THEGOLDPRO'S 2012 Stripe/Equipment thread.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by THEGOLDPRO, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
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  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here ya go man, I bought these parts thinking i was going to hook it up a different way but decided to do it like this once i got going. All in all i bought 2 little clips,2 eye bolts, and 2 160 pound garage door springs.

    I used a big eye bolt to secure the spring to the gate
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    And used one of these clips things to secure it to the trailer side, i just drilled a hole in the plate and ran the clip through it.
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  3. lawnguy27

    lawnguy27 LawnSite Member
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    Lookin good!
     
  4. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
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    Let me know how long that lasts ...
     
  5. Earth&Turf RI

    Earth&Turf RI LawnSite Member
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    Before someone takes a trip to the hospital?
     
  6. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why woulden't it last? And i could care less about the wire running through them, i put the cable through it and it looked dumb and had extra cable hanging all around, so i decided to not use it. I have to assume since my garage doors have the same springs and i have never once in 15 years replaced a spring on the garage that this little set-up will be just fine.
     
  7. dieseltech

    dieseltech LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea itll be fine
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  8. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh i know it will lol, Some people are nerds when it comes to safety. I have never in my entire life seen a garage door spring explode during normal use, Also my garage door springs stretch 3 times as far as the one on my gate does.
     
  9. dieseltech

    dieseltech LawnSite Senior Member
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    I imagine your garage door is also heavier than your gate as well. Mine is wood and is a frickin beast of a door. Sucks when the power is out!

    Youll spring your eye out, youll spring your eye out, youll spring your eye out!! Lol
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  10. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had one of them the same way on my Van. Worked Just Fine!
     

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