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    Default Todays.. What the Heck

    1970s flip.. I enter the garage, turn on the light, check and make sure the garage door wasn't padlocked shut, yep nice looking new garage door opener, and open the door.
    When closing the home down I'm closing the garage door, and shut the light off, hmmm the garage door stops.
    Who would of thought someone would wire the garage door outlet to the switched light fixture.
    Oh well, add another item to check on future homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Harris View Post
    1970s flip.. I enter the garage, turn on the light, check and make sure the garage door wasn't padlocked shut, yep nice looking new garage door opener, and open the door.
    When closing the home down I'm closing the garage door, and shut the light off, hmmm the garage door stops.
    Who would of thought someone would wire the garage door outlet to the switched light fixture.
    Oh well, add another item to check on future homes.
    Could have been done intentionally for security.

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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    Quote Originally Posted by Vern Heiler View Post
    Could have been done intentionally for security.
    You're kidding, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Thompson View Post
    You're kidding, right?
    I've seen GDOs on switches many times and just figure it's for security. Little old ladies don't seem to trust the "Lock" setting on the button.

    As odd as it is a lot of people still think their opener can be triggered by their neighbor's button. I had a neighbor actually acuse me that once.... it turns out she's just crazy and left her door open but she was absolutely convinced my button was controlling her door. I told her she had a better chance of getting struck by lightening and mauled by a bear..... in the same day.


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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    What you're talking about is a whole different situation than wiring it with the light switch.


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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    I'll bet the installer of the opener ran a jumper from the ceiling light fixture to the opener. If the light is on the end of the run from the switch, you get an opener on a light switch.

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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    I have my GDO on a dedicated switch. when we go on vacation it is nice to know the door is closed with no chance of it opening. My lights are ona seperate switch.


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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Suelter View Post
    I have my GDO on a dedicated switch. when we go on vacation it is nice to know the door is closed with no chance of it opening. My lights are ona seperate switch.
    When closing up a vacant house, I usually just throw the breaker or pull the carriage disconnect cord - no fuss, no muss.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hintz View Post
    When closing up a vacant house, I usually just throw the breaker or pull the carriage disconnect cord - no fuss, no muss.
    Yeah, pull that cord, that will keep them out every time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Thompson View Post
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    Yeah, pull that cord, that will keep them out every time
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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Thompson View Post
    Yeah, pull that cord, that will keep them out every time
    Ha ha, joke's on me, but have never had a phone call just the same.


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    Default Re: Todays.. What the Heck

    I have found Garage Door Openers with 18GA extension cords for power supplies. People do the strangest things.


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