Questions tagged [garage]

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Garage rewiring

Looking for input on my garage rewiring project. House built in early 1950's. A slightly roomy one-car garage. I want to modernize it and make it nice to work in; sometimes power tools and car ...
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Filling garage floor control joints

TL;DR: How should I fill this V shaped, shallow control joint in my garage most effectively? Joint rough dimensions: 5/8 in. wide at bottom 1 in. wide at top 3/8 in. deep Do I need backer material ...
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Are these boards above my garage structural?

I started laying out some plywood for storage above my garage, and was wondering id these 2x8's can be removed to make a flatter space. I saw someone refer to them as "catwalks", though I can't find ...
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Trying to replace a garage light switch with old wiring

Trying to replace a light switch in the garage with a new one but the wiring doesn’t match. Old switch has white (currently matched to red/black) and black (currently matched to black) coming out of ...
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Floors and walls in unheated garage/workshop

On my lot I have a garage which I use for various types of storage. At the moment the floor is paved with concrete bricks, and the walls are made of concrete fence. Suffice to say it's not the ...
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How do I move my sheave pulley vertical with the bottom door bracket?

I just recently purchased a house and the garage doors need some work (Replace wheels with silicon for less noise, etc..). While I'm at it I also want to change the stationary sheave pully so that the ...
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Deal with humidity in Garage with no vapor barrier

My garage slab has no vapor barrier and I live in Houston which is often wet and almost invariably humid. Water seeps up through the concrete and humidity is always pretty high in the garage. Power ...
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Garage door won't open or close when the opener light is on

Garage Door Opener Model: Lift-master 1245R (by Chamberlain) Ok, so this has been quite the puzzle. Roughly a couple of months ago, one of my parents' garage door openers started having problems. The ...
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Garage Gym - Mounting Folding Squat Rack to Plasterboard Wall

I have purchased this squat rack to go into my garage: Unfortunately, they do not come with mounting instructions and the manufacturer recommends getting a builder in to do it. Instead, I'm going to ...
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How to use a side by side refrigerator in a cold garage?

During the summer months, the fridge in my not insulated garage works fine, and has for some time. During the cold winter months (below freezing) the KitchenAid KSRS25Q (old) side by side fridge won't ...
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Garage Sub-Panel Addition

I want to add electric heat to my 750 square foot garage by way of an overhead 7.5 or 10 KW heater. Adding a sub panel would allow me other options for power for the following: Heater 220V at either ...
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cracks in concrete walls in garage

I live in a high-rench type of house, where garage is on the lower level. The walls are concrete, and I found long crack running along the corner (see attached photo). The house is not in a wet/damp ...
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How should I reattach this garage door bracket?

I didn't install this originally but looks like the bracket has broke off from the door. Also it appears that the door itself is damaged. What is the best way to repair this?
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Replace wire to 60A subpanel

Short Version: Anything wrong with running 6/3 NM in a joist well to a junction box that leads out to a 60A garage subpanel? Longer Version: I'm thinking of finishing a room in my basement. It has a ...
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What method to use when cleaning an old wall-mounted garage heater?

I recently bought a home with a detached garage, and within it is an older natural gas heater that I cannot find any information on. It is hooked to the gas line and has instructions on how to light ...
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White marks on garage ceiling

I just moved to a new house, and noticed those white marks on my garage. Does anyone know what's behind them? I would like to install a ceiling rack in my garage. Should I install it on the white ...
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Is 10/2 cable appropriate for a 240V, 30A garage heater outlet?

I would like to add a garage heater (Cadet "The Hot One" - 5000/3333watts - two settings) I currently do not have any 240v access in my garage. My main panel is in my basement and my garage is ...
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Insulating a garage - from the outside or the inside?

I have a metal garage, which I want to insulate to a level of a well insulated house (if that's possible at all). I live in the are where the coldest it gets is about -15 C (5 F) for a couple of weeks,...
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Front Garage Lights no power

I'm a new to doing home improvement stuff and I've been doing okay electrical stuff for the house so far but today I ran into an issue out of my skillset while wiring up the front lights on the ...
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Spray foam vs injection in garage ceiling with bedrooms above?

My new home has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom over the garage. Per the builder, there is a R30 insulation (so I guess about 9" batt, but haven't drilled in yet to check). This is clearly not working as ...
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Why does my overhead door reverse after closing partway?

My garage door will begin to close and will close about 3/4 of the way and then pop back up. It started a few months ago but it only occurred on rainy days, but now it's doing it daily for the past ...
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garage door handle disconnected from lock

My garage door is manual at the moment. I’ve had to lock it manually. Today, I realized I can’t lock it from the outside anymore. The handle connected to the lock moves freely and doesn’t move the ...
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Run 12/3 through insulated wall to surface mounted electric panel

Should/can I run the 12/3 wire inside the wall or just run a conduit up to the attic? The project: I want to install split receptacle 20 amp outlets in my garage. The subpanel in the garage is ...
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Adding 240v (NEMA 14-50) outlet right behind breaker panel

The breaker panel is on the outside wall, right next to my garage. I want to install a 240v outlet right behind the panel, thru the wall. If i open the panel, there are those round metal covers that ...
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What can I put over drywall on a garage firewall?

