What on Earth are you talking about? I don't think you are on the
same page as the rest of us dude...
We're talking about the light beam sender and receiver located at the
bottom of both sides of the door. If somthing walks in the path of
them, they break the beam and the door wont close or stops closing if
it's already in motion.
Did you think he was talking about the opener remote control or what?
PhotoMan says: Cover either the emitter or sensor with black tape.
George says: Yeah, like that would let the door close!
Well, let's see Mr Photoman. The OP said, "Is it possible to disable
the infra red sensors that prevent the opener from closing the door if
the beam is broken?" Note the, "prevents the opener from closing the
door if the beam is broken." Don't you think that taping the sensor
or the emitter with black tape would break the beam? And what happens
when the beam is broken? The door won't close.
Imagine yourself in court after a neighbor's kid gets hurt after you
deactivated a safety device.
I might also suggest it is useful for other reasons. Without mine, I am
sure my bumper would have stopped that door a few times.
Of course it is. Older garage door openers don't even have this
safety feature. All you need to do is look at the circuit diagram and
take the sensor out of the circuit, i.e, you would just bypass the
sensor. But why would you want to?
Derek Atkin wrote:
Sure you can, you just have to have the circuit diagram. But the best
suggestion was made by others and that is to move the sensor and the
emitter. You could move them way up in the air, but the best way
would be to simply detach them from the sides of the door, roll up the
wires and put the sensor and the emitter together and tape out of the
way on the motor housing.
Tim or Marty Shephard wrote:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tony Kimmell) wrote in
Just a note on this whole thread. Anything you do to disable the sensors
should be reversable so that you can sell the house in the future. A code
violation like this WILL stop a sale until it is corrected.
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