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Dangermouse
11-29-2012, 10:25 AM
NOTE DATE CHANGE

Twisted Taco - Johns Creek

who's in?

Dermot
Derek
Sean
Doug (if his plane has come in)
Mike F (rundmc)
nullset

ccurzio
11-29-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm in, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Dangermouse
12-03-2012, 02:13 PM
Any non-regulars/new owners are welcome as well, btw

sphiend
12-05-2012, 09:28 PM
As you stated, assuming I don't get stuck -- I'll be there.

Chris3991
12-06-2012, 11:00 AM
I'm looking forward to meething some of you guys but unfortunately I won't be able to attend this time.

Cheers

sean
12-13-2012, 09:43 AM
I still have a few things left:

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?4997-Misc-Parts-for-sale

If you see something of interest let me know, make an offer and I can bring it next week.

nullset
12-13-2012, 12:47 PM
I'm in!

ccurzio
12-17-2012, 09:41 AM
So it's probably looking like I won't be able to make this one. I was expecting to be home by now, but I'm still in New Mexico. Heh.

Dangermouse
12-17-2012, 09:48 AM
BOOOO!

btw, i was wondering; are you driving across country (or flying) and if so, are you driving in the D?

Ron
12-17-2012, 09:48 AM
I'll be on the way to VA...

ccurzio
12-17-2012, 09:53 AM
BOOOO!

btw, i was wondering; are you driving across country (or flying) and if so, are you driving in the D?

Driving, though not in the D. I want to get the exhaust fixed before I try talking it across the country. :)

DL4567
12-17-2012, 03:18 PM
Looking forward to this! See you guys tomorrow.

nullset
12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
I'll be there!

sean
12-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Guys, I am so sorry but I am literally turning around on old Milton right now. It seems my garage door opener is broke and my cant get out to pick my daughter up from school. This sucks and I apologize for this.

dmc6960
12-18-2012, 01:23 PM
Manual release?

sean
12-18-2012, 02:54 PM
Manual release?
if only!

So I came home to this, besides a pissed off wife:

155341553515536

Turns out one of the torsion springs broke. I never appreciated how much work they do, this door is HEAVY!

Iznodmad
12-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Oh boy! Broken springs. Get ready to open up your wallet. I had to replace two of them over the summer, they broke within 24 hours of each other ( different doors). $500 later........

Yeah, I couldn't budge either door when it broke. Good thing I had a spare car to drive when it happened.

Dangermouse
12-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Now you can tell your wife you got her a garage door for Christmas :)

Sorry you were so close to making it.

Buddy, Doug, Derek, Mike S. and myself made it. Good to see everyone again. Much better service than last year.

High point was Derek being swarmed by 4 grown men in the parking lot when he was showing us his new Mattel hover board ("OMG he's got a Sports Almanac - no way") :rofl:

SS Spoiler
12-18-2012, 03:43 PM
I've gotten extra mileage from broken springs by using a cable clamp on the broken ends. You have to re-torsion the coils to match the other side. Somewhat dangerous but it will work. When you've got 70 pissed of tenants wanting to get to work out of an apartment garage you come up with creative solutions!

sean
12-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Fortunately, and unfortunately, I've only got the one pissed off tenant :-/. Im able to get the door up and down manually but it's tough. After reading a few write ups I'm not sure I should do this job but rather hire a pro. I'm gonna ask around some more for advice.

Dangermouse
12-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Hire a pro - no question !!!

Soundkillr
12-19-2012, 03:30 PM
I have two brand new torsion springs you can have if you need them. When we moved in I changed the entire door system and kept the springs, I can measure them and tell you the length, unwound of course.