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Heat tape will keep the hose from freezing (where it's attached) but there are other freezing risks... e.g. where are the pipes coming from? Do they go into the uninsulated wall? Also there is still water inside the washing machine itself that can freeze. Frankly installing a washing machine in a cold, unheated garage was not a great idea. I think you need ...


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There is a product called heat tape. It plugs into a wall outlet and usually has a small thermostat built in. I have used it on PVC & Metal water lines even 1 hose outside. Not sure if it will work on rubber but it comes in as short as 3’ sections. I use strapping tape to hold it in place. Most home stores will have it called heat tape or heat cable 3M ...


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Instead of a space heater, try some pipe heating cable. This is a simple electric resistance heater that is designed to be wrapped around pipes in order to prevent freezing. The good ones have a thermostat built-in, so they'll only kick on if necessary. You wrap the cable around your pipes, apply insulation over the wrapped pipes, and plug it in. This ...


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There is always some fine print. I don't know if this is the light that you purchased, but it has the exact wording, so I'll show it as the example. The line in question means that they are surface mountable up to that level of light output (since they produce more heat.)


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High output fluorescent lights do generate a fair amount of heat. If directly attached to a solid surface the ballast will over heat and may turn off to cool down. The life of the light will be reduced due to the high heat. I always use 12 gauge single jack chain for mounting the 6 tube enclosed fixtures. I do have 5 or 6, 4 tube open fixtures that are ...


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Use a solvent degreaser for concrete floors, following manufacturer's instructions, on the oily areas. Then mop with warm water mixed with a bit of liquid laundry detergent and let it dry. If the treated area looks different due to alteration of the "waxy finish", use a hard floor wax remover on the entire floor, again follow instructions. If you wish to ...


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Would adding a ceiling keep my garage at a Warmer temperature for longer? Yes, but you probably need to at least seal around the doors and perhaps insulate plain metal doors. what is a good and low cost material to use? In my part of the world, mineral wool in rolls. You can suspend this in netting (the upper floor of an office building I use ...



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