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116 pages

New Scientist

1988-12-03

Price says that devices of this kind are proliferating: especially popular in the US are garage-door openers that ... in orbit above the Earth have spoilt observations of natural gamma- rays by the Solar Maximum Mission satellite run by NASA.

About this book
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.



320 pages

Survival Retreats, A Practical Guide to Creating a Sustainable, Defendable Refuge

Creator: David Black | 2011-11-15

When going on vacation or when the marauding hordes attack, turn off the electronic opener system. As with other electronic security systems (lights, alarms , etc.), garage openers should have a backup battery and either a solar charger of its ...

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

About this book
Survival retreats are built by those who want to truly hide from it all should the worst conspire. David Black explores these places and gets to go where most people will never go-through the chain link fence, past the guard dog, and into the rarely seen survival retreat. In Survival Retreats you'll learn how to protect and defend your retreat, building locations, and tips for living in your retreat. Black goes into detail to teach you everything you ever needed to know about survival retreats. There's a lot to know and with this book you'll be prepared for the apocalypse.



188 pages

Popular Science

1978-02

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


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  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry Wireless Keypad for Sentry Gate Openers

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    USAutomatic

    Glad to go with US Automatic

    0 5/5 Evan Austin (Grants Pass, Oregon) - See all my reviews, September 19, 2012

    Failed after 6m...

    0 1/5 G37x "G37x" - See all my reviews This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry Wireless Keypad for Sentry Gate Openers (Tools & Home Improvement) 6m after we purchased the system this thing failed. It will not operate the gate anymore, instead it will start opening and then quick after that it will stop.US automatic wants me to pay for return shipping to have it inspected, not something I normally do with everybody else. Now trying to decide if I should do that or just buy a new one.It's a pity the quality is going down so fast here... 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 28, 2013

    No fail so far

    0 5/5 J. Koch "avantij" (Bakersfield, CA) - See all my reviews, February 26, 2013
    List Price: $79.18
    Compatible with sentry garage door receiver
    Security allows visitors to enter the property with access code
    Designed for outdoor installation
    Up to 24 unique 2 to 5 digit access codes are possible
    Lithium battery and installation hardware included


  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    USAutomatic

    Worth the extra cost over the imported openers

    I worked 10yr as a garage door installer. Installing door and gate openers frequently. I have installed 4 of the imported gate opener systems for friends etc. This was the second install of this brand. This time for a dual gate system and by my recommendation. This brand is nearly double the cost of the imports. It's worth 4x literally. The housings are sealed, all metal, pre-wired. The control box is simple to adjust and understand, gate limits are adjusted inside the control box. This is important because the magnetic limits on the others can fool the opener into running the wrong direction. If a gust hits the gate while the motor is running assisting it. It can run a bit too far. If it goes just far enough that the limit reopens when you actuate the gate again it try's to keep running the same direction jamming the motor. A condition not easily diagnosed by a homeowner. Rain seaps into them. These US made openers are strong, leak free (so far). With the limits adjust by pots inside... 5/5 Junster (Washington St. USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) I worked 10yr as a garage door installer. Installing door and gate openers frequently. I have installed 4 of the imported gate opener systems for friends etc. This was the second install of this brand. This time for a dual gate system and by my recommendation. This brand is nearly double the cost of the imports. It's worth 4x literally. The housings are sealed, all metal, pre-wired. The control box is simple to adjust and understand, gate limits are adjusted inside the control box. This is important because the magnetic limits on the others can fool the opener into running the wrong direction. If a gust hits the gate while the motor is running assisting it. It can run a bit too far. If it goes just far enough that the limit reopens when you actuate the gate again it try's to keep running the same direction jamming the motor. A condition not easily diagnosed by a homeowner. Rain seaps into them. These US made openers are strong, leak free (so far). With the limits adjust by pots inside... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 11, 2013

    Great Opener

    0 5/5 BMcN - See all my reviews This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) Works very well. The control panel is well organized. Note that the battery is not included. The wire for the A/C power adaptor is too short be be of any use and I ended up buying the solar panel. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 16, 2012

