Garage Door Parts: Cables and Drums

Whether you’re looking for a replacement cable or drum, either torsion or extension, we’ve got you covered here at Dixie Door!

 

Check out our selection on our website store, or stop by our office to purchase locally!

Standard Lift Cable Drums - PAIR (7-8FT)

Standard Lift Cable Drums – Pair (7-8ft): $24.95

 

Standard Lift Cable Drums - PAIR (8-12FT)

Standard Lift Cable Drums – Pair (8-12ft): $36.90

Torsion Cable Assembly (7FT) Pair

7ft Torsion Cable Assembly (pair): $16.95

Torsion Cable Assembly (8FT) Pair

8ft Torsion Cable Assembly (pair): $19.20

Extension Cable Assembly (7FT) PAIR

7ft Extension Cable Assembly (pair): $16.95

Extension Cable Assembly (8FT) PAIR

8ft Extension Cable Assembly (pair): $19.20

Extension Spring Containment Kit

Extension Spring Containment Kit for 7ft & 8ft SINGLE doors: $17.95

Extension Spring Containment Kit for 7ft & 8ft DOUBLE doors: $23.95

Includes:

  • 1 PR cables, 1/8″ 7 x 7 – 126″.
  • 2 – 3″ restraint forks.
  • 2 – Open eye bolts, 5/16″ x 4″.
  • 2 – Bend lacing clips.
  • 2 – Lag bolts 5/16″ x 1 – 5/8″.
  • 2 – 3/8″ x 1-1/2″ machine bolts w/nuts and washers.
  • For use on 7′ & 8′ high doors.

 

For extension cables, you may need either a replacement pulley clevis strap and/or a sheave pulley.  We have those, as well!

Pulley Clevis Straps(3")

Pulley Clevis Straps (3″): $0.95

Sheave Pulley for residential doors (3″): $3.09
Sheave Pulley for commercial doors (4″): $8.95

 

If you have any questions about any of our garage door parts, feel free to call us at 615-822-3667, or stop by our office and see what we’ve got!!!

 

Garage Door Extension Springs

 

Extension Springs are the coiled springs installed above the door’s horizontal track.  You may download the Clopay Supplemental Extension Spring Installation Manual for as a quick reference if needed.  You may also view the Clopay Safety Checklist as a safety precaution prior to self installation.


The ‘Stretch’ of an extension springs is 1/2 the door height.  For example:  a 7ft door is 84″ tall (7 x 12in).  Divide 84 (or 1/2 of door height) by 2.  Total Stretch = 42″

All springs are rated at a minimum of 10,000 cycles. All springs are wired to be hard drawn.  A led tempered MB #2 material.

To determine right spring, count coils.  Measure outside diameter and length of spring at rest.  Dixie Door recommends replacing both sides (both springs) to get proper and even pull from both sides.

 

 

 

Extension Springs for 6’6″ and 7′ High Doors
Length at Rest – 25 Inches  Amount of Stretch – 42 Inches
Lifting Weight (Lbs) DASMA Color Code # Active Coils Outside Diameter Price
50 #1 Red 253 0.193 $33.95
60 #1 Brown 223 1.054 $34.95
70 #1 Orange 223 1.007 $34.95
80 #1 Gold 200 1.152 $34.95
90 #1 Light Blue 185 1.258 $35.95
100 #1 Tan 108 1.277 $35.95
110 #1 White 169 1.372 $35.95
120 #1 Green 169 1.337 $35.95
130 #1 Yellow 160 1.421 $36.95
140 #1 Blue 154 1.476 $36.95
150 #2 Red 145 1.591 $37.95
160 #2 Brown 137 1.708 $37.95
170 #2 Orange 134 1.749 $45.95
180 #2 Gold 130 1.796 $51.00
190 #2 Light Blue 125 1.885 $54.95
200 #2 Tan 121 1.960 $63.95
210 #2 White 121 1.932 $65.95
220 #2 Green 115 2.075 $71.00
230 #3 Yellow 115 2.050 $72.00
240 #3 Blue 111 2.130 $92.00
250 #4 Red 107 2.240 $96.50
260 #4 Brown 107 2.210 $96.50
270 #4 Orange 103 2.325 $109.00
280 #4 Gold 103 2.300 $109.00

