Questions tagged [garage]

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Please help me understand how to wire a circuit for this welder

I have a dual voltage tig welder I want to wire a circuit for in my garage. The welder will be the only equipment plugged into this. Attached is the spec sheet, requiring a 30a breaker (and will be ...
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Detached Garage rafter weight load of drywall and insulation

Okay, I made a previous post about this and have determined my original plan is no bueno. For light backstory, I've got a 3 car detached garage 40' x 25' with rafters every 4'OC (pictured below). I'...
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Is my detached garage ceiling capable of handling the load of drywall and insulation?

I'm looking to drywall and insulate my detached 3 car garage that measures 40' x 25'. The ceiling joists are 4' OC and I've realized thay may be a problem. The previous owner contracted a garage ...
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Door threshold/sill from unfinished concrete garage floor

I have a detached garage with a bare, unfinished concrete slab. The side door has a step down to grade. The old threshold was so rotted when we moved in, I couldn't tell you much of anything about it. ...
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Proper way to lay gravel around garage

I have a garage that has had quite a weed problem around the side and back of it. I decided to go for it and lay some gravel down, following this "This Old House" how to: Seems pretty ...
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Garage sensors: connect 2 pairs of reverse sensors for added safety?

I have one pair of functioning door sensors at kid level that work fine. I want to add another pair of sensors higher up (height of my truck bumper) so that the garage won’t close if my car is ...
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Garage belly board needs fixing

My garage was built quite a while ago, and the belly boards need some fixing. They are either seeping moisture into the garage or leaking from cracks. I'm wondering if people think I should replace ...
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Are there safety concerns or code violations with my garage sub-panel?

I recently bought a home and the garage has this sub panel that looks questionable to me. The garage has a circuit for 240v, and two other circuits that consists of two 120v wall outlets, and two 120v ...
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Mold on below grade garage block walls

I have a below grade 2 car internal garage.  Basically the house is built into a slope that rises toward the back yard with the garage doors on the front of the house.  So the rear wall is completely ...
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Removing post in center of two-car garage (20ft span)

I have a two-story house with a two-car garage under two bedrooms. The two bedrooms have a non-load bearing wall between them and the garage has a 6x10 beam underneath with a supporting post. I want ...
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Installing Ladder in Historic Brick Garage

Just bought an old home with a detached 1905 brick garage w/ loft. Currently, the only way to access the space is by pulling out a ladder and climbing through a 16" opening at the end. I'd like ...
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Garage foundation and leakage in the floor

I found out that there was leak in my garage. And the wood is Rotten around that area and mold is growing. I started looking for any reason removed soil from outside and found out that break is broken ...
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Can I vent portable air conditioner into the garage?

I have a bonus space that is attached to the garage that we use as a home gym. I want to be able to run a portable air condition when working out. It will only run 2-3 hours a day and probably only ...
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Using Quietrock drywall AND Rockwool Sound Insulation?

How much additional noise reduction can I get by combining Rockwool sound insulation with QuietRock drywall? Or does one render the other moot? I'm looking to add some noise reduction to an unfinished ...
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What is the required distance of electrical panel from a door?

How close can I place a main electrical panel from an interior or exterior door? Is there a difference in distance if the panel is placed on the hinged or non-hinged side, or if it is inward or ...
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Replace rotten bottom plate

I have attached garage with room above it. It has three exterior facing wall. The wall sits on 3-4 ft concrete. I am seeing some water coming through one of the wall. On the other side of the wall ...
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Will insulating attached garage walls create a moisture problem?

I live in Chicago and have 50 yrs old house that has attached garage. I found out that the walls in garage does not have insulation. I am planning to open the drywall, put batt insulation and drywall ...
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240v reading on a 120v outlet

I just got back from visiting the house I am moving into in two weeks. I was checking out the electrical circuits in the garage to see how I will be able to run my woodworking tools. I did not get ...
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Garage on the 2nd floor of a 3 story townhome on a hill-slope

I was looking at a 3-story 2000's townhome in a good community built on a hill - The top 2 stories are both open on all sides, with the bottom one under road level and closed off on one side. ...
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Should I install a vapor barrier before adding drywall to my garage?

I'm refinishing my attached garage, and part of the job will be to install drywall. Currently, the walls have faced installation installed are are covered with pegboard. I'll be removing the pegboard ...
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Can my garage electrical panel be right beside the door?

My house has a single-car garage, with the whole house's electrical panel on its exterior wall. I'm thinking about adding a bump-out on the garage to make space for a second car. The problem is that ...
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How can I fit an opener for a rollup door into my metal shed?

I had a metal shop built and I would like to add a garage door opener for the roll-up doors but because of limited room between the top of the roll-up door and the roof, I am not sure if one will fit. ...
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Snowboard Storage

I want to store my snowboard as follows: Put 4 x 12" rods straight out from the wall, only 1" from the ceiling Slide board onto rods, underside of board along the ceiling (bindings down ...
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How do I porperly identify which sensor wires are which for my pre-wired garage door openers?

I am going to install 2 garage door openers and I'm stuck on wiring the sensors. For each garage door I have 1 x 22-2 wire on one side of the door and 2 x 22-2 wire runs on the other side of the door. ...
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How to add a room in garage but keep garage door and add new ceiling that doesn't touch existing ceiling

I'm finishing part of my garage as an in-law suite. The garage is 24x24 ft with an 18ft wide garage door. I want to keep the garage door operable and still use it for storage, which mean the finished ...
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How to frame an exterior wall against a concrete wall (Replacing garage door with person door)?

