Garage. Friday , October 20th , 2017 - 07:23:55 AM
Sizeing Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization Systems, There are two ways to size your custom design of the Rubbermaid FastTracks garage system. The first is to pick all the garage storage products you would like to have and then figure out what length rails you will need and where to place those rails in your garage. The second method is to predetermine where you would like to place the tacks in your garage and then select garage storage racks, shelves, baskets, etc... to fill it in.
The rails come in two sizes 48-inch and 84-inch. Each of the garage storage racks and baskets will probably need a couple of inches of clearance to each side of the length listed in the products description, where as garage cabinets and shelves can butt up right against the next one. The trick comes in with some of the specially sports racks, particularly the bike racks and golf bag rack. These garage storage racks are smaller than the space that the items they store are. The Horizontal bike rack needs enough space to span a bike, but if it is put at the edge of the FastTrack it will take up less of the rail space. The vertical bike may block the a lower rail, this can be taken care of by offsetting the rails by one stud and hanging the bike at the end. Finally the golf bag rack is going to be almost as wide as the rack and two golf bags, since they hang off the sides. If you keep all of these considerations in mind, your Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization Systems will exceed all of your needs as the perfect storage for garage organization!
In response to the inherently dangerous old style garage spring issues as above, a newer and safer system for opening the overhead garage door was created. The idea was to transfer the load or weight of the door via a cable and pulley system to a vertical rod now equipped with a torsion (twisted) spring. This type of spring is installed with specialty hardware and bolts to a fixed plate at one end, while the entire spring is installed around a horizontal pipe. This load balancing device is normally installed directly over the header of the garage opening. Using appropriate cables, connectors and pulleys, the weight of the garage door is transferred into the torsion spring system. The difference between the old style stretched spring and the newer torsion spring is the way that the spring energy is stored. With the old style stretched spring, the energy is stored and released by pulling on the spring or returning the spring to its un-stretched condition. With a torsion type of spring, the energy is imparted or removed by rotating the spring clockwise or counter clockwise depending upon the direction of usage. With professional installation, the complete loading of the torsion spring is controlled by the garage installer, and is determined by the weight and size of the garage door that it is operating. When this type of torsion spring fails, it remains attached and intact to the location on the horizontal control rod where it was mounted. I have not heard of or seen any torsion spring fly across a garage, creating injury from failed components as with the stretched older style garage door springs. This is not to say that injuries have not occurred with the torsion style spring. The installation of this type of spring is generally safe when left to a trained garage door installation professional. Severe and serious injuries have occurred when untrained, unqualified individuals have attempted to install or service this type of spring. In most installations, a warning tag is left attached adjacent to the torsion spring when the garage door is installed. This tag warns of the danger associated with the stored energy of this spring, and alerts untrained individuals to not attempt any repair, adjustment or to even touch the spring and associated hardware. When the label that should be attached to this spring becomes damaged, is removed or tampered with, it is important that a new warning label be reattached immediately to show the dangers of this spring tension