Garage Door Backup Battery Required By New California Law

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  1. dmspen

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    Just another straw in the 'leave CA' back. Got my car registration renewal for my 2016 Fit. $250! On top of that we had a large gas tax increase at the beginning of July (and another next year), 10.3% state income tax, ridiculous house prices, very high food and restaurant prices... the list goes on.

    Looking to retire an a couple of years so we're on the lookout for a nicer, better, cheaper place to live. When we move I'll probably have to get a battery backup garage door opener before I can sell!
     
  2. Rich

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    I can see why folks bail on California. Jersey's expensive but the cost of living in California seems a bit excessive. Friend of mine went to the SF area looking to open an office there, came back humbled. He's an oral surgeon...think about that.

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    One more time, just out of curiosity: If you have a whole home generator do you still have to spring for the battery backup on the garage door opener? I'm thinking the folks in charge here in NJ are gonna see this and do the same thing here.

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  5. trh

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    The CA law doesn't mention/exempt homes with generators.

    It does say if you currently have a non-motorized garage door, you don't have to install a battery backup unit even if you're replacing the garage door.

    Also says that the non-battery garage door openers won't be able to be sold in CA or delivered to CA addresses. I looked at Amazon and no verbiage about non-battery units in CA. But maybe because Amazon knows I don't live in CA?
     
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  6. Getteau

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    Just think how crazy that sounds to people who don't live in CA. Once this goes into effect, you are now in violation of a civil code if you ship a non-battery backed garage door opener to someone in CA and could be fined anywhere between $500 and $1000. We're not talking about shipping guns or drugs, we're talking about a garage door opener.
     
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  7. phrelin

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    This isn't a big deal. Our Home Depot in the nearby metropolis of Ukiah sells these because folks want to get to work easily and morning power outages are not unusual:

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  8. billsharpe

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    We moved to California in 1959. It was a bit more expensive than Connecticut then but we loved the climate, despite the smog, and proximity to the beach year-round.

    I doubt that we would consider moving to California now if we were living elsewhere. All four of our children own houses in California and are quite happy here despite higher prices.
     
  9. trh

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    There are a lot of things you can't ship between states. Here in FL, we can't legally ship citrus products to other states. Businesses (orchards/groves) can do it, but I can't pick oranges off my tree in the back and send to family outside of FL.
     
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    Many years ago stepmother was very unhappy when they took oranges away from her when entering California by car. That was back when we still had orange groves in Orange County.
     

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