Still dodging the question. Why did you disable your sensors? Any
sensible reason for doing so?
"Same place mine are. It has been a while and I forget exactly how I
bypassed them. I think I duct taped them together. Most of them are
PITA, but "its for the children".
Let's hear just what is a PITA about them when properly placed.
Well Mr Holier than Thou, I have shelving build on both
sides of my door with absolutely no place to mount them.
My opener is adjusted to the most sensitive setting I can
make it and still have the door close.
So I have them mounted on the ceiling, because the opener
will not work without them.
Also, nobody open or closes the door except me.
Does that pass your *nanny* test?
no it does not! Adjustements change, and the shelving should be
modified to accept the sensors.
if a kid gets hurt or killed your homeowners insurance would be in
their rights to not cover you, your reputation in the community can be
ruined forever, and you could get sued or perhaps criminally
isnt that enough risk to use the designed in safety systems?
yes sir, I'll work on that, but these little nannies just piss me off!!!
they just don't seem to understand how slippery that slope is that they
Hell, just ask danny d about slopes<eg>
They are properly placed, out of the way.
If I mounted them as per the instructions, they would be hit all the
time by garden tools and snow shovels on one side, Drill press on a
stand on the other side.
My garage is detached and I don't put the cars in there. It is not a
point of entry/exit for the house. There is some storage, mostly my
work shop. There are no little kids for over a quarter mile. There
are no little kids in the family.
You may not find this a suitable answer, but it sure works for me. My
house, my rules.
I also took the tag off of my mattress!
Odd, there is no way I could put any implement in a position to block
the sensor and still let the door close. so, no, that is not only not
a sensible reason, it looks like a flat out lie to me.
Try reading and comprehending what I wrote. Never said an implement
would block the sensor.
I'll type slower this time.
I'd hit the sensors frequently moving tools in and out of where they
are stored and either break them or knock them out of alignment.
> time by garden tools and snow shovels on one side, Drill press on
> stand on the other side."
Must be a very small drill press if it can be moved to hit the
sensor. I call BS.
I have shovels, rakes, mauls etc. stacked right next to one of he
sensors on one side. The only time my sensor was knocked out of
position was being hit by the snow blower as I drug it past.
It is a 12" Delta benchtop drill press. It is atop a cabinet I built
that has casters on the bottom. It also holds a pancake type
compressor and has a drawer for accessories. It is about 24" wide. I
think I have a photo of it if you are interested.
See same problem I have Rakes shovels, and used to be the lawnmower
in summer snowblower in winter, but they are now in a shed.
At least you finally admit it is possible to hit those sensors and
knock them out of alignment.
Try thinking harder about someone else's situation....
Your particular installation & experience may not mirror everyone's.
Just because you cannot seen another's POV, believe it or understand
it...doesn't make it a lie or BS. :(
I can see it both ways.
I suppose they can be beneficial but ....
The "safety lights" can also be a real PITA.
I struggled with a particular installation for quite a while before I
figured out the source of any intermittent malfunction.
I even toyed with the idea of an "above the door" installation "to
solve the problem".
I like to punch & walk but with the safety lights in place I have to
punch, walk & "high step"... a bit of a PITA.
For what benefit?
Per one source, ~85 children have been killed or suffered permanent
brain injury since 1974 from garage doors.
I see others points but in Ed's case he is obviously straining to come
up with a reason. I couild have accepted it at the first request for
a reason but not after repeated requests for a reason and then only
when followed by a couple other really straining replies.
As for 'punch and walk', I do idt all the time with no "high step" or
I had to make a deliberate attempt to make the system reverse.
Sensors are placed in the normal position. I suppose it comes down to
where in the exit process the button gets punched. I do it as my
leading foot is already out the door.
Harry, stop making a fool of yourself. I gave you a citation, but you
are too lazy to look it up and download the brochure. I gave the same
consistent answer and where to find it. You are straining for
justification and would rather disparage someone else than take
responsibility to properly follow up. Follow the link, download the
manual, find what I referred to.
As do I. That said, the user's manual for the opener says not to do
that. You would know that if you followed the link I gave you. There
is probably some danger from a "punch and run" but I'll take my
chances. I'm usually half out the door when I hit the button.
I gave you the reason I didn't. I clicked on it and saw it was
megabites and therefore no go. Diel up does not allow downloading
such stuff unless one waits for hours.
I asked for a quote, got nothing, asked for a paraphrase and got
Finally a few mumbles about the door falling.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.