 

Extension Springs for 7’6″ and 8′ High Doors
Length at Rest – 27 Inches    Amount of Stretch – 48 Inches
Lifting Weight (Lbs) DASMA Color Code # Active Coils Outside Diameter Price
70 #3 Orange 241 1.024 $36.95
90 #4 Light blue 200 1.279 $37.95
100 #3 Tan 194 1.300 $37.95
110 #4 White 182 1.396 $38.50
120 #3 Green 173 1.479 $40.50
130 #2 Yellow 167 1.533 $40.50
140 #2 Blue 157 1.651 $41.50
150 #3 Red 157 1.617 $41.50
160 #3 Brown 148 1.737 $44.95
170 #4 Orange 144 1.782 $47.95
180 #4 Gold 141 1.824 $52.50
190 #3 Light Blue 135 1.917 $57.95
200 #4 Tan 130 1.997 $65.95
210 #3 White 124 2.135 $79.95
220 #4 Green 124 2.110 $79.95
230 #4 Yellow 120 2.190 $82.50
240 #4 Blue 120 2.165 $94.00
250 #5 Red 115 2.275 $126.00

LiftMaster Hosts Monitored March Madness Week

“To raise awareness and heighten excitement for the new single-sided Monitored Retro-Reflective Photo Eye product for commercial operators, LiftMaster introduced Monitored March Madness Week, a five-day internal event featuring competitive challenges, daily giveaways and product information, as well as lunch-and-learns.

Roughly mirroring the widely popular NCAA March Madness Tournament, the Monitored March Madness Competition consisted of 10 five-person teams participating in various games, such as a Sweet Sixteen Crossword Challenge, an Elite Eight Scavenger Hunt and a Final Four Installation Race Challenge, designed to educate employees on LiftMaster’s Commercial Door Operator product line.  From March 18-22, LiftMaster employees competed to earn the highest number of points in hopes to play in the final game, the CDO Jeopardy Championship.  Each game focused on sharing insights into the UL325-compliant LiftMaster Monitored Retro-Reflective Photo Eye.

“Monitored March Madness was an invigorating, interactive way to introduce and educate our employees about the latest addition to LiftMaster’s cutting-edge product line,” says Paul Accardo, LiftMaster’s Advertising and Public Relations Manager.  “We believe our focus on employee education and dependable customer service will help LiftMaster to continue to provide our customers with the best possible level of service.”

From the Sweet Sixteen Challenge to the Championship, employees showcased their extensive product knowledge.  For example, in the Final Four Installation Challenge, the teams had 30 minutes to install the Monitored Retro-Reflective Photo Eye on operators, and the team with the fastest installation time won and advanced to the next round.  Lastly, the Championship Game was comprised of the final three team captains competing against one another in a full-fledged commercial door operator Jeopardy game.  The wide range of categories included Operators, Sensors, People, History and Retro-Reflective.

After days of friendly competition and product immersion, each team’s total scores were tallied and announced.  Coming in first place with a Jeopardy score of 365 were The One Eyed Jacks, consisting of Jeff Anderson, Anders Melberg, Terry Lawler, Meredith Gray and Chris Alix.  In second place with a Jeopardy score of 250, was Luke Krombach, Kitty Hines, Cas Cate, Genebry Kumiga and Annie Ohler as The James Marsdens.  Rounding out the top three were The Eyes of March, featuring Sherry Johnson, Madhu Thevanathan, Paul Accardo and Terri Skocz, with a Jeopary score of 240.”

– The Garage Door News – August 2013 – Volume 22/Issue 8

Garage Doors Through Different Eyes


Traditionally garage doors have been used to close off a house from the outdoors.  New uses for garage doors do the opposite by opening up the house to the outdoors.

One of the strengths of the North American Overhead door industry is that so many of the general managers and door company owners have extensive experience in the industry.  They understand doors, the complications that can arise with installations, and the factors that influence door quality.  They understand that in addition to selling an overhead door, they are selling a complete system, including openers, weather-stripping, windows and warranties.

