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8 ft. Garage Door Safety Cable

  • Made of galvanized steel for it is sturdy and robust
  • Torsion spring helps cable to wind and unwind onto a cable drama
  • Helps in opening and closing garage doors
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Product Overview

The Overbuilt 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.
  • California residents
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2
Product Height (in.)
0.2
Product Width (in.)
96

Details

Garage Door Part/Accessory Type
Garage Door Cable
Product Weight (lb.)
0.6
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

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Most residential garage doors are 7 foot high will this cable still work for 7 foot door.

Asked by Mike March 24, 2017
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Yes it was the correct cable for my 7’ tall door.

Is the hardware included to attach the end without the loop?

Asked by myke October 26, 2018
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The tail end has a stop on it which typically slots into the cable drum.

What is the actual length of the cable?

Asked by maxie November 28, 2018
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It's 8' 6 1/2" from inside loop of eye to inner end of stop. I just measured it. It's a torsion spring cable designed for a common 7' garage door installation. Mine broke, and this is nearly identical to the length of the one that's being replaced (I'm replacing both, only one broke.) Remember to get some 1/2" steel bars to de-tension the springs.

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?

Asked by BC June 10, 2016
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its OK but should be tight from top ring. I used it and its save, should be tension.

Is there one or two cables?

Asked by Jeff December 13, 2019
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There are 2 cables included in the package

Wondering if I bought the wrong cable or if I am overlooking how these cables work......the non-l...

Asked by Confused January 21, 2019
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This is NOT a safety cable for a tension spring, it's a lift cable for a torsion spring door.

Photo contradicts Description

Asked by Gary August 25, 2015
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I saw this part number in the store tonight and the picture matches the contents of the package.

what length of cable is needed for an 8 foot door?

Asked by tony March 25, 2020
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This cable is adjustable, so you draw the cable up according to the instructions and the length you need for your individual door.

cables for 8 ft door need to be longer than 96 "-think about 114"?

Asked by james August 10, 2018
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The item title is deceiving. It is not for an 8 foot door, it is an 8 foot long 96 inch cable.

Does this cable fits a 8 ft high garage door

Asked by Ronnie April 2, 2020
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Yes

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Be aware - the end link is not pressured appropriately.
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The cable itself is as good as it gets, but the end links are not pressured appropriately so they can easily came off. One cable has failed exactly like that causing the garage door to fall.
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Good cable with quality ends Only problem is that it was too short to reach my drums. I have an...
Good cable with quality ends Only problem is that it was too short to reach my drums. I have an 8 foot tall door
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Cables worked just fine with no problems.
Cables worked just fine with no problems.
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These cables worked perfectly for my 7 ft garage door even though the loops were larger than what...
These cables worked perfectly for my 7 ft garage door even though the loops were larger than what I replaced. You don't need to tape the loops or anything - just make sure your garage door has the right amount of tension. There's plenty of info about this on the web, but basically you either use vise grips to slightly turn the bar and loop back over the wheel, or to loosen the screws and adjust the wheel itself. I replaced the jacked up cable in the attached image with this part. This is a copy/paste from a Q&A I answered earlier. Just trying to help.
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Perfect fit. Easy to install....
Perfect fit. Easy to install.
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Large Hoops
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Purchased these cables as replacements for my garage door cables that broke. Installation was easy due to the large hoops for the door, but it came as a catch 22 as they would often come off the hook. The solution? Wrapped some masking tape around the rest of the hoop so that it wouldn't come off! Haven't had too many issues since.
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Too short for most garage doors in Texas....
Too short for most garage doors in Texas.
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