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Everbilt 8 ft. Garage Door Safety Cable
0099713033535

Everbilt

8 ft. Garage Door Safety Cable

$7.86 /each

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The Everbilt 8 ft. Garage Door Safety Cable is made of galvanized steel and has a 1/8 in. thickness. It has 7 strands with 7 wires per strand for strength and durability and an end-to-end tensile strength of 1,400 lb.

  • Designed for garage doors
  • Made of galvanized steel for reliability
  • Winds and unwinds onto a cable drum via a torsion spring to raise and lower the garage door
  • Minimum end-to-end break strength of 1,400 lbs.
  • Durable and tested to open and close the door at least 10,000 times
  • Installation guidelines and hardware included

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Photo shows a pair of safety cables (that run through the middle of the extension springs to prevent injury when the springs break). But description says "Winds and unwinds onto a cable drum via a torsion spring to raise and lower the garage door". So what are these? Safety Cables? or Torsion Spring Cables?
Asked by: Gary
they can be used for both applications
Answered by: bilcubed
Date published: 2016-07-27

The loop is too big for the bottom bracket latch. It slips right off. Is there another size that i need and where can i find it?

The loop on my old cable is almost half the size.
Asked by: BC
A bit of tape will hold it in place if you don't have a partner to help you.
Answered by: Twidget
Date published: 2017-01-04

What is cost to have safety cable installed zipcode 19711

Asked by: Gerry
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot Gerry. The Home Depot partners with installers and home service professionals who meet the highest standards for experience, know-how and customer service to get your . Unfortunately, we cannot give an estimate without conducting a consultation of the job. Please call us at The Home Depot Home Services at 1-800-557-5221 to schedule an appointment. You can get more information about Installation Services here: http://www.homedepot.com/c/Home_Services We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-01-02
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8 ft. Garage Door Safety Cable is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY AS A EXTENSION SPRING SAFETY CABLES. Product does not match instructions in its own pa... DO NOT BUY AS A EXTENSION SPRING SAFETY CABLES. Product does not match instructions in its own package. The insert shows a cable with a bracket at the end to bolt to the frame support. This actually has a loop on one end and a large cylindrical piece of metal at the end. This is not easy to install as a safety cable. I guess I should have spent the extra penny and purchased http://www.homedepot.com/p/IDEAL-Security-Garage-Door-Safety-Cables-2-Pack-SK7136/203468168 which includes the bolts too. Too bad I had to open the package before I could see this is the wrong thing.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only order one, they come as a set so replace both sides at the same time. Easy to install, use ... Only order one, they come as a set so replace both sides at the same time. Easy to install, use a bit of tape to hold it on the post while tensioning. Always check the alignment of ALL the components before tensioning!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cable was easy and fast to attach. Installation... The cable was easy and fast to attach. Installation was a snap.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cable worked great. Was relatively easy to install. Cable worked great. Was relatively easy to install.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worked out great worked out great
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from EJL2000 was 100% correct This is not a safety cable!!!!. This is the primary cable used to raise/lower the door. Safety cables are the back-up cables threaded theough the spring that ensure the spring won't kill someone when it inevitably fails.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8 foot, well really 8' 8" but worked fine. Replaced old worn-out torsion-spring cables with this set. The old cables were 8' 4", and 8' 6", possibly from stretching but more likely from one having been replaced at some point. Calculated it out and figured 8' replacement cables would be best. Thing is, these cables, although listed on the website as 8' cables, turned out to be a set of 2, 8' 8" cables (same SKU number, slightly different model number). Thankfully, when I got them home, 8'8" worked perfectly. Another couple of inches would have been too long for the grooved pulley. This was an old door, probably about 60 years, so those of you with similar old pulleys take heart: the 8'8" length should work okay. Used youtube and internet for installation instructions -- the printed instructions that came with this pair of cables were for an entirely different door design, but the cables worked great. This would have been a 5 star review except for the miss-labeling on the website. Bottom line: this kit contains 2 8' 8" cables, NOT 8' cables, but they worked fine for my old garage door system. Much smoother, quieter than the old, worn-out pulleys and since they're of matched length, hopefully they won't jump the track in a few months like the old ones did.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exact Fit, Instructions, Not So Much... This item is perfect... But only if you know exactly what you want! I was looking for the cables that wind on the torsion drum for my two car garage door. My old ones slipped off the drum and sheared off, leaving the door all askew. I needed a pair of cables to restring the door. This PAIR of cables are an EXACT FIT, at 8' 8", requiring only minor adjustment in leveling the door in the tracks. They went on easy, and following a couple videos on YouTube for little tricks, the whole job took maybe an hour. Greased everything up, and back in business, quieter than ever! I gave poor marks for appearance because of the lack of instructions AND the fact that I bought too many. The packaging does not show multiple installation types, rather only depicting the old style overhead spring type door, not current torsion rod overhead roll up doors. I will keep the extra pair as back up... Roll on door, roll on...
Date published: 2014-12-28
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