If you ask those same people to name the two most important benefits of selecting the right overhead door, they will typically state that it properly seals the garage opening and it improves the curb-appeal of the house.

Those are accurate benefits, but they also limit the view of overhead doors.  It is possible to use what is commonly called Web 2.0 to look at garage doors through different eyes.

Web 1.0 vs 2.0
Web 1.0 typically refers to the early days of the internet.  Companies posted information online.  They developed web pages with data, photos, etc.  Web 1.0 was, by and large, a one-way communication path — companies speaking to consumers.

Web 1.0 reached its peak with the launch of sophisticated search engines such as Yahoo, Google and countless other that have since fallen to the side.

Web 2.0 began to evolve 7-8 years ago.  Instead of a one-way communication, it increasingly allowed average consumers to add content to the web.  This included the ability to comment on service quality (on hotel and travel websites, for example), the introduction of blogs (where consumers are the one-way communicators) to social media (where multiple consumers interact).

For years, the Questions From the Web section of the Garage Door News has provided consumer feedback to traditional uses of overhead doors.  While these consumer views are important, the key value of Web 2.0 is that it moves away from consumers simply responding to commercial products and messaging, and begins to take a lead.

Through Different Eyes
Pinterest.com is generally ranked as the fourth most influential social media site after Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  At its most basic, Pinterest is simple.  It allows consumers to post photos of things that interest them.  Viewers can then ‘pin’ these photos – add them to their portfolio.  As such, Pinterest is an ideal way for homeowners to post and select photos of home improvement ideas.

What do we see when we search Pinterest for garage door ideas?  Consider the six photos shown from Pinterest.com.

These doors are easy to describe.  Some are sectional.  There is one bi-fold door.  There is broad use of glass panels.  But there is so much more that can be seen.

While they are all doors that face the exterior, none impact curb-appeal.  They do not close an opening in the house.  Instead they open the house to the natural and recreational part of a home.  They do not close the house, they expand the house.  They change the perspective.

Traditional residential garage doors are solid materials – wood, steel or aluminum – to hide the assets and clutter in the garage.  The doors shown in these photos are really large windows.  So they use glass to enable light into the house and individuals in the house to look out.  They use door construction more similar to service center doors than traditional residential garage doors.

This difference is very important.  For typical garage doors, the beauty is judged from the curb…from the outside.  Ideally a neighbor, standing on the street looking towards your house, would comment about your new garage door: “It makes your house look great!”

For the doors highlighted, the opposite is true.  The beauty is really seen from the hardware side of the door.  The door opens the house to nature.  As such, the neighbor would instead be standing in your family room or den looking at the door saying: “Your yard and pool look great!”  While external aesthetics will still be important, the interior view of the door also matters.

The Marketing Lesson
Many people in the overhead door industry want to take advantage of the move to high end residential renovations.  It is an attractive market.

But servicing this market does not only require a focus on different doors.  Clearly the R-Value has a lessened role.  The sturdiness of the hinges and angles is important, but not the key issue.

The beauty of the door is not judge by the number of available colors of exterior door faces or the panel design.  Instead the beauty of the door is judged by what it allows the individual to see from the interior of the house and also to see beyond the door.  That is totally different.  It requires different eyes.”

– The Garage Door News, August 2013. Volume 22, Issue 8.
Photos – Source: Pinterest.com  

Clopay Avante Collection Selected as “Architect’s Choice” Garage Door

 

Clopay Avante Collection Selected as “Architect’s Choice” Garage Door in Annual Magazine Survey:

Each year the editors at Residential Architect magazine ask architects to share their top product picks for contemporary, traditional, and traditional design.

Clopay’s contemporary Avante Collection garage door is noted among this year’s favorites, and will be featured in the July/August issue of the magazine.

This isn’t the first time the Avante has been recognized as a “choice product” in the publication’s survey.  As architect David Banducci stated in the magazine’s 2008 round-up, Clopay’s aluminum-framed glass panel doors “make the garage an architectural feature instead of something we’d normally try to hide.”

