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How do I know which cones & cables/wires I need?Updated 5 months ago

Replacing cones & cables requires you to know the manufacturer and model of the garage door. 


To find the manufacturer, please check the handle on the door. If the name is not on the handle, please check the back of the door, as there is usually a sticker confirming the brand. Sometimes this will also mention the model, allowing you to purchase the correct replacements here


If you only have the manufacturer name, below is a guide to help you identify the correct model. We have only covered the most popular brands and models, so if you do not have your cables below, please email [email protected] with photos and the team will endeavour to identify them for you. Alternatively, you can measure the length and width of the cables, and use our CABLE FINDER TABLE to find suitable replacements. 


GARADOR (aka Catnic, Westland Engineering, WEL)

If the door uses concrete weight/pulleys/cable system from 1960s, it is a Garador MK1. Replace with GARADOR MK1/MK2 CABLES provided the cables are of similar length (61” with looped ends). If the cables are much longer then they are obsolete and a new Canopy Garage Door Gear should be purchased or have cables custom made by cable manufacturer. 


If there are two springs above the door in a metal springbox with a plastic removable cover, it is a Garador Mk3c (also known as Mk2, S/S, C-type, ‘C’ door), and GARADOR MK3C CABLES should be used. Earlier springboxes without the sliding cover are dangerous to repair as the cables must be fitted under tension and a replacement GARADOR MK3C SPRINGBOX should be used instead. 

If there is a single spring above the door with a cast metal ‘drum’ at either end it is a Garador G3 (may be called CG, CF). The cables can be replaced independently of metal drums. The cables are GARADOR/HORMANN CURRENT C-TYPE CABLES and the drums are GARADOR CANOPY DOOR CABLE DRUM

If the springs are located down the side of the door and it is Pre-1999, it is a Mk3F / F3C door. Springs are located inside metal jamb at the side of the door. Please use the GARADOR MK3F CABLES


If the springs are located down the side of the door and was installed between 1999 and 2002, it is a C-Type door (not to be confused with the C-Type door mentioned above). The springs have a bracket with a white nylon pulley at the top end and the door has a cast metal bracket in either corner of the door with a white nylon pulley at a 45-degree angle. Replace with GARADOR C-TYPE CABLES

HENDERSON

Henderson did two models of canopy door. Pre-Premier doors manufactured pre-1992 and Premier doors manufactured from 1992-2010. Henderson went out of business in approx. 2010. 


PRE-PREMIER CONES AND CABLES have a looped end to the cable, which wrapped around the roller spindle in the side channel.  


PREMIER CONES AND CABLES have a ‘stud’ or ferrule at the end which hooked into a bracket on the roller spindle. Cables can be replaced independently from cones (HENDERSON PREMIER CABLES). 

CARDALE

Cardale did several different models of canopy doors from the 1960s to present day. Please check the approx age of door, and the location of spring.


Cardale MK2 doors were manufactured pre-1984 and have side spring ‘drums’: The cables are obsolete and door is unrepairable. If the cable snapped, the spring will have unwound and there is no way to retension the spring. The only solution is a new Canopy Garage Door Gear.

Cardale MK3 doors were manufactured from 1968 to 1979 and have a central spring ‘drum’ above the door. Cables are available, but the door is only repairable if one cable has snapped; CARDALE MK3 CABLES. If both cables have snapped, the spring will have unwound and there is no way to retension the spring. The only solution is a new Canopy Garage Door Gear.


Cardale Compact Garage Doors were made from 1979 to 1984 and are identified by the Torsion spring running along the middle of the door. Please replace with CARDALE COMPACT CONES & CABLES (WS039)


Cardale Canopy doors from before 1984, which had a torsion spring running along the top of the door and cones with a flat end, should be replaced with CARDALE OLD CONES & CABLES.

Cardale CD45 door was available from 1984-2000 and is one of the most common models available. It has a torsion spring running along the top of the door and the cones have a hexagonal nut shaped end. Older cones and cables were black and white. Should be replaced with CARDALE CD45 CONES & CABLES

The current door, Cardale Safelift / CD Pro (2001-present) has a large torsion spring running along the top of the door and the cones are drum/barrel shaped. Cables can be replaced independently from pulleys. Older pulleys were blue and grey. Replacements cables CARDALE SAFELIFT/CD PRO CABLES and replacement pulleys CARDALE SAFELIFT PULLEYS


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