Inspecting Garage Door Openers for Safety

http://www.ahit.com/news/garage-door-operer-safety.htm

If I can’t stop it with my hand, it ain’t right. I’ve heard too many stories about 2x4’s damaging the door.

zactly

I can a lot of door replacements coming soon lolol. I use my shoulder or hand . nothing else

Agree and there has been allot of discussion on the proper procedures.

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]I also prefer to use my hand over a 2x4, but there’s got to be a better way. Some garage doors are so cheaply made (roll form aluminum) and damage very easily. [/FONT]
I’m surprised someone hasn’t designed a product for testing the auto-reverse feature, something like a whoopee cushion that would discharge when pressure exceeds the safety range and yet not damage the door if it fails.

How about a cat?

Good luck trying to hold the cat in place

Oh I won’t have any problem holding my cat below a garage door.:twisted:

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]YIKES, Juan[/FONT]
[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Let me guess dog lover :D, cats not so much if any :twisted:[/FONT]

I don’t really like animals, but my wife made me get cats. AGH

I’m not a cat fan myself, love dogs thought, good luck with your cat :smiley:

Sorry I meant to says CATS :smiley:

You would only get nine tests out of the thing, and then have to get another. Could get pricy :wink:

No idea why anyone would use a 2x4.
12-14 lbs is the setting and easy to do with a hand rather than damaging the door to prove a point.

Show stupid recommendations all you want and explain it to the seller if you use a piece of wood.

LOL Ha!

Stupid is as stupid does.

Every garage door operator manufactured since 1993 comes with this label outlining the proper test procedure.

http://www.nachi.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=65532&d=1369172869

DASMA (Door and Access Systems Manufacturers’ Association) has guildelines for testing/inspecting too.


Underwriter’s Laboratory has some ideas about the proper testing method too:
http://www.ul325.com/

And then there’s Bob’s method…

I agree, I will not put a 2x4 under there and risk damage to the door.

Eh hey buddy every other inspector besides you agrees with me.
Got yet another personal issue ?
Please stop replying to me .

Your an idiot if you go around crushing garage doors.

When someone states a dumb opinion as if it were an irrefutable fact, I sometimes feel compelled to reply. One time, this guy actually stated that it was impossible to post a picture to this forum from a smart phone. I mean, have you ever heard anything so idiotic, and this guy considers himself a technology guru? What dolt! Wish I could remember who it was…

It doesn’t require any special intelligence to join a herd. Even cows, sheep and Obama supporters can do it. Only a fool would equate popular opinion to fact.