Rear Window glass Broken

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Garage door came down on rear window and broke glass (only .. no frame damage)
When my front windshield broke a few months ago it tooks 4+ weeks to get the right part ordered and installed.
Is there a "delay" with replacement parts due to the push of getting new vehicles out?
 

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That sucks. spectacular smash, but sucks.

is the door sensor (ie: the light beam) adjusted so that the car being in the doorway triggers the door opening up? I do not believe that I could drop the door onto either of the cars if I tried.

not that i'm going to try.
 

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Garage door came down on rear window and broke glass (only .. no frame damage)
When my front windshield broke a few months ago it tooks 4+ weeks to get the right part ordered and installed.
Is there a "delay" with replacement parts due to the push of getting new vehicles out?
was the car moving or stationary?
 

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That sucks. spectacular smash, but sucks.

is the door sensor (ie: the light beam) adjusted so that the car being in the doorway triggers the door opening up? I do not believe that I could drop the door onto either of the cars if I tried.

not that i'm going to try.
Whelp. How about both windshields on one car?
 

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You can test that using a suitcase, large piece of cardboard, or box.
yes and no.

I've seen some sensors that are so low i suspect they would shoot under a high car (like my volvo in AWD mode with raised suspension) and come down on it unless a wheel was inline with the beam. a suitcase doesn't check that.

I drove into a .. overly anxious ... parkade once and it closed on the hood of the car, near where the wheels would be - it had no sensors that worked at all. a suitcase would check for that (and the damn gate stayed clamped on the hood until i got out and swiped my card again). idiot maintenance team claimed that commercial doors didn't have the same requirements as residental garage doors and everything was to code.
 

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My door sensors (and most that I can think of (stanley/chaimberlain) mount to the door track and not the wall, so you can move the sensors up and down within a suitable range. It should be above the rocker panel height so as lance describes, it won't kabonk you nor will it let a child through.

I'm also fond of commercial doors with the rubber tubing on the bottom with air sensor - if it physically touches something the computer detects it before damage pressure levels are reached.
 

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yes and no.

I've seen some sensors that are so low i suspect they would shoot under a high car (like my volvo in AWD mode with raised suspension) and come down on it unless a wheel was inline with the beam. a suitcase doesn't check that.

I drove into a .. overly anxious ... parkade once and it closed on the hood of the car, near where the wheels would be - it had no sensors that worked at all. a suitcase would check for that (and the damn gate stayed clamped on the hood until i got out and swiped my card again). idiot maintenance team claimed that commercial doors didn't have the same requirements as residental garage doors and everything was to code.
My door sensors (and most that I can think of (stanley/chaimberlain) mount to the door track and not the wall, so you can move the sensors up and down within a suitable range. It should be above the rocker panel height so as lance describes, it won't kabonk you nor will it let a child through.

I'm also fond of commercial doors with the rubber tubing on the bottom with air sensor - if it physically touches something the computer detects it before damage pressure levels are reached.
The adjustment required aren’t the door sensor lights. There is usually adjustments to control the opening height and the closing height. Also an adjustment for ‘sensitivity’. It’s the sensitivity adjustment that changes how much impact force is required to automatically reverse the door. I keep mine set as light as possible. Too light and the door will reverse sometimes during normal operation.
 

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I dunno - I measured my rocker panel height on the volvo (8" at the easy entry lowered height) and i measured the height of the sensors on the door track (6").

if my volvo was parked midway out of the garage, the light beam sensor would shoot under volvo and happily close on the volvo.

next time I have the door adjusted I'll get him to raise the light beam sensor.
 

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I dunno - I measured my rocker panel height on the volvo (8" at the easy entry lowered height) and i measured the height of the sensors on the door track (6").

if my volvo was parked midway out of the garage, the light beam sensor would shoot under volvo and happily close on the volvo.

next time I have the door adjusted I'll get him to raise the light beam sensor.
The height is 6" because that is the size of a small child's head. the regulation that added the light sensor doesn't care about a car being impacted by the door.
 

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gotcha, same reasoning as for the 4" gap limit between spindles on railing up here in Canada land. I figured it was something to do with code and children - thanks.

I wonder if I could add a second sensor, in series, so that if either was broken the door would not close.