    Saves time

    0 5/5 Johnson - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) It is well made and easy to install. There are plenty of options in the use of this gate opener. The quality in material and design is outstanding. The only part I would change is where the actuator attaches to the gate post, I would use a pin like the one used on the gate attachment point. I did not like the bolt and nut method in that I had to use Lock Tight to make sure the nut would not back off. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2013
    List Price: $533.59
    Price: $425.00
    You Save: $108.59 (20%)
    Includes 50' cable
    Made in the USA
    Commercial grade swing gate opener
    Includes water tight junction box and wire nuts
    Includes all mounting hardware


  • Mighty Mule

    Mighty Mule FM137 Digital Keypad

    Home Improvement (Mighty Mule)

    Rating (81 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Mighty Mule

    Better than expected

    0 4/5 S. Dalal (Saratoga, CA USA) - See all my reviews, August 24, 2008

    Painful For Guests To Use

    0 2/5 Kirk S. "Sans Dieu Rien" (Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mighty Mule FM137 Digital Keypad (Tools & Home Improvement) I constantly have to tell friends and relatives that they must press the buttons with, "Fortitude and purpose." It's a never-ending battle of guests not being able to enter. Eventually, they yank on the gate, causing the gate opener to be out of alignment.I feel like I'm babysitting. I have to watch the tiny blinking light to figure out if the code was enter in correctly. HINT: If you see a doubling blink at the end of your entry, then it worked! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 1, 2010

    Works as advertised

    0 4/5 Mark L. Weber (Long Beach, CA) - See all my reviews, August 17, 2008
    List Price: $64.00
    Price: $35.74
    You Save: $28.26 (44%)
    Ideal for residential and commercial use
    Easy to program new and remove old access codes, and can handle up to 25 unique access codes
    The FM100 Mounting Post is recommended for mounting the digital keypad
    This keypad provides convenience and security, and is compatible with all GTO/Mighty Mule automatic gate openers
    Restricts gate access to only residents and invited guests


  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (39 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener

    I researched automatic gate operators quiet extensively. The only one I knew I did not want for sure was a GTO. (more on that later) I still could not decide. So I called a local dealer who sold and installed gate operators. He recommended USAutomatic . Why, "made in the US, better warranty, excellent support, commercial grade, low power usage, and a satisfied customer list". I trusted his professional opinion and bought the USAutomatic Sentry 300 S. After installing the operator and using it for a couple of weeks I am very satisfied. It works smooth, was easy to install, easy to setup, I get a 30% tax credit on the cost, and a decent warranty. I am very impressed with this Operator. My first gate operator was a GTO Mighty Mule 500. Mainly because it was the only brand and best model available in retail stores in my area. It was about $450.00 plus another battery $30.00 (because the power drain was so high) and another remote $30.00. Over $500.00. I got it installed and it... 5/5 Vic - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) I researched automatic gate operators quiet extensively. The only one I knew I did not want for sure was a GTO. (more on that later) I still could not decide. So I called a local dealer who sold and installed gate operators. He recommended USAutomatic . Why, "made in the US, better warranty, excellent support, commercial grade, low power usage, and a satisfied customer list". I trusted his professional opinion and bought the USAutomatic Sentry 300 S. After installing the operator and using it for a couple of weeks I am very satisfied. It works smooth, was easy to install, easy to setup, I get a 30% tax credit on the cost, and a decent warranty. I am very impressed with this Operator. My first gate operator was a GTO Mighty Mule 500. Mainly because it was the only brand and best model available in retail stores in my area. It was about $450.00 plus another battery $30.00 (because the power drain was so high) and another remote $30.00. Over $500.00. I got it installed and it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 18, 2010

