VSB (Automatic door open/closer)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by naturalandfree, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. naturalandfree

    naturalandfree New Egg

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    Please help, I have a VSB on my hen house but it has stopped working properly. When it pulls the door up in the morning it doesn't stop and keeps going I tied a knot in the string to stop it going any further but it just snaps it eventually through the stress. Does anyone know how to fix it or where I can get it fixed. Thanks x
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    That's no good. I don't have an auto door yet. Try contacting the place where you bought it for advice.
     
  3. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The axle around which the string winds is supposed to go one direction (e.g. away from you) when it opens, and the other direction when it closes. Sorry, but I can't remember which. I had a problem once because the axle was turning in the wrong direction for the desired outcome (opening or closing). Observe which direction it is turning when your door opens. You want to restring it so that when it is turning in this direction it is releasing string, i.e. closing the door when it is moving in the direction that previously caused it to open. Sorry, this is hard to explain but hopefully this will be helpful to you.
     

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