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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 AM
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With that design, there is nothing to contain the spring when it lets go.

Don't use it.
You don't want someone to be near it WHEN it fails.

Those garage door springs will be under tremendous tension when the gate is down.
With that design, there is nothing to contain the spring when it lets go.

Home made on a budget. Done right.

Stainless steel nut and bolt provide safe anchor point to the top rail.
Steel tubing encases the spring completely.
Stainless steel eye bolt acts as fair lead for cable.
All these things keep the spring in the tube for when it fails.

This will probably end up in the truck and trailer forum.
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