOTESpray or pour oil on a rag and wipe your spring down a few times as necessary

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    OK, After some trial and error I found the spring wasn`t making the noise it was the hinges in the door. Sounds pretty good now. I replaced the opener with 3/4 hp belt drive and it is pretty quite now.

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    The ultimate for quiet, and they don't make them anymore for some reason, is the Wayne Dalton iDrive opener, that the torsion rod goes through, on my main (also a Wayne Dalton) garage door. With that opener and nylon rollers. it's almost silent. They put a subtle "beep-beep-beep" warning into it, which sounds whenever any button is pressed, to let you know the door is about to move. Otherwise all you hear is a slight whir of the motor and that's it, seriously. It's almost like magic.
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    One thing, I struggled with programming the new opener. I followed the directions exactly. I couldn`t get it to operate properly. I finally called the service tech line and they walked me through it and it worked perfectly after that. Must of missed a step or something. Oh well. Not the sharpest tool in the shed at times. LOL

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    Don't feel bad. A lot of things almost take a degree in computer engineering to program. In other words, they make it WAY more complicated than it needs to be. Ever try to program a programmable thermostat? Can't be done.
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    I'm the only one at work (an internet company) that can program the thermostat. When I was in school they had classes about how to design the interface for projects. I don't think anyone ever took those classes.

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