I'm replacing my daylight basement garage door with a person door which means framing inside a concrete opening. I know to use a pressure treated sill plate and sill gasket on the floor. But what ...
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Where do I attach the Ground and Neutral inside a sub-panel?

I'm wiring 100 amp subpanel to detached Garage with 2/2/2/4 copper. I'm hoping to replace the subpanel to my detached garage which was previously wired to run on a 40 or 60 amp subpanel with like 6 ...
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Wiring in unfinished garage

What would be my best option for new wiring in my unfinished garage? It has concrete walls with trusses for the roof structure. There is currently MC cable ran. Would i be better off running THHN in ...
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Best way to mount metal boxes on EMT run through 2x4 framing

I've gone over this in my head a few times, and I think this is the best solution given the problem at hand. Just want to get some feedback and see if anyone has an alternative idea. This is going to ...
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Condensation forming on garage roof despite insulation

I have a condensation problem on the inside of my garage roof. I noticed it in November, lots of condensation forming on the roof but only at the back half of the garage which is slowly being ...
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How does one transition from two layers of drywall?

I am in the process of finishing my garage. Common walls with the house have two layers of drywall: ~1/2" and 5/8". Is there a cheap and aesthetically pleasing way to transition to one layer ...
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Which product do I use to treat garage walls that “ sweat ”in the winter

Which Product do I waterproof the garage walls with in winter as they are sweating
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Are there any issues with this Trap Door Garage “Attic” Design?

We have a two story house that has a garage that has half of the 2nd story covering it and the other half doesn't. I want to build an "attic" opening to be able to access to run cables and ...
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Cracks in Garage Floor Causes Cracks in Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating

I recently applied a Polyaspartic coating on our garage floor. There are small but prevalent cracks in this coating, that appears to be caused by the small cracks in the concrete of the garage floor. ...
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Air gap behind drywall on exterior brick veneer wall

I was preparing to hang some shelves in our garage the other day and after some inspection I discovered that the drywall is hung on staggered horizontal 1x’s attached to the studs (can be seen just ...
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How might I attach pieces of lumber between two garage ceiling joists for the larger goal of mounting a punching bag to the lumber?

I'm extremely new to home improvement and am seeking some input from people far more experienced than myself on the following project. In short, I want to install a punching bag in my garage. The bag (...
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Are my trusses capable of carrying the load of insulation and drywall?

We are insulating our garage and need to build a ceiling to separate the attic and the main garage area. The span of the bottom chord of our trusses is 22 feet. Will our truss system support the ...
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Suggestions for building plywood landing and connecting to concrete stoop?

I would like to add a plywood landing to the garage and kitchen door entryway from the concrete stoop. The Cinder block garage, which was built later and abuts the house, has a horizontal crack that ...
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How to Insulate a Garage Ceiling

I'm based in NJ and want to convert my attached garage in to a home gym. I just started insulating the exterior walls and will plan on hanging drywall over them when I am done. The shared living ...
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Adding new overhead outlets in garage - conduit required?

I plan to install 3 new GFCI breakers in my electrical panel in my garage, and pull three dedicated runs through storage space above my garage to my woodworking power tools (overhead outlets). I ...
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Garage upgrade from 20 AMP to 50 AMP

I bought a house recently and I have some experience with electrical but I am not fully sure what would be the best course of action since I've never had a detached garage where the cable would be ...
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Can you glue vinyl cove base directly to drywall?

I'm installing this vinyl cove base in my garage. Garage walls currently do not have any kind of baseboards just drywall to the concrete. Can I glue the cove base direct to the drywall or should I ...
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Try to add more power outlets to garage! for more toys!

Just got myself a new table saw (13 amps- Delta 725T2). I'm thinking of rewiring the saw to 240V. Also need a separate line for dust collection 20 amp should suffice. And another one for another tools....
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Will repointing solve water leakage issue?

I have a detached garage that is getting water leakage through the back wall. There are no leaks coming from the roof, in fact the roof was replaced within the last year. The walls of the garage are ...
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What is the purpose of this valve in my garage

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this valve in my garage In my previous home it was in the laundry room adjacent to The garage Is it some kind of crossover valve between hot and cold systems?
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Does a light circuit in a garage need GFCI protection?

We are in the process of building a new garage. I am putting 4 rows of light on separate light switches, they will be on separate circuits so if a breaker would trip I won't be in the dark. From what ...
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Install a 4x4 between two walls to hang heavy bag

I want to install a 100 lbs heavy bag in my finished garage. I don't want to cut into my ceiling and also my daughter's room is directly above the garage so I'd rather not disturb her. I was wondering ...
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Why are there gaps on the garage door seal of my garage door?

I'm looking into thermally insulating the bottom of my Garage door (I live on Long Island NY, so the winters can get a bit cold), and I noticed that there are gaps in the sides of the garage door ...
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Gutters above Garage Door on slanted driveway - is it necessary? [closed]

The concrete driveway attached to my garage which is attached to my home is on a slant. The water runs away from the home to the alley. I'm getting gutters installed for the first time. Do I need to ...
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Lost garage remote control

I lost the only remote control I had for my garage box. Normally I should be able to open the garage with a key and a cylinder lock. But when I bought this apartment (with this garage box), the ...

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