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Re: Rear Barn Door Question
JakeM #1329883 Mon Oct 14 2019 04:22 PM
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Achipmunk, now you’ve got me thinking, maybe it is just the springs near the hooks that don’t have enough tension on them. I think I’m going to try and find some stronger springs for it. I did exactly what you did, and had to build up the catch plates on the top and bottom. When I first had the issue, there was no catch it all on the top, so of course I put one on there, I thought I solved the problem. But of course it didn’t. So I thought maybe the bottom hook wasn’t engaging completely on the bottom catch plate (and it wasn’t), so I built that up with some welding. Again thought I had it fixed, but to no avail. Now after reading all the suggestions I do think it could be week springs. It may not be for a week or two before I get time to swap the springs, but when I get them swapped out I will post the results.

Re: Rear Barn Door Question
JakeM #1330073 Wed Oct 16 2019 12:58 AM
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I took one of my original spring to my local Westlake hardware store and found a match that worked out great.

Tim


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Re: Rear Barn Door Question
bowtietim #1330221 Thu Oct 17 2019 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bowtietim
I took one of my original spring to my local Westlake hardware store and found a match that worked out great.

Tim


I also found a nearly identical match in my local hardware store.


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Re: Rear Barn Door Question
JakeM #1330474 Sat Oct 19 2019 06:30 PM
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Fixed!!

I went and got some stronger “return springs” for the hooks in the door, and so far so good. Thanks to everyone who replied and who helped out. Hopefully this thread will help someone in the future as well.

Thanks again,
Jake

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