    US Automatic Sentry 300S

    I purchased this gate opener when my GTO "Mighty Mule" opener failed following ten years of service. The GTO opening mechanism had failed once during this period. When it was returned from an authorized repair center, it had not been reassembled correctly and I ended up using epoxy to secure the shaft seal in the opening mechanism. When the GTO unit again failed, I decided not to "throw good money against bad", did some on-line research, and decided to try the Sentry 300S.I feel I made a wise purchase. At age 65, I want to minimize the possibility of more gate opener failures. The US Sentry opener is of considerably better quality than the GTO unit it replaced. Unlike the one it replaced, the opener mechanism does not make metal-against-metal sounds as it operates in cold weather, nor does the motor sound like it strains while operating. The US Sentry opener unit appears to have the shaft seal securely attached to the opening mechanism which is all metal (unlike the GTO... 5/5 Horse Farmer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) I purchased this gate opener when my GTO "Mighty Mule" opener failed following ten years of service. The GTO opening mechanism had failed once during this period. When it was returned from an authorized repair center, it had not been reassembled correctly and I ended up using epoxy to secure the shaft seal in the opening mechanism. When the GTO unit again failed, I decided not to "throw good money against bad", did some on-line research, and decided to try the Sentry 300S.I feel I made a wise purchase. At age 65, I want to minimize the possibility of more gate opener failures. The US Sentry opener is of considerably better quality than the GTO unit it replaced. Unlike the one it replaced, the opener mechanism does not make metal-against-metal sounds as it operates in cold weather, nor does the motor sound like it strains while operating. The US Sentry opener unit appears to have the shaft seal securely attached to the opening mechanism which is all metal (unlike the GTO... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 28, 2012

    This was the worst purchasing decision.

    Prior to this operator I had a GTO Mighty Mule, one of the old 500 series. It made it 15 years, I had rebushed the ends of the actuator, taken the gear box apart and cleaned & re-lubed it numerous times, the plastic shell was rotting from the sun. The motor finally burned up, if I could have gotten a replacement motor or actuator it would still be going to this day.I went with the US Automatic 300S aka Patriot because it was US made and it had positive reviews. Thank goodness it has a 10 year warranty, I've had to send the main controller card back three times in the first year at my cost of course, now it's died again. It's always several days to get a reply & RMA and another couple of weeks to get the repaired card back, not the best looking repair either. The relays are the weak component though now there is a problem with the open/close limit setting. Beware, when it dies tech support will tell you to move the operator connector to the Gate 2 position which they... 1/5 Chuck - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) Prior to this operator I had a GTO Mighty Mule, one of the old 500 series. It made it 15 years, I had rebushed the ends of the actuator, taken the gear box apart and cleaned & re-lubed it numerous times, the plastic shell was rotting from the sun. The motor finally burned up, if I could have gotten a replacement motor or actuator it would still be going to this day.I went with the US Automatic 300S aka Patriot because it was US made and it had positive reviews. Thank goodness it has a 10 year warranty, I've had to send the main controller card back three times in the first year at my cost of course, now it's died again. It's always several days to get a reply & RMA and another couple of weeks to get the repaired card back, not the best looking repair either. The relays are the weak component though now there is a problem with the open/close limit setting. Beware, when it dies tech support will tell you to move the operator connector to the Gate 2 position which they... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 16, 2013
    List Price: $954.79
    Price: $770.00
    You Save: $184.79 (19%)
    2 remote transmitters included
    10 Year limited warranty
    No complicated wiring
    Operates gates up to 20 feet in length


  • Max Life Battery

    12V 3AH SLA Battery Replaces ES3-12 PW1203 WITH 12V SOLAR PANEL CHARGER

    CE (Max Life Battery)

    ELECTRIC SCOOTER BATTERY
    HOME ALARM BATTERY
    WHEELCHAIR BATTERY
    12V 3.4AH SLA BATTERY
    BATTERY / SOLAR PANEL COMBO


  • Siskiyou

    Colorado Sturdy Wall Mounted Bottle Opener Great Addition For Your Deck Garage/Bar

    Home (Siskiyou)

    Team: Colorado.
    Manufactured to the Highest Quality Available.
    Great Gift Idea.
    Satisfaction Ensured.


