Bruce Navin
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills Jun 27, 2012. 1 Reply

This is an interesting article. HERE. Individually, we may never come…Continue

LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Heidner Dec 3, 2015. 12 Replies

Has anyone heard of LED's emitting a frequency band that interferes with the radio controls of garage door openers? A comment attached to this article seems to indicate so. …Continue

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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Hyde Jan 12, 2012. 6 Replies

While perusing the new Clipper Magazine, I came across an ad pointing to this and…Continue

Acquiring Images & Pics for Website and Sales Literature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Ritzo Nov 11, 2011. 5 Replies

I am starting a new business as an independent auditor. Among the many tasks to be done are a website, sales literature and promotional items. I see this site has a number of photos, but does anyone…Continue

 

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Dennis Heidner replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"So this is an old post... with some new comments on it.   The problem is not likely coming from the LED bulbs - alone.  It probably is a combination of old analog garage door openers and general RF noise in the neighborhood... with the…"
Dec 3, 2015
Jose Macho replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"Many electronic devices (your PC, for example) emit RF interference (RFI) and many are subject to FCC regulation because of the RFI issues. You can read the fine print that is included with the product. With PC's for example, the device or…"
Dec 3, 2015
Ron Cohen replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"How to solve the LED interference problem?  Solution : You can have a professionally trained technician come to your home to figure out interference is coming from your light bulbs. To save some money, you can simply change lighting in your…"
Dec 3, 2015
Bruce Navin replied to Bijou Lulla's discussion BPI Certification
"I'm not sure of that, but I would recommend taking the courses. Check with local utilities and if you are unemployed; your state government to see if they have training programs that are discounted or free of charge to you.  You gain a…"
Jul 17, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to Paul Raymer's discussion Looking for a cure for a warping hardwood floor not caused by a leak
"You said it is occurring the full length of the house, now on 2 floors? Was the same flooring company used on the replacement? I also wonder about the acclimation time. What thickness and width of flooring?   A third floor on a newly built…"
Mar 25, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to George Whiting's discussion Retrofit insulation on the roof over cathedral ceiling
"A minor note-'plywood' can be a used as a bit of a generic term for a number of products. I'd go with 5/8 OSB for the airsealing qualities. Every little bit helps. "
Mar 21, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to Jonathan Bluey's discussion HELP - AIR SEALING a Continuous Stone Interior/ Exterior Wall
"At first, I thought that maybe there would be a core wall of CMU, and thus possibly a way to reach the interior top of the wall to find a way to block airflow from passing over it, and eliminating at least part of the problem; maybe even filling the…"
Mar 6, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to Nick Helmholdt's discussion Frozen Pipes on Interior Wall
"Are you certain there is no missed chase-electrical or plumbing- that goes to the attic that was missed by the contractor?"
Mar 6, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to Dwayne M Petko's discussion condensation in attic
"The house in question is in Columbus, Oh. I haven't checked, but I would guess it is all but identical to Pa."
Feb 14, 2013
Bruce Navin replied to Dwayne M Petko's discussion condensation in attic
"As I understand it, the homeowner did the airsealing. Was a blower door test with IR completed after the sealing? And the points made regarding soffit baffles and a ridge vent are also good points. "
Feb 11, 2013
Dale Sherman replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"LEDs are pulsed on/off to get the maximum light from them while avoiding overheating.  To run them on DC, they would need to be dimmer to keep from overheating.  One can see this on/off cycle when using a laser pointer, too.  Just…"
Dec 20, 2012
Bruce Navin replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"One note-I addressed this just a moment ago above. But the garage door industry had the "rolling code technology" in place for quite some time when the military interference occurred. Even with a 1 in a billion chance of someone grabbing…"
Dec 17, 2012
Bruce Navin replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"Something else just occurred to me regarding this situation in the article linked in the original post. When I was in the door industry, we had a mystery in the market here as well as only a few other select markets. Looking back at my note here, I…"
Dec 17, 2012
Paul Menconi replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"It's not just garage door openers. A bit of web searching will show numerous instances of RF interference caused by LEDs. The more informative articles are written by Ham radio operators, who actually know something about Radio…"
Dec 15, 2012
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LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers

Has anyone heard of LED's emitting a frequency band that interferes with the radio controls of garage door openers? A comment attached to this article seems to indicate so. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/02/06/garage-door-openers-stop-working-on-entire-missouri-block/#comment-67394See More
Dec 14, 2012
Stan Kuhn replied to Bruce Navin's discussion LED's interfering with Garage Door Openers
"I recall an issue a few years ago with openers in many homes that were close to airports.  I don't recall the details, but something to check into for a possible solution."
Dec 13, 2012

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