Garage Doors

When you’ve picked your favorite manual garage door and are ready to complete your home with it, then you’ll want to have a good idea of what is usually involved in the installation process.

Rather than automatic garage doors, manual is a still available when the door weight permits. Manual doors, of course, are easier to install than automatic. They also offer a simpler approach to security, in the event the alternative automatic opener may not offer security protections, in the form of a simple lock and key. Due to their simplicity they also need less maintenance.

Installation requires one to secure the door with a torsion spring system. This kind of installation generally requires only a drill, its bits, a hex wrench and an open-end wrench.

1. Attach flag jacket and horizontal angle and connect to the jamb.
2. Next connect torsion tubs and the springs then place them in each bracket
3. Measure the length of the release of the spring and then tighten the screws to the torsion tube
4. Tight your left side drum then the right side drum
5. Attach the tube retainer and wind the spring
6. Then it’s set so lift your door and park it in


This is the most basic and stripped down steps necessary for most manual installations. Refer to your installation manual for more details.

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Robert Trent Jones Course near Anniston Al

Four nines at Silver Lakes north of Anniston on Alabama Rt 431 but south of Gadsden and Glencoe present themselves as a very cool Robert Trent Jones Trail course, and the closest course on the trail to Atlanta Georgia. Less than an hour from Villa Rica’s famous ‘the Frog’ course, Silver Lakes is also about 10 miles shy of the Talladega race track on US interstate 20. From the Interstate, take 431 north to Oak Grove Road and hang a left for about two winding miles.

Since one of the nines is really a par 3 course, on any given day the professionals at Silver lakes combine two of the three championship nines for a challenging round of golf. For nine holes of championship fun, this leaves another path to enjoy. The three nines are entitled the ‘Backbreaker’, the ‘Heartbraker’ and the ‘Mindbreaker’. What makes regular players appreciate this approach is that careful play when rewarded, especially with the local knowledge a career on these links may have afforded you, may just allow you to put together 18 holes in the 70’s, on a course named for the great Robert Trent Jones.

When out with the wife, or a son or daughter not yet mature enough to conquer some of the carries, the par three gives mom or dad the chance to introudce sons, daughters, nieces and nephews to a truly championship venue.


Silver Lakes

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

The Frog

Talladega Race Track – parks and trails

Anniston Metropolitan Airport – KANB