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how to repair garage concrete threshold

I have a really badly cracked concrete floor at the garage's threshold, looks like the previous owner just slapped concrete on threshold, and it has broken in pieces. What is the right way to fix it? ...
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Repair garage floor fiber board

The very end of the fiber board strip, which you can't see behind the trim, has worn down--there's a hole in it--and water from rain gets into the garage there. Everywhere else, the strip is fine so ...
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Garage door trolley no longer attached

The trolley on our garage door is no longer attached to the garage door opener track (with the operator) and the arm is hanging loose. I wasn't there when the trolley fell off the track, but was told ...
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stanley garage door opener model 2200 will not run

my mid 1980,s stanley garage opener problem started when the 2 motor mounting bolts came out and the motor hung from gearbox when door opened - door completely opened but would not close - i replaced ...
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Can I replace 15 amp spiral CFL lights in garage with fluorescent lights?

1978 house. Garage has two crappy spiral CFL ceiling lights on 15amp ciruit, horrible lighting in cool spectrum. Can I replace them with big fluorescent or led shop lights? I need to better lighting ...
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Flashing EPDM roofing up a short arched vertical portion?

I have an old concrete garage roof that is leaking. I plan to attach a layer of pressure treated wood then glue an EPDM sheet to the surface. I understand how to install a drip edge on the sides ...
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How can I fix my leaning garage wall

The gable wall in my garage is leaning. The sill plate seems to have slipped off the foundation. The sill plate is broken and the lower end of a stud is missing around where it's broken. The ...
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New Garage floor paint

I am having a home built. I would like to paint the garage floor with Behr Granite Grip. Since it is a new home can I just sand and paint it? Thank you.
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I think there might be a wasp's nest in my garage or in its walls, how can I tell?

I think there might be a wasp's nest in my family's garage or in its walls. However, I don't know for sure. Here are the facts; For the past three days in a row (and a few others over the past two ...
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What do I need to do to repair the plaster ceiling of my garage (on metal lath)?

Recently, I had some contractors come in and replace my garage lintel. Afterwards, I found that they'd had to break some of the white material that makes up the ceiling of the garage. It looks to me ...
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Garage exposed NM wiring - protection?

I have built a steel garage kit. All my horizontal NM runs are 9 1/2 feet high, fully secured (with closer spacing than code requires), and where needed I added pieces of steel studs to provide ...
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Best method to cool a garage?

Trying to figure out the best way to cool an attached garage. The garage door is insulated and has weather stripping on the outside. There are no windows and the exterior is brick. We live in a humid ...
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Can an outlet on a three-way circuit be made live full-time?

I'm in the process of fixing up my 30+ year old garage. The current set up for power in the garage begins with a 12-3 cable running from a 3 way switch in the house, under ground through conduit, into ...
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DPC around a window (UK)

I had an integrated garage in the house. I have recently had a builder come and replace the garage door with a brick wall and a large bay window as I plan to turn this garage into an office. I have ...
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Possible moisture issue with partial insulation of unheated garage

I live in a zone 5 area in Ohio in a house build in the 60s. The garage is 20x20, attached to the house on two sides and shares a roof with the house. Current garage isn't insulated - the attic has ...
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how to repair large crack going down length of garage?

My garage floor has a large crack in it that runs the entire length of the garage (approx. 20'). The crack is about 1/3 the way into the center of the garage. and a slab has sunken. my brother in law ...
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What wall cladding should be used along the floor of the garage?

I have an attached garage on a house with a wood foundation in Minnesota, USA. The garage is not temperature-controlled. On a roughly three foot long exterior wall, I discovered the drywall was ...
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Is this an acceptable way to route wires around trusses?

I am building a detached garage with a double 2x4 top plate and engineered trusses, 24" OC. At some future date I will insulate and drywall the walls and ceiling, but for now I want to get it ...
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How do I reverse the slope of my garage floor?

When I built my garage 25 years ago, the concrete contractor nixed my idea of installing in-floor drains under each car "bay" and assured me that he would slope the floor toward the garage ...
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Venting a hot garage, how much cooler can it get with an exhaust fan?

I life in Miami and the garage gets very hot in the summer and I am trying to cool it down so I can workout in it. The basics are: I'm looking at this product: iLiving - 10" Wall Mounted Exhaust ...
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Can an old-cement garage floor be painted in sections?

This question is related to our other question about relocation of our hot water heater. The current plan is to put the new water heater in the garage on the cement floor, so our concern is how to ...
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What are the options for mitigating problems with an asphalt garage floor

The house I purchased has a small detached garage that I use as a workshop and a place to store bikes. It is attached to a relatively long straight asphalt driveway. My question has to do with ...
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Concrete floor brick wall gap leaking severely (garage above basement)

Basic Problem: There is a somewhat badly maintained car garage at street level above an area of my basement property. The garage has a concrete floor; the (very small) utility room below has a solid ...
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Wiring garage ceiling light receptacle to gfci outlet

Hi I’m new to this site and new to the home improvement game so please take it easy if I am repeating others questions. So I’m a first time homebuyer and, currently, renovating my garage. I went to ...
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Garage roof eaves missing closure strips

So my garage roof is missing closer strips under the eaves, which I believe is letting some amount of moisture into the garage, as well as allowing tons of bugs and spiders to get in. I would like ...
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What are my options for running cable from surface-mount sub-panel in garage?

