So in the process of repairing / replacing my garage motors we discovered one of the end stop sensors weren’t working. So the garage door wouldn’t stop make a clunk sound and then open again to the correct position.
So on a late Saturday afternoon I set out looking for a security shop that stores end stop sensors. Couldn’t find any so came home and had to use the old grey matter. I discovered that in the centre there was a magnet – so went around the house thinking how to close a magnetic circuit. After a few moments it hit me – the alarm triggers (door / window sensors, entry sensors) have a magnet and a reed switch. Installed a reed switch as an end stop on the garage motor and it worked perfectly.
Later that week went to find out the price of the sensor pack which was about R350 – and my solution costed me R10.
So you’d like to add another handset to a base station. Follow the below easy steps.
1) Press down key until the handset menu appears and press “INT/OK” key
2) Press up or down arrow key to select the submenu “Resgister” and press “INT/OK” key
3) Handset display shows “SEARCHING”.
4) Press and hold “page” key on the base station more than 4 seconds until acknowledgment signal is heard
5) Enter the PIN (default setting = 0000) and press “INT/OK” key on the Handset
If the input PIN is correct the registration procedure will be completed with a confirm tone.
After a connection is established the name and number of the handset appear in the display
Note : The base will be ready for registration for 10 minutes when the page key is pressed and held for more than 4 seconds.
Note 2: This works on many cordless phones including Telkom, some Siemens etc.
Cutting drywall (also known as plasterboard or sheetrock) is a stepped process of cutting-breaking-cutting three layers of material (paper-gypsum-paper)
So the project was simple – we needed two more shelves in a cupboard – I was thinking about wood, cutting etc. however we then found a piece of gypsum board lying around – the below guide was easy to cut and install.
Measure the length and width of the area where the sheetrock will go.
Measure carefully and draw reference marks on the new sheet of sheetrock.
Use a straight edge (one that is at least as long as the cut) and place it on the sheetrock, lined up with your reference marks.
Using a sheetrock knife (or a utility knife), make the first cut. Try to cut through the paper layer, but don’t go too deep into the sheetrock. Make sure to cut the full length.
It is unnecessary to cut deeper than just the paper- it will only dull the blade.You need only to cut through the paper and it will break very easily at the cut.
Turn the sheet over and bend the smaller part of the sheetrock up, to about a 90 degree angle. This will break the remaining sheetrock.
With the smaller piece bent, you should be able to cut through the paper on the back side, along the bend where you made the first cut.