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abolt 4/20/17 12:55 PM

Photoelectric sensors
 
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What would the reason be for mounting vehicle door opener photoelectric sensors near the ceiling?

mgratton 4/20/17 12:57 PM

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Laziness.

rcooke 4/20/17 3:50 PM

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Originally Posted by abolt (Post 1679920)
What would the reason be for mounting vehicle door opener photoelectric sensors near the ceiling?


New home the builder uses it for storage and does not want door opening and closing all the time but they do not want the sensors to get lost very common in a new subdivision seen it often .

abolt 4/20/17 3:59 PM

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That's odd. They're wired and working properly. No provisional wiring at the proper locations.

mgleeson 4/20/17 4:11 PM

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I see it every now and then. It is just a way to bypass the sensors. I don't know why anyone wants to bypass the sensors but people do it.

rcooke 4/20/17 5:31 PM

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Originally Posted by mgleeson (Post 1680025)
I see it every now and then. It is just a way to bypass the sensors. I don't know why anyone wants to bypass the sensors but people do it.


Please reread post number three

ddagostino 4/20/17 6:13 PM

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Originally Posted by rcooke (Post 1680008)
New home the builder uses it for storage and does not want door opening and closing all the time but they do not want the sensors to get lost very common in a new subdivision seen it often .

Doubtful.

The door opener will not function in the down direction without properly wired, aimed, and working photo electric sensors. They are mounted in inappropriate locations to bypass the safety protocol that prevents the door from closing with an obstructed or missing sensor, but this "method" still allows the door to close.

It's dangerous.

bkelly2 4/20/17 10:56 PM

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They are much easier to align like that

belliott 4/20/17 11:27 PM

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They have eyes for each other .

wwilson3 4/21/17 6:44 AM

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Another reason not right though but happens the sun was affecting the operation

mgleeson 4/21/17 8:00 AM

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Originally Posted by rcooke (Post 1680064)
Please reread post number three

I read it. I don't agree with it. I see it in old homes not new homes. People install openers and purposely bypass the sensors.

rlewis5 4/21/17 8:41 AM

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Originally Posted by mgleeson (Post 1680321)
People install openers and purposely bypass the sensors.

Why?

mgleeson 4/21/17 8:46 AM

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Originally Posted by rlewis5 (Post 1680325)
Why?

I wish I knew. I have seen it enough to know it is a thing but I have never asked a homeowner why.

I just googled "why do people bypass garage door sensors" and here is what came up:

"I always found myself ducking under the door as it was going down and also stepping over the beam. You know, hit the wall button, run out through the door and jump in the car... What I did was remount the two electric eye things up high out of the way about 1 inch apart."

ddagostino 4/21/17 8:58 AM

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Originally Posted by rlewis5 (Post 1680325)
Why?

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.

dkudlats 4/21/17 5:02 PM

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Originally Posted by mgleeson (Post 1680328)
I wish I knew. I have seen it enough to know it is a thing but I have never asked a homeowner why.

I just googled "why do people bypass garage door sensors" and here is what came up:

"I always found myself ducking under the door as it was going down and also stepping over the beam. You know, hit the wall button, run out through the door and jump in the car... What I did was remount the two electric eye things up high out of the way about 1 inch apart."

As in they want to be Indiana Jones.:D


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