Clopay introduced the Avante Collection in 2005 after seeing an uptick in orders of the commercial version for residential applications.

“The Avante was born out of consumer demand for an attractive contemporary garage door solution at a time when choices in the industry were extremely limited,” says Pat Lohse, Clopay’s vice president of marketing. “While the door’s clean lines and sleek design are definitely rooted in the modern market, it is increasingly showing up as an unexpected, yet welcome focal point on more traditional architectural styles, including Craftsman bungalows, historic row houses, and log cabins,” she adds.

The Avante Collection is constructed of a rust-resistant 2-1/8″ commercial grade aluminum frame in many sizes.  Multiple frame colors and window options including clear, mirrored, and frosted glass can be specified.”

– The Garage Door News, August 2013: Volume 22, Issue 8

For more information on the Avante Collection, visit http://www.clopay.com/avante.aspx.

LiftMaster 375LM Universal Remote

If you need to replace a lost or broken remote control, or just want to complement your existing garage access system, the LiftMaster® Universal Remote Control is the perfect single-source solution. It is designed to work with a variety of brands of garage door openers to give you convenient, secure access to your garage and home. With it, you can operate two different garage door manufacturers and/or frequencies at the same time, so it’s like having two remote controls in one. A single coin cell battery is included.

Replaces lost garage door opener remote control, or adds an extra remote for multi-car families
Dual frequency/dual manufacturer design – operates 1 or 2 garage doors even if they’re different brands
Attaches to your car visor
Easy to program
1-year limited warranty

 

Compatible with the following brands:
– Genie®
– Linear/Moore-o-Matic®
– Stanley®
– Overhead Door®
– Wayne-Dalton®
– Craftsman®
– Chamberlain®
– LiftMaster®
– 300/310/315/372/390 MHz compatible

FREE stuff from LiftMaster?! Yes, please!

 

Purchase a LiftMaster 8550 DC Belt Drive opener with Battery Backup and MyQ Technology, and receive a FREE 828LM Internet Gateway!

Purchase a 195LM Ceiling Mount for your garage door opener, and receive a $15 mail-in rebate!

Offers only valid from 8/19/13-09/27/13.

Contact us today for more information! 

LiftMaster Elite Series 8587 3/4 HP AC Chain Drive Garage Door Opener

Maximum Power for the Heaviest Garage Doors

Connectivity
– MyQ technology
 enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer.
– Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights.
– MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee.

Performance
– P3
 Motors from LiftMaster are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs.
– 3/4 HP motor with chain drive is built to provide maximum power to lift the heaviest doors including carriage house and solid wood.
– I-beam rail system and reinforced chassis with chain drive provides maximum support.
– Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS) provides super quiet, smooth operation year after year.
– Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode.
– Lifetime motor and 5-year parts warranty.

Security
– Security+2.0
 safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you.
– PosiLock locks down your door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening.
– Timer-to-Close remembers to close your garage door when you forget -automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes.
– Alert-to-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ technology to Timer-to-Close.
– Motion detector activates the garage door opener lights as soon as you walk in so no more fumbling in the dark.
– The Protector System has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

Included Accessories:
– 3-button Elite Remote Control (895MAX) –
 Allows you to control up to three openers, gates or MyQ-enabled light devices.  Sleek contoured design with bright blue LED lights.
– Smart Control Panel (880LM) – Makes it easy for you to program remote controls and MyQ devices as well as adjust settings with intuitive menu-driven format and LCD display.

Optional Accessories:
– LiftMaster Internet Gateway (828LM) – Connect your MyQ-enabled garage door opener and accessories to the Internet with this device.
– Ceiling Mount (195LM) – Hide the Wires and Cords.  Give your garage the style it’s been missing with this sleek ceiling mount.  Works in most standard garages.
– Remote Light Control (825LM) – Allows you to control any lamp with your garage door opener remote control or smartphone via the LiftMaster Internet Gateway.
– Garage and Gate Monitor (829LM) – Enables you to monitor and close up to four garage doors or gates from any room in your garage.

The LiftMaster Elite Series model 8587 will be replacing the model 3595 3/4 HP Chain Drive opener.

