I fabricated a homemade gate closing device similar to Erics and it works super but I have one question. I want to put a piece of aircraft cable thru the spring for a safety but I can't figure out how to do it without having 8 feet of cable hanging around when the gate is up. Does anyone have any suggestions? Does anyone use a safety cable? Has anyone had a problem with a spring breaking and flying? I used a 160# garage door spring and it is enough but I have the safety concern. Thanks.