Originally Posted by pjessen
That is like being hit in the head with a hammer. Really sorry about the incident.
If you are like me, you are so disgusted that you leave the thing be for a month; or a year! Just caint bear to get back to it.
Which brings up a point about openers. Having a seasoned house, I replaced one of mine recently, and had to deactivate some of the gismos in order to live with it. It was overly sensitive. But it easily stops and reverses at the slightest resistance.
The older door opener would probably push a car out of the way...you really have to hit it to reverse travel. I've got it on the "squash cats and small dogs" setting.
Maybe it is time...
Thanks Pete, and all who posted sympathetic replies.
Yeah, old garage door which would decapitate a moose were it in the way.
I chose to post the incident for your entertainment..... and because confession is good for the soul.... or something like that.
I have since set records for obsence bids for old BMW parts on eBay. In garnering replacement parts I have caused thousands of BMW airhead affictionados to wonder: "who is the bone headed idiot" buying 1974 airhead parts?
Gents.... this is funny. I mean, you gotta laugh. In an instant we can make a bad judgement that costs a bundle. But consider... no body is bleeding; no lost limbs or lives. In some cases such a brain-fart does cost life and limb: riding accidents and war zones.
All I have is busted motorcycle parts and a lesson in humility.
Again, thanks to my cyber friends for your sympathy.
Chagrined in the deep south of Vermont.