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Schemes like this are just a ripoff. Do you really think an insurance company is going to be able fix stuff in your home? You are just "talking to the hand". If the $100 or whatever it is for a new controller is that important to you, I would recommend calling Wayne Dalton's customer service at (800) 827-3667 and asking for a replacement. I will bet you ...


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Anything with sensitive electronics is more susceptible to damage due to power surges. Receptacles don't have any electronics (unless they're GFCI or AFCI receptacles), and it's doubtful that a shop light has any either. If a surge is not large enough to trip the magnetic protection, or long enough to trip the thermal protection, then the breaker will not ...


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Typically frame the opening to the size of the door, that is 16-0 18-0 door requires an 16-0 18-0 RO. But you can also check your manufacturers installation instructions or talk with your garage door sub or supplier to verify.


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If it hasn't seen a lot of foot or car traffic yet, you can just sweep/vac to get it clean enough for the floor paint. If it has any grime on it, then mopping and sucking up the water with a shop vac is the way to go.


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I'd say you've got the first big issue figured out, which is that you need to install an electrical subpanel and it sounds like you'll have a pro install that, so it will be properly installed (ground and neutral isolated, adequate conductors, etc). You could probably get away with a 70A service in the sub panel, but why not go for 100A, just for future ...



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