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Old 4/21/17, 6:50 PM
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Ignorance.

Another answer to "why" is that they tried to get the new opener to work, found out it won't close, then realize they have to wire the sensors.

Easier to mount them 10 inches from the motor than to run the wires to the proper location.
I don't buy that .
There has got to be a better answer.




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Old 4/21/17, 7:31 PM
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I don't buy that .
There has got to be a better answer.
??

I've run into this plenty of times, very obvious it's general laziness and ignorance. Most common spot is right above the opener; either on the ceiling, the angle iron, or nearby, a short run of cable, and less time to fiddle with the parts.

No need to look for a deeper meaning....

(Pull the low voltage wires on one of those wacky installs and you'll see why the sensors must be "wired" and aimed at each other. That's what Bubba discovered too.)



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Old 4/21/17, 7:40 PM
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That would be harder than doing it correctly! Yep!




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Old 4/22/17, 11:56 AM
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Amateur installation, bypassing and defeating the safety sensors.



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Old 4/26/17, 7:16 AM
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I don't buy that .
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Thought about doing it at my previous home. Garage was in lower level of ranch walkout. In the fall and winter, big oak leaves would constantly get stuck to the bottom door seal and cause the door to reverse. Of course I would be to the end of the driveway by the time it reversed. My wife was always glad that the old opener on her door didn't have that "feature". Had trees all around me that wouldn't drop the last leaves until the new ones pushed them off in the spring. Never did get around to doing it though.



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The main reason for installing garage door sensor is that sensors work as the safety purpose for your door which will protect against injury or be damaging to the property. A sensor detects the objects in the way of the closing the door.
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Old 5/18/18, 11:09 PM
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Seen the exact same thing a couple weeks ago. I figure either they couldnt get them aligned correctly or damaged the wire and just pulled them back to where the wire would reach. Either way, its certainly seemed like a lazy jimmy rig. Just called it out and moved on.
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