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O/T Home Alarm Question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by k1200ltc509, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. k1200ltc509

    k1200ltc509 Member

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    Hello, I have a dilemma. I snapped off the contact piece that mounts to the sliding door on my pole barn. Not the wired piece that run s to the toughpad, but the square piece with the magnet in it.

    The alarm company wants $$40.00 for each one! For something that cost maybe $2.00. Anyone have a source for these? Thanks, Rick Gibbs
     
  2. k1200ltc509

    k1200ltc509 Member

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    Like this, has Honeywell on it. Rick Gibbs I need three
    k1200ltc509_2008_030396.jpg
     
  3. Traders

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    Even if you can't find the exact part, which does look pretty standard, my guess is that you could mount a small magnet and get the same effect.
     
  4. halfmile

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    Any magnet will work. 40 bucks is an insult to your intelligence. If Radio shack wants more than 7.50 PM me and I'll mail you a magnet.

    You could strap a cow magnet on there but it would be overkill. You could also smash that housing and find another way to mount the magnet. lPreferably with a plastic clamp of some kind.

    These are simple proximity switches with a glass enclosed reed in a plastic case mounted on the wall, and the magnet on the door closes the contacts when it gets close.

    Some of them are actual physical switches that you can hear click when they operate.

    Pat traps have a couple of these switches on them too.

    HM
     
  5. Shootrman

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    These guys are right. Even if you can't get the exact item. You could retrofit something simular
     
  6. cementman

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    Just do a Google search for "Honeywell Alarm Contacts". All kinds of them for around $3.00. Also do a search on Ebay, they have them also.
     
  7. k1200ltc509

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    Hello, I have a dilemma. I snapped off the contact piece that mounts to the sliding door on my pole barn. Not the wired piece that run s to the toughpad, but the square piece with the magnet in it.

    The alarm company wants $$40.00 for each one! For something that cost maybe $2.00. Anyone have a source for these? Thanks, Rick Gibbs
     
  8. k1200ltc509

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    Like this, has Honeywell on it. Rick Gibbs I need three
    k1200ltc509_2008_030396.jpg
     
  9. Traders

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    Even if you can't find the exact part, which does look pretty standard, my guess is that you could mount a small magnet and get the same effect.
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Any magnet will work. 40 bucks is an insult to your intelligence. If Radio shack wants more than 7.50 PM me and I'll mail you a magnet.

    You could strap a cow magnet on there but it would be overkill. You could also smash that housing and find another way to mount the magnet. lPreferably with a plastic clamp of some kind.

    These are simple proximity switches with a glass enclosed reed in a plastic case mounted on the wall, and the magnet on the door closes the contacts when it gets close.

    Some of them are actual physical switches that you can hear click when they operate.

    Pat traps have a couple of these switches on them too.

    HM
     
  11. Shootrman

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    These guys are right. Even if you can't get the exact item. You could retrofit something simular
     
  12. cementman

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    Just do a Google search for "Honeywell Alarm Contacts". All kinds of them for around $3.00. Also do a search on Ebay, they have them also.
     
  13. FalconSprint

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    Cabinet door magnet, all kinds of sizes.
     
  14. jlb

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    I superglued the magnets that we have broken off of our system.

    jlb
     
  15. Jerbear

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    You can get them at the above link. $4.00 each....



    Hope this helps...


    Jerbear
     
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