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    Default CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    Stumbled across a notice that CA requires from those servicing garage doors must follow.
    It makes you think that a HI will, at some time in the future, be required to post the same notice. With other states following CA example.
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    CA Code
    HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
    SECTION 19890-19891
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di...le=19890-19891

    (e) On and after January 1, 1993, any person hired to service or
    repair any residential automatic garage door opener shall, upon
    completion of the service or repair, if any, determine whether it
    reverses upon contact with a rigid two-inch high obstacle placed on
    the surface beneath the garage door. If the residential automatic
    garage door opener does not pass the test, the person shall complete
    and conspicuously affix to the residential automatic garage door
    opener, a red certificate as follows:

    WARNING!

    This garage door opener, when tested on this date, did not reverse
    upon contact with a two-inch high rigid obstacle placed on the
    surface beneath the garage door, and may not be in compliance with
    the safety standards relating to automatic reversing devices as set
    forth in Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 19890) of Part 3 of
    Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code.

    Address (location of ______________________
    automatic garage ______________________
    door opener): ______________________
    Manufacturer (if known): ______________________
    Date of manufacture ______________________
    (if known): ______________________
    Serial No. (if any): ______________________
    Model No. (if any): ______________________
    (signed) __________________ (date) _______________
    (print name) _____________________________________
    (firm name and address) __________________________

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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    Sounds like a good idea to post that on a defective opener.
    Thanks

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    It made me think a little about liability and general safety.
    An HI or any trade finds an opener not reversing and fails to inform the owner for any reason is there any liability attached? Initially yo think not then you start to ponder on it.
    The reversal not working correctly may be considered an immediate safety hazard.
    Since you do not know when the next child/pet is coming along to test it.
    Some food for thought....


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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    I don't think it's necessarily to cut the plug off the supply cord but I think it wise to inform the owner.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    I wounder how many make a point to contact the owner rather than leave it to them receiving a copy of an inspection report. A trade person probably would since they would be having contact before they left the property.


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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    GARRY

    i just bought my new ping I20 irons and man did i hit them better and farther then my old 1993 ping zing irons--i think technology had to do a lot with the advancement. don't you think CA can update that 1993 notice. how we all test garage door safety reverse is obvious from another post on this subject. i don't use the wood--sorry--i use my arms and a roll of paper towels--think this is more like a childs head then a 2 x 4--just my take--

    cvf


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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    I wonder how many have done the test with a "2x4" instead of the 2 inch thick item that notice requires......

    The other problem I see is that it says to post the notice on the opener itself. Who is going to see it up there except mechanically minded people like us?

    Bruce King, B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC
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    Default Re: CA garage door reversal testing failure notice

    Charlie,
    Each to their own choice.


    Bruce,
    It states "...a rigid two-inch high obstacle...".
    Which is notto any other testing standard. I figured made up their own since they thought a 2x4 was actually 2 inches thick. So much for CA legislature intelligence. I am sure it was a knee jerk reaction. I guess their heart was in the right place. Just wish the bozos took the time to actually understand what they were dealing with. But why should it be any different than recent history in congress. Pass a bill so you can find out what is in it.

    I was wondering when someone would pick up on "...
    conspicuously affix to the residential automatic garage door opener, ..." . I guess they figures that the operator was the the problem so that is where you put the notice. Though in their defense in CA they were seeing single doors and not sectional where the operator was on the side of the door and not on the ceiling. The better location would be to posit by the switch or on the door it self. West coast were noted for a majority of single swing doors and the east coast was noted for a majority of sectional doors. Which is a story for another day.



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