Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nexttime too strong
Just like everyone else my door wouldnt close...despite the advice given to me by an HD empolyee
September 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Underrated strength but good and cheap
As others here have said, the springs are stronger than 110 lbs. I weighed my door at ~123 lbs, and these were perfect. When detached from the opener, the door sits an inch or two above the ground and requires minimum force to raise by hand.
May 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Diyer Spring rating is stronger than specified
As the previous people have indicated, these Everbilt springs are stronger than their rating. My Clopay 8' x 7' high steel insulated door calls for 110 lb. spring. Everbilt 110 # (with the opener disconnected) makes the door pop back up about 8 " . I tried the 90# and they were way too weak.
Everbilt needs to correct their specs, or make 100# springs to compensate. But, Home Depot doesn't have 100# springs available.
March 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeHomeowner Weight rating is wrong
I purchased these to replace the original 110 pound springs on my Wayne Dalton door. I had read the other reviews, all of which say that the springs are too powerful, but I wanted to see for myself. The length measurements match and they have the industry standard white color code for 110 pound springs. I noticed that the wire of the Everbilt spring is larger in diameter than my original springs, which suggests a more powerful spring. I installed the Everbilt springs and noted that it took considerably more effort to close my door with them than before. With my original springs and my electric opener disengaged, my door will open up about a foot before its weight and the spring force find equilibrium. With the Everbilt springs the equilibrium point is nearly full-open, and my door would fly completely open with great force when released from the closed position. I returned the Everbilt springs to Home Depot and they gave me a no-hassle refund. Clearly these springs are not appropriate for a 110 pound door, as other reviewers have indicated.
February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike works
My 7' garage door weighs 122 lb and had OEM springs with a 120 lb rating (green). Following the advise of others here I installed the 110 lb Everbilt springs (white) and the door opens and closes without problem. It does stay closed in manual mode while the opener has no problem lifting the door. The springs are a couple of inches shorter than the OEM ones so I will have to see how long they will last but so far so good.
The only "issue" that occurred had to do with the way the OEM springs were attached to the unistruts holding the track up: The loop at the end of the springs is only 3/4 and was threaded through two holes of the unistrut. This does not work with the Everbilt springs since they end in a double loop. I had to bolt them on using a 3/8-16x2 bolt with a 1 1/2 washer on top of the loop and 2 nuts fastened against each other on the other side. This allows the spring some (limited) movement against the unistrut and avoids unintentional damage to the loops. This may not necessarily be straightforward for everyone so I took 2 points off from Ease of Installation.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Almadenreader Weight specification is not accurate
The Everbilt brand extension springs have a 20 LB increment (90, 110, 130, etc.). The 110 LB spring actually has the strength of about 120 LB. The Everbilt 110 LB springs (2-pack) is a great deal if your door weighs about 120 LB. But if your door is 110 LB or a little lighter, the spring tension is too strong and will always pull the door open. This happens when you test the door manually (the door is disengaged from the automatic door opener). If the spring tension is too strong compared to the door weight, adjusting the pulley cable length won't solve the problem, because when the door is closed the two springs are extended fully and will pull the door with the full force (120 LB). If the door is lighter than 120 LB, it will be pulled open. If the door is much lighter than 120 LB, it will go up rather quickly.
I really needed a spring with 110 LB strength (no more), so I had to find a different brand that makes springs in 10 LB increments, and the 110 LB model of this other brand worked better with my 110 LB door.
May 30, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JoeG Should be called 'over built'. Spring rating is way off.
I have an 8x7 3-layer insulated garage door. I called Clopay with the serial number and asked what the door weighs. I was told the door weighs 127lbs and I should use a 120lb spring.
I had the 110lb springs already so I figured it was worth trying. The basically launch the door right off the track. I have them adjusted so loose that the door closes almost 1/3 of the way before the spring is engaged (this is after a normal adjustment and almost losing body parts to the garage whipping off the ground and the pulleys and cables snapping around).
The directions are horrible - the worst I've ever come across and I have been putting stuff together and fixing houses for decades. It has been a full week to finally figure out the right way to install the springs, and to my misfortune the spring tension is totally off. The instructions show you where to connect the cables too, and the result is the spring and pulleys banging all over the track. The amount of work this is requiring makes the product not worth anywhere near the cost.
I give the product 2 stars because the build quality is good (double spring loops at both ends, nice heavy safety cable with included crimp).
June 19, 2014