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Taylorsci

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I have magnetic sensor and....
« on: November 28, 2006, 06:20:14 PM »

Hi i got a couple of magnetic sensors on my doors or at least I'm trying to the doors have molding on them so there is about a quarter inch difference so they don't match up correctly now i don't want to put popsicle sticks or anything under it i cant believe they haven't thought of this what do i do?
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KDR

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Re: I have magnetic sensor and....
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 06:52:39 PM »

You can try a small piece of masking tape and place the sensor where you want it and see if it will work. I have sensors that have as much as a 3/8 in gap that work just fine. Also have a few with at least a 1/4 offset to them and they still work. if it doesn't work just pull off the tape and try a new position. Once you find the right spot you can screw them down or use the double sided tape they give you.
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Re: I have magnetic sensor and....
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 07:32:18 PM »

Hi i got a couple of magnetic sensors on my doors or at least I'm trying to the doors have molding on them so there is about a quarter inch difference so they don't match up correctly now i don't want to put popsicle sticks or anything under it i cant believe they haven't thought of this what do i do?

KDR is right, the magnetic reed switches work really well and 1/4 inch (or greater) shouldn't be a problem. However on a couple of my units I did cut a spacer out of a (really inexpensive) white nylon cutting board.
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