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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Steve, Jun 12, 2004.

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  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Does anyone know how to bypass the sensors for garage door openers that
    prevent the door from closing. Im refering to the beams that are on either
    side of the garage close to the floor. When something steps inside the beams
    the door wont shut. If anybody knows how to do away with the sensors all
    together and have the door still work please let me know.
     
  2. Greysky

    Greysky Guest

    Why so you want to do this? They sensor it to keep the garage door from
    coming down on small children and pets, and *killing* them. As a last
    resort, most manufacturers have gone to making the large gear inside the
    door unit out of plastic, in the hopes that if the sensor did fail, the gear
    would strip and prevent your child from being cut in half. If your local
    city planning department ever found out you deactivated your door sensor,
    and someone ever were hurt, you would go to jail for a long time. Murder /
    attempted murder is a tough rap...
     
  3. Roger Gt

    Roger Gt Guest

    X-No-Archive: yes
    "Greysky" wrote

    <sniped Nonsense!>

    : : > Does anyone know how to bypass the sensors for garage door
    openers that
    : > prevent the door from closing. I'm referring to the beams that
    are on either
    : > side of the garage close to the floor. When something steps
    inside the
    : beams
    : > the door wont shut. If anybody knows how to do away with the
    sensors all
    : > together and have the door still work please let me know.
    : >


    Never saw a beam at floor level, What kind of door have you got?
    Most use the pressure on the door bottom as a safety to prevent
    injury or trapping someone. It is build into the opener, and
    AFAIK can not be disabled!
     
  4. Mark Haase

    Mark Haase Guest

    The guy who installed our garage door couldnt get the sensors to line up
    without the door frame itself getting in the way, so he just mounted
    them no the ceiling jousts about 18" apart, aimed straight at each other.

    As for safety, if i had a little kid I would rework it, but the door
    does bounce back when something is under it. I know, because my mom has
    left gardening stuff (like a plastic planter) right in the path of the
    garage door and none of it has ever broken.
     
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