Have you ever wondered why there is sometimes a single receptacle in your garage? You know that the regular looking one with the buttons is a GFCI protected receptacle (and it often supply’s power to your exterior receptacles). The GFCI is a safety type receptacle that turns off the power to the circuit in the […]Read More about Garage Receptacle for a Refrigerator or Freezer?
Inspecting a Dayton home I got excited as the overhead door slowly opened and I saw the Indianapolis banner. It was for the race car that raced around Indianapolis in1998. The red roof of a car in front of the was barely visible from where I stood. The sleek red roof, covered in dust had […]Read More about In The Garage, A Forgotten Race Car?
Would you leave a key in your front door lock when leaving your house, your garage door might be its equivalent.
Video of garage doors with the old style springs to the side of the tracks. These pose a danger if they fail and snap. A safety wire must be inserted into the center of the spring to hold it in place. These inexpensive safety wires are available at any store that sells overhead doors for […]Read More about Garage Door Spring Safety Wire Required
Video about reinforcing garage doors. The top of a garage door must be reinforced if it is going to be used with a garage door opener, otherwise the top panel will buckle and possibly rip the door out of the track. These bars or “struts” are not very expensive and are available from all garage […]Read More about Is Your Garage Door Intended For Use With an Opener ?
Why do we as a society ignore the most basic safety issues until its too late. Manufacturers of everything from kitchen stoves and garage door openers, to smoke alarms package their equipment with owners manuals that address how it should be installed and what maintenance will be needed. These manuals are rarely read and their […]Read More about Home Safety “Costs Less Than You Think”
Garage doors are considered by most home owners as a necessary part of the home and they are given no further thought. Yet every year ten thousand Americans are injured by garage doors mishaps. Most doors are installed correctly and the openers operate according to specification, but as time goes by there is wear and […]Read More about Garage Doors Pose a Danger to Children
Unsafe Garage Door Openers? Do you have one?Is yours safe for children or pets?With Christmas and cold weather coming children may be playing in your garage. Your garage door opener should have a photoelectric safety beam mounted to the bottom of the door track and located between 4 to 6 inches from the floor. Older […]Read More about “Garage Door Opener Could Hurt Your Child”
SECURE YOUR HOME and don’t let the garage door be your weak link. When all your house doors are locked and deadbolts set, your garage door emergency opener pull cord, may be accessible from the outside if the J -bar is not installed at an angle equivalent to the 2 position on your clock. So […]Read More about Garage Opener Security Takes a Minute….