Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Program a Garage Door Opener

These days, people rely on universal remotes to open and close their garage doors. Some are even capable of doing it from a remote in their vehicles. The process of picking out a garage door and getting it installed is a bit hefty and lengthy, but a new door is well worth the time spent.  Once everything is installed, you must then learn how to program a carport door opener. This article will highlight the steps needed to begin operating the remote control for the garage.

How to Program Replacement Garage Door Opener

Programming the Remote Control

If you are only interested in programming a universal remote to have around and about, they are set up a little bit differently from one utilized in a car. Firstly, you’ll need to press and hold the two outside buttons on the universal remotes until a red light is blinking on it. Now, choose which button you’d prefer to open the door with then choose the closing button.

Should I buy a keypad to program to the Garage Door?

The short answer is YES! I cannot tell you how many times I have forgotten my remote somewhere and could not get inside the garage without a keypad. I used the universal garage door keypad reviews site to find one that would work for my brand of opener.

Programming a Universal Remote

Each universal remote comes with a manual filled with garage door brands and codes to connect the remote to. Since each opener is designed differently, you’ll need to press the buttons a certain amount or for a particular length of time for it to properly connect to that specific branded opener. As an example, a brand may require that you hold down the on button for about 5 seconds or to press the button about three times. After the code has been inputted, you’ll need to press down the button you chose for the opening purposes until that red light from before appears again.

To complete the programming, all that is left to do is determine whether the opener has a smart button or a couple of code switches. You can recognize the smart button near the light lens on the back side of your garage door motor. If it is, the final part is simple.Press the smart button of the garage motor and the remote simultaneously for about three seconds and release them both. Most of the newer units come installed with smart button, and switches are rarely used anymore. More than likely this will finalize the programming process. However, if your remote has switches, it’s a little different. Simply input the nine-digit code listed on the garage opener motor and wait for the red light to come on. Once you the red light comes on, voila, the programming is completed.

How to Build a Bounce House

Bounce houses are fun for children and adults. They have become the main attractions at festivals, carnivals and birthday parties. Bounce houses are very expensive to buy. They can be rented as well but with a hefty price tag. A person can now build their own bounce house with customized features and at a fraction of the price.

how to build a bounce house

How to Build a Bouncy Castle

To construct the bounce house a person is going to need either a piece of strong woven cloth or PVC tarpaulin material, a high powered air blower, and sewing supplies. A person draws out the design for the bounce house. This can include ladders, and other features. When designing the house be conscious of space and the amount of material that is going to be needed. Pay special attention to safety considerations. Also be sure to include a space for the air blower to make the jumper inflatable.

If this seems to be more work than you bargained for, you may want to buy a bouncer and be done with it! If you want to go that route, check out the best bouncy castles, reviewed by people who have actually tried them out.

Once the design is completed along with measurements the material can then be cut to fit the design. Allow a little extra room for sewing or any mistakes that may be made. Sew the material together based on the design. This includes the flooring and special features. Be sure to keep safety in mind. A needle can be used. Be sure to remove all pins once sewing is completed. Once the sewing is completed put the air blower in the appropriate spot and see how the house works. There are templates that are available on the internet to help with plans for construction. These templates can also be used for design and ideas. If the air blower is not inflating the bounce house a more powerful one should be used. Some houses may need additional air blowers to stay inflated.

Even with the costs of these materials making a bounce house will be much less expensive then purchasing or renting one of these houses. It also allows for some great custom features that will be fun for all.