Liftmaster 8557 3/4 HP AC Belt Drive Opener

Powerful yet Quiet Performance

Connectivity
MyQ technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights.
MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee.

Performance
P3 Motors from Liftmaster are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs.
3/4 HP motor combines a strong pulling force with a steel reinforced belt to lift heavy doors and reinforced doors in high wind areas.
Belt drive system means ultra-quiet performance – ideal if your home has living space above or next to the garage.
Motor Vibration Isolation System (MVIS) provides super quiet, smooth operation year after year.
Energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode
Lifetime motor and belt warranty, 5-year parts warranty.

Security
Security+2.0 safegards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you.
PosiLock locks down your door by electronically monitoring against a forced opening.
Timer-to-Close remembers to close your garage door when you forget – automatically closes the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes.
Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ technology or Timer-to-Close.
Motion detector activates the garage door opener lights as soon as you walk in so no more fumbling in the dark.
The Protector System has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.

 

Included Accessories:
3-button Elite Remote Control (895MAX) – Allows you to control up to three openers, gates or MyQ-enabled light devices.  Sleek contoured design with brigh blue LED lights.
Smart Control Panel (880LM) – Makes it easy for you to program remote controls and MyQ devices as well as adjust settings with intuitive menu-driven format and LCD display.

Optional Accessories:
Liftmaster Internet Gateway (828LM) – Connect your MyQ-enabled garage door opener and accessories to the Internet with this device.
Ceiling Mount (195LM) – Hide the Wires and Cords.  Give your garage the style it’s been missing with this sleek ceiling mount.  Works in most standard garages.
Remote Light Control (825LM) – Allows you to control any lamp with your garage door opener remote control or smartphone via the Liftmaster Internet Gateway.
Garage and Gate Monitor (829LM) – Enables you to monitor and close up to four garage doors or gates from any room in your house.

Liftmaster’s Elite Series Model 8557 3/4 HP AC Belt Drive Garage Door opener is replacing the Model 3585 3/4 HP Belt Drive opener.

LiftMaster Elite Pit Crew Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway – October 21, 2013.

Start your engines and enter to win the “LiftMaster Elite Pit Crew Experience.”  On September 1, 2013 LiftMaster will be racing ahead with an exciting Facebook contest featuring out EliteSeries garage door openers with MyQ technology.  You will have a chance to win instant prizes daily, and one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive the Grand Prize – an all-expense-paid VIP Race Trip weekend to Charlotte Motor Speedway!

All you have to do:

– “Like” LiftMaster on Facebook to participate: http://www.facebook.com/LiftMaster.
– Play the contest by using a Facebook version of the MyQ app to open a virtual garage door on-screen.
– Open the garage door, and as it opens participants will learn about the benefits of our top-tier garage door openers with MyQ technology.
– Learn whether or not you are an instant winner when the door is fully open and enter the Grand Prize drawing.
– Increase your chance of winning the Grand Prize by “sharing” the sweepstakes via Twitter and Facebook – earning up to 10 additional entries per day.

Grand Prize winner will be announced September 29, 2013.

LiftMaster is also waving the checkered flag in support of firefighters across the country:

– For every new “like” on Facebook, LiftMaster will donate $1.00 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (up to $10,000).
– Jamie McMurray will present the check to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at Dover International Speedway in September when he drives the LiftMaster car that weekend.

This is an exciting opportunity to win a great trip and help a worthy cause!  Don’t miss your chance!  All brought to you by LiftMaster.

 

Dixie Door, Inc featured in International Door & Operator Industry magazine!

In May, we had the pleasure of meeting with Chris Long and Robin Oliver from IDA when they stopped in to chat with our founder, Ken Knippel.  They were in town that week for the 2013 IDAExpo, which was held at the Opryland Hotel.  They were kind enough to feature us in the July/August 2013 issue of their magazine, International Door & Operator Industry.  You can view the magazine on their website, and also check out the article (starting on page 16) they wrote about us here at Dixie Door, Inc.

July/August 2013 – International Door & Operator Industry magazine.

Thank you, IDA, for visiting with us!  You are welcome to stop in and see us anytime!