Author Topic: Fixing garage door latch cable  (Read 484 times)

velosam

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Fixing garage door latch cable
« on: December 17, 2019, 08:49:09 pm »
Thankfully I was in the garage when this happened.

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 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 don’t do anything else?

Thanks

Re: Fixing garage door latch cable
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2019, 11:52:51 pm »
you can buy wire rope fixings in places like screwfix, and you should be able to make something up (that is going to last more than five minutes) that way.  For example a D-shaped shackle at each end, then attach each shackle to a cable loop with  ferrule in it, with each loop secured using clamp plates.

cheers

Re: Fixing garage door latch cable
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 07:10:52 am »

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


what Brucey says, and in answer to that part of your question, a turnbuckle will help you get the tension right if you have problems, you shouldn't need it. But, if it is your first time around the block with wire rope and fixings, it may help.