Fixing a Sagging Shed Door

by Alex
(London, UK)


Thanks for your excellent website which I stumbled across when looking to fix my sagging shed door.

I have a basic question, fed by my ignorance as to how much tensile strength I'll need on the wire rope to correct the door alignment.

My door looks very much like the one you work on in the article, but the horizontal braces are at the very top and bottom of the door. There's no space between them and the edge of the door for me to use the bolt through eyelet. Do you think I can use a wood screw eyelet instead or will the tension on the cable pull these out, making surface mounting a better option



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by: John

Hi Alex,
Thanks for your question. It sounds like the top ledger is very close to the door frame. The bolts in the kit are 65mm long and you feed them through from the top so they only protrude less than 5mm. So I would have thought that they should be able to fit. You would install them with the door open or you might even need to take the door off to install the one at the bottom.
As the brace points would be so high you might need an extra long brace wire, normally it is 1.5m. If so let me know and I can make it a bit longer for you at no extra charge.
I hope this helps, I might have got the wrong end of the stick and a picture could help to explain your problem more clearly.
Contact me via my contact page if you have further questions.
kind regards


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