Hmm. What you're describing is known as "The Maturation of the Odds."
It doesn't exist. I hope.
You're saying we should worry about the moon crashing into the earth?
Bolivia declaring war on the U.S.? Ted Turner accepting Jesus as his
personal savior? The Washington Monument falling over in a high wind and
crushing a tourist from Lithuania who had just bought a tutti-fruity ice
The mind reels! Thousands - nay millions - of new things to worry about.
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:16:09 -0600, Willie The Wimp
Why not make them serve double duty, or 1.5 duty. What I do is
install them at bumper height instead of way down 6" off the ground.
Then I can't close the garage door and hit the car's bumper and
scratch it if it's not in all the way. I like to only put my cars in
just barely enough to clear the door so I maximize the room in front
I only use the garage for a car in the winter- and I don't spend a lot
of time out there when it is cold. But if I'm working there in the
winter- or for the summer- I have a hook on the rafter a few feet away
that hold the tennis ball above my head.
We do it more for the crap on the sides of the garage than the depth-
but it is nice to have the car in the exact same spot always.
They also don't work so well, for those of us with less than great depth
perception. It is surprisingly hard to to tell when something touches
the clear windshield, with no nearby points of reference. Maybe if you
add some bells to the twine above the ball or something.
Me, I flip the headlights on and look at the reflections on the wall in
my too-short garage. I bought a boat bumper at at garage sale, to hang
on the wall on a rope, but never got around to hanging it.
Hmmm...I wonder if one can get a second set. My wife is disabled and
I have to park with the car backed in with the trunk in the door to
pick her up. Wife has absentmindedly closed the door on the trunk
They're readily available as spare parts; I have no idea what the cost is.
Since afaik no opener has separate inputs for two sets they wouldn't
work wired in parallel for anything that didn't simultaneously break
both beams of course, so would have to be in series.
That would then raise the question of whether the drive voltage/current
from the power supply has the ability to power both at once. But, other
than that, ottomh don't see any fundamental reason couldn't work.
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