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# 31521 20-Mar-2009 16:14
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hi all,
      just recently i installed an automatic garage opener (merlin brand) for my garage, i find that i accidentally push the open button a lot (e.g when i put the remote in my pocket and sit down it opens the garage door) and the garage door is left open. 

Is there a device which i can install which would tell me in someway if the garage door is open ???


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  # 202373 20-Mar-2009 16:23
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Get a magnetic sensor and connect it to a buzzer.



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  # 202375 20-Mar-2009 16:28
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thanks for the reply, could you explain a bit more about this magnetic sensor please ?? is it something that can be bought from mitre10 etc ??

 
 
 
 


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  # 202376 20-Mar-2009 16:30
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You could install a hard wired wall mounted control box..

We have a few at work..

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  # 202379 20-Mar-2009 16:47
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You could get something like this:

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49c3111b022d00682741c0a87f3b0654/Product/View/L9916



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  # 202390 20-Mar-2009 17:33
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owesome, exactly what i wanted.  thanks a lot.

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  # 202402 20-Mar-2009 18:57
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What does the remote look like? Some have 1 big button (too easy to operate) and a smaller one that is less likely to be pushed accidentally. You could reset the door to use the small button. I had an earlier model and solved the problem by gluing a guard over the button so I had to poke my finger through a hole to get to it.

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  # 203192 25-Mar-2009 09:09
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kaboom: hi all,
      just recently i installed an automatic garage opener (merlin brand) for my garage, i find that i accidentally push the open button a lot (e.g when i put the remote in my pocket and sit down it opens the garage door) and the garage door is left open. 

Is there a device which i can install which would tell me in someway if the garage door is open ???


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When I was in the USA I picked up one of these

http://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-CLDM1-Clicker-Garage-Monitor/dp/B0002YX7MM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1237925223&sr=1-1

Does the job well





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