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    Anything Valuable in your Garage?

    This was sort of eye-opening...

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    A long time back I read about removing the string or at least the handle as that is what they used to hook. Man it is interesting, if they would work half as hard at a real job, just think how productive of a society we would live in!
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    I make sure to lock the 'handle' thing and unplug the door opener. If It's going to be a while, I put C-Clamps on the channel on both sides.

    But I never thought about that little trick....
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    My only "Opener" is my hands, I don't have an electric one, plus I have a Dead Bolt of sorts that has to be removed from inside the garage to open the doors, besides the regular lock
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    I'm not worried, two out of four lift springs went boing in the last week. sigh...

    But wow that is scarily easy and fast. How about an exposed 120 volt wire up there? After all I would know about it. hehehe
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    Wow, that was easy.
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    Guess that is a good reason why not to have windows in the door. Of course that still doesn't disable the security system or the neighbors.
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    that may stop the door opening but they can still break a window or a door down to get in. if they want in they will come!!! i like the 120 volt idea only 220 is better
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    that may stop the door opening but they can still break a window or a door down to get in. if they want in they will come!!! i like the 120 volt idea only 220 is better
    Na Larry 110 is better it will hold on to them 220 will knock them away
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    that may stop the door opening but they can still break a window or a door down to get in. if they want in they will come!!! i like the 120 volt idea only 220 is better
    I agree 100%, one thing history has proved, if a criminal wants to do the crime, they will figure out the way to get it done.
    Id advise everyone to take pictures of anything valuable in their garage and save reciepts for everything worth something you put in there. At least home owners insurance might give you something back.

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