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Author Topic: Installing door sensors on curved door frame  (Read 4588 times)

vettukili

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Installing door sensors on curved door frame
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:54:46 AM »

Hello

The door frame is curved. How do I install the door sensor? I'm guessing use some kind of padding material and glue it to the door frame ? Any advice ?

thnx
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Re: Installing door sensors on curved door frame
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 08:35:40 AM »

...The door frame is curved. How do I install the door sensor? Any advice ?

The trim around some of my doors and windows also "gets in the way" of my magnetic reed switches. The local [national chain store] building supply store sells both wood and vinyl trim "by the foot". The white vinyl trim they sell is a nice match to the white plastic magnetic reed switches. It's very easy to cut and shape to fit odd areas.. and to make spacers.
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Re: Installing door sensors on curved door frame
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 04:12:14 PM »

I've always used these kind on my Ademco alarm system.

http://www.basshome.com/product_3386_detailed.htm

You drill a 3/4" hole and recess them into the frame and the door. You could cut the wires on the X10 sensor and wire this one up and fish the wire in wall.
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Re: Installing door sensors on curved door frame
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 12:42:42 AM »

Hello

The door frame is curved. How do I install the door sensor? I'm guessing use some kind of padding material and glue it to the door frame ? Any advice ?

thnx

One approach (which is however not esthetically pleasing) is to crack open the magnet assembly (the part without the wires) and remove the magnet.  Cut a short groove in the door frame molding and putty in (and paint over) the magnet, then mount the switch and transmitter on the door itself.

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