I'm building a new garage, mostly on my own. I hired an electrician to run cable and install a sub-panel, which was completed yesterday. Today it passed inspection. Next step is running cable for ...
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Behr 1 part epoxy paint vs 2 part epoxy for cement floor

Garage floor gets wet in winter. I think 2-part epoxy would make the floor slippery. Would Behr 1 part epoxy paint be better?
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Who should repair this water damage?

My garage has some water damage, which needs addressing (see photos below). I have a good attitude but no experience with this sort of repair. Does it make sense to try to do this myself? And if not, ...
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Is this an acceptable way to fix garage roof condensation?

I'm in the UK. My garage has a corrugated metal roof with no insulation. In the winter, when it rains the underside of the roof drips. Not massively, but just enough to be annoying. The roof ...
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Wiring for Outdoor Garage Lights

I installed two outdoor garage lights using 14/2 MC Armorlite Cable. The lights are only 8.8 watts and have day/night sensors. I connected the wiring to a garage door opener dedicated 20 amp circuit ...
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I need to know what size sub panel I need

What size amp sub panel do I need to run off of a 100 amp main panel? At the moment I have a 100 amp sub panel hooked up and it’s making my drill spark and have a burning smell to it.
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Self levelling compond on an oily floor?

I've just moved in to a new house and I want to level the floor in the garage but it's covered in oil. A quick Google throws up a blog post and product by Polycote but nothing else specifically ...
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I have two remotes, one stopped working

I have an Allister Access 200 garage door opener with two Allstar 318 remotes. One remote works just fine. The second one stopped working all together I replaced the batteries in the one that stopped ...
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Garage Ceiling Truss Load and Distribution Options for Overhead Storage

Last summer I hung two 4'x8' overhead ceiling racks by using 4x4's across multiple trusses. The only point that actually share a truss are the mounts closes to the wall. As janky as this is, It's ...
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Finished garage ceiling for storage: 2 x 6 spanning 11' 6" - 16 on center?

Span is 11' 6" and I'm wanting to use 2 x 6 I'm wanting to create storage in my single car garage by adding a ceiling and adding storage above with a pull-down ladder. I'm doing the work myself but ...
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How to flatten (not level) a concrete slab by shimming a subfloor

I will be working remotely permanently and have a another baby on the way so my current home office is going to be a nursery. I would like to convert a section of my garage into an office, but keep ...
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Garage door arm ripped out of door

The other day I hit the button to open the door on my way out of the garage to grab something. In my haste, I had forgotten that I had the door slide lock engaged still. As a result, before I could ...
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Building a 60x36 Barn/Tractor Garage/Shop - Question about Structural Integrity

New here! I am a DIYer and I'm looking to build a shed/garage on my property. I designed the structure but am wanting to see if anyone can give me input on the integrity of my design. Basically I just ...
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Rookie question regarding studs in garage ceiling

Good afternoon, Im trying to hang two hooks in my garage ceiling to hang a bicycle. I used a magnetic stud finder and marked a bunch of points where it stuck. To confirm, the studfinder is just ...
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Can you operate / permanently install an air compressor in freezing temperatures?

My garage is heated but it's attic is not. The attic is accessible and could make a good location for a large air compressor - saves space & could muffle the noise. But the annual temperature ...
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Shop Electrical - MWBC Serving 240V and 120V Outlets

I've seen this setup in use in other shops and am interested in using the technique myself. However, the mere mention of it seems to incite rabid pandemonium rather than civil discourse. I'd very ...
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Suspended platform hanger support spacing calculation

I am building a 8' x 4' storage shelf that I would like to hang from my ceiling. The frame of the shelf is constructed using 2" x 4". I have 2 x 4 cross supports every 24 inches. The shelf attached to ...
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Can I run two 6/3 NM cables up the same 2x4?

I have two 6/3NM cables coming from the attached garage ceiling into a subpanel mounted low inside an exterior wall. One of the studs is occupied by A/C pipes so I'm hoping there's a way to get both ...
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Add storage to hidden attic space above garage?

I recently discovered that I have an unfinished attic in a guest bedroom on the second floor of my house, above the garage. The overall area is behind the closet in the bedroom and is approximately ...
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Dehumidifier with power socket to hang on the wall [closed]

Goodmorning everyone! I am looking for a dehumidifier to put in the garage that has the following features: the plug to be inserted into the socket (unusual as a thing because usually dehumidifiers ...
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Advice on hanging gymnastic rings in garage rafters?

I have ordered this metal bracket for hanging gymnastic rings in my garage to add to my home gym ( https://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-ring-hanger ). My garage does not have a second story above it, ...
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Germany - wire 3 core garage to 4 core mains

We have an external garage and a 4 core (brown, blue, green/yellow, black,) cable is supplied from the main property. The garage is supplied with an electric door opener, wall sockets and an internal ...
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garage storage area project

Thanks for reading my question! I'm trying to setup a storage area in my garage. I have an RV garage which is 14.4 feet tall and no RV so right now it's useless space. I'd like to make a room above ...
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What are the pros and cons on installing a typical garage floodlight kit, inside your garage?

I have a few extra kits and a dark garage... and I am like why not inside? This thing would take 20 minutes to install and would pump out 225W. Some other things that have come to mind. Is there a ...
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How to handle air condenser with garage addition

I'm planning a garage addition onto my house and want to know what the best way to handle existing A/C condenser units that are there is. The current setup is as follows (with the C's being the ...

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