  • UPG

    12V 5Ah Chamberlain 41A6357-1 Garage Door Opener 4228 Standby Battery - 2 Pack

    CE (UPG)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    UPG

    Worked just as advertised, could'nt ask for anything more.

    0 5/5 Jake - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 12V 5Ah Chamberlain 41A6357-1 Garage Door Opener 4228 Standby Battery - 2 Pack (Electronics) Our garage door opener is once again working and we have a spare for our second door which I am sure will be needing a fresh battery soon. Easy replacement and totally satisfied with the results. This is also an excellent battery for any 12v requirement, well constructed and does the job. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 16, 2013
    WHEELCHAIR BATTERY
    SLA BATTERY
    PACK OF 2
    UB1250
    12V 5AH


  • Mighty Mule

    Mighty Mule FM135 Single Button Entry Transmitter

    Home Improvement (Mighty Mule)

    Rating (89 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Mighty Mule

    If one is good, two are better

    0 5/5 JD Grinnell (Prineville OR) - See all my reviews, October 11, 2010

    mighty mule remote control

    0 4/5 Dennis R. Lewis "pilgrim" (dallas, tx) - See all my reviews, April 13, 2010

    SMART BUY

    0 5/5 Hubert Allen "HUBIE" (BAHAMAS) - See all my reviews, January 16, 2007
    List Price: $34.95
    Ships at 1.6-Ounce
    Other transmitters for GTO/Mighty Mule gate openers are also available, including the 2-button keychain transmitter (FM134) and the 3-button transmitter (RB743)
    Comes with sturdy visor clip and 12-Volt battery
    Single button remote control for all GTO/PRO and Mighty Mule gate openers
    Easy to program to the gate opener code set for your GTO/Mighty Mule automatic gate opener


  • Max Life Battery

    12V 5AH Replaces Battery UT1240 ISO9002 with 12V Solar Panel Charger

    CE (Max Life Battery)

    ELECTRIC SCOOTER BATTERY
    12V 5AH SLA BATTERY
    12V SOLAR PANEL
    WHEELCHAIR BATTERY
    HOME ALARM BATTERY


  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry Charge Cable Extension Kit for Sentry Gate Openers

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    USAutomatic

    Nothing Wrong with the Product But Why Do I need It?

    0 2/5 mklsu - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry Charge Cable Extension Kit for Sentry Gate Openers (Tools & Home Improvement) I ordered this with the gate opener. I knew that I would need more than 12 feet to get from the closest electrical outlet to the gate opener controls box. I assumed that the cable was a multi-pair cable or something a little more complicated than single pair twisted cable when I came across this kit. After receiving the gate opener I realized that the AC to DC converter plugs directly into the outlet and the 12 feet of cable is a simple single pair twisted cable.Why do I need this which is simply the same cable type and a metal connector? The biggest issue I have with it is that it requires more splices than simply adding the required length of cable in the middle with two splices on each end. Another thing is that the connector would be difficult if not impossible to pull through .5" electrical conduit if it needed to be.Save your money here and just buy a single pair twisted cable of the correct gauge and length. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 12, 2014

    Extension Connections for USAutomatic Gate Openers

    0 5/5 Mr. E (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry Charge Cable Extension Kit for Sentry Gate Openers (Tools & Home Improvement) The Extension Kit provides necessary materials to complete a splice (in-Line) or connection with necessary wiring that plugs into the power pack of the USAutomatic gate opener control panel ... Solar or AC Power. A little $$$ for what you get, but it works and assures coverage by USAutomatic warranty. I do like USAutomatic's dedication to getting it done right. The whole System (USAutomaic Sentry 300 S) is that way. Great gate opener with good instructions for installation. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 24, 2013
    List Price: $39.99
    Price: $25.96
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    Easy to install
    Allows charge device (AC transformer or Solar panel) to be installed more than 15' from battery
    Water tight junction box included
    Wire nuts and installation hardware included
    Male and Female Pigtails for easy connection to charge device and battery charger