Stefan MegaDork
2/2/17 4:26 p.m.

If you worry about someone popping the garage door open while you have a car on the lift, here's a solution someone developed, DIY-style to alleviate that potential issue:


The0retical Dork
2/2/17 4:39 p.m.

That's pretty slick. Doesn't look too hard to make either.

Stefan MegaDork
2/2/17 4:43 p.m.

Yeah, my thought as well, hence the share with some of my favorite peeps.

xflowgolf Dork
2/3/17 9:31 a.m.

looks way overcomplicated. agree with most of the commenters there. There's no reason a simple wired interlock switch wouldn't be more reliable and easier to install.

dculberson PowerDork
2/3/17 1:27 p.m.

In reply to xflowgolf:

Exactly my thought. Relay and magnetic contacts and you're done. No need for any active electronics or radio chips. No missed "ACK" signals. KISS principal in action - I bet this guy is an engineer and overthinks a lot of things. ;-)

jcrosby New Reader
2/18/17 8:07 a.m.

In reply to dculberson:

Hey now! Bet he's an ELECTRICAL engineer. ☺️ I'm a mechanical engineer and my first thought was hardwired interlocks. Seems like he's got a whole lot of unnecessary failure points.

Dusterbd13 PowerDork
2/18/17 9:32 a.m.

I use vicegrips on the garage door tracks.

93gsxturbo Dork
3/11/17 9:59 a.m.

I was just gonna say - vicegrips on the door tracks, opener on a light switch, existing lock for door, pull the release cord, about 1000 less complicated solutions exist.

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