Orlene Garage Doors October 10th, 2017 - 18:20:06
The date is January 27 2011 and the time is early in the middle of the night. In Dallas TX a family lies quietly sleeping- a husband a wife and their little daughter. In the early hours of the morning the wife awakens and stumbles out of the bedroom to check on their daughter. Perhaps subconsciously she heard a noise. As she walks through the house she notices that the lights in the house were left on. How strange she thinks to herself. In her half awake half asleep stupor however she doesnt think too much of it. Then she notices that the door from the house to the garage was also open and as she walks closer she can see that the garage door is open as well.
This story was published in the "Far North Dallas Advocate" magazine in the March 2011 issue. It had a happy ending but how easily it could have turned tragic. What if the wife had not awakened during the night? What if the husband did not have a rifle? What if the robber struggled with the husband and took his rifle away? A simple robbery could have easily turned into a homicide. Now ask yourself this: "What if that had been your home and your family that were threatened?"
This weakening of the springs or points of attachment would often lead to an inadvertent explosive failure flinging the broken spring components across the garage embedding the spring or steel components into the garage walls cars or other items in the path of travel. Unfortunately sometimes people were in the path of travel of these explosive occurrences. As these springs failed as an attempted safeguard some manufacturers devised a "caging" system for the springs. These cages were retrofitted onto the stretched springs in an attempt to capture the parts that would release if a failure occurred. While these caging devices were helpful they were not completely effective. Some of these spring devices are still in use today. Whenever this condition exists or the quality of garage components are questionable a qualified professional service technician should be consulted.
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