I want to add a wall covering on top of my 5/8" type-x drywall in my attached garage in Minnesota. What limitations do I have other than not to use flammable/vinyl/plastic material? What materials ...
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Adding Refrigerator to Garage Door circuit

I recently had a transfer switch installed for my generator. I'd like to add a basement refrigerator to the same breaker (in my service panel) as the garage door circuit. This would allow the ...
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How to exorcise squirrels?

We have (at least) one squirrel abiding under the roof of the garage, and we'd like to get rid of it (them) before it gets really cold. I installed a sound-generating "anti-pest" device in there two ...
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How should I insulate garage ductwork when no gap exists between ductwork and ceiling?

I currently have uninsulated HVAC ductwork running the width of my garage. There's no gap between the ducts and the plaster ceiling above it. There's also very little clearance between the ducts and ...
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Is there a term for this carriage door stay?

My 1929 garage has several side-hung carriage doors that are held open by a neat stay system where a metal bar slides through a bracket and then a notch in the bar rests on the bracket. Pulling the ...
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What kind of garage flooring is this?

I like the flooring here in this picture but wonder what it is Is it some paint / stain on top of concrete? Because I can see the crack. Or is it some laminate plastic thing?
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sunlight and sensors for garage doors

I have found that the light reflecting off the garage floor also causes a problem. High noon, both sensors in the shadow and still a problem. Put some landscaping black and fixed it. Next morning, ...
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Garage door doesn’t close all the way

Hi, my garage door doesn’t seem to close all the way by a 2-4 inches. I just had the garage remodeled and wanted to see how I can fix this before dirt starts going inside the garage. I thought I’ll ...
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Cracked & Heaving Garage Doorway

My garage floor is cracked & heaving near the asphalt apron. I will need to cut out the apron and get it properly replaced, but my immediate concern is the cement with the cold weather coming. ...
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replacing line to the garage (canada)

I am running a line to the garage to replace the existing one. The garage has two standard lights, two LED motion detector lights, 2 quad (4 places to plug in) electrical outlets, 4 double ...
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Fixing garage drain

So I am planning to put an epoxy on my old garage floor, but before I do that, I want to get my drain taken care of. As you can see from the picture, its in pretty rough shape. How would I go about ...
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Use Doorbird D202 Doorbell to open/close Hormann Promatic Garage Door

I have a Doorbird D202 Doorbell and a Hormann Promatic Garage door. I want to use the Doorbird to Open the Garage Door This is the connection I believe we need to connect the Doorbird to in the ...
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Programming Travel on LiftMaster Gone Wrong

I've been having intermittent problems with my garage door opener either reopening after closing (fully) or opening after partial closing. I could force it closed by holding down the button. This only ...
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Soundproof Garage Ceiling

I’m building a soundproof room in a garage for a friend, after having done something similar for myself, but am not sure about the ceiling. I was planning to use two layers of acoustic plasterboard (...
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New 40A EVSE Wiring Install

I want to install a 40A electric vehicle charger (probably a ClipperCreek HCS-50) in my unfinished attached garage in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. I intend to have this inspected and ...
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Finishing garage for year-round woodworking workshop

In Toronto, ON and I'm finishing my attached double garage (20x20) in hopes of setting up a woodworking shop. It's not currently heated or cooled but I plan on using it year-round so heating is ...
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Wire for 100 AMP Detached Garage Subpanel. 50 feet direct buried 50 feet in crawl space

My plan is to run 240 volt 100 AMP power to detached garage. I have 200 AMP Panel in basement of house. Main question is wiring for the run. 50 feet of the run will be in house crawl space/basement. ...
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What type of replacement door threshold do I need for a garage service door?

I'm interested in replacing my old and cracked garage door threshold, but the method it uses to attach is to slide under the already existing plate. I can't seem to find any existing thresholds that ...
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Garage door opens and slides down a bit

My garage door (Geniepro screwdrive model 1/2 H.P. Model CM 8600-XL/M) opens completely but slides back down a few inches only (and stops). It closes without any issue. As a result, when it opens, we ...
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Garage fan selection and placement

I would like to put a fan in a 2 car garage woodshop (it's getting awfully hot to work in in the summer). I was thinking something like this: http://www.airkinglimited.com/page/industrial-ceiling-...
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What needs to be done before covering a shared garage wall with plywood from the inside?

One of the exterior walls of my garage is directly next to a neighbor's structure. Thus, I don't have access to this external side. I want to cover the inside of my garage walls with 3/4" plywood. ...
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What type of switch do I need to plug into a gosund outlet to open and close a garage door?

I have a Gosund switch that plugs into an outlet. I’d like to plug it into the outlet near my garage door opener and open and close the garage door. What type of switch can I plug into the gosund ...
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Chamberlain 045ACT Opener Button

I have a Chamberlain 045ACT garage door opener. It has a wired push button for opening and closing the door. I want to add a second button, so I can open and close it from two different places. How ...
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Hanging exercise equipment on cinderblock wall

I live in a townhouse and am separated from my neighbors by a cinderblock wall. In my garage it is pretty exposed. I would like to hang a kayak, punching bag and pull up bar off of the wall. Kayak ...
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Strange looking garage beam support post

I was looking to buy this house and then realize this room is strange. It used to be a garage but got converted to living space (with permit): It was a single lumber running across so I am not ...
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Hot Garage - Do Garage Door Vents Work?

My Garage gets hot in the summer! Outside temp might be 85 degrees Fahrenheit but in the garage it's over 110. If I leave the door open about 8 inches temperature equals out. Issues with leaving ...