Questions tagged [garage]

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Repair garage floor

How do I repair the cement edge to the entrance to my garage.
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Can fiber-optic data cable be run overhead to a garage?

I want to run internet from my main house to garage located few meters away. I plan to use fiber instead of cat5 to avoid reported problems of blowing out network switches. I could have made a trench ...
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Fix Garage Door Bracket

My garage door bracket is starting to pull out from the top panel of the door. Some friends of mine have pointed me to a opener reinforcement like the one linked below but others have suggested ...
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Is this a load bearing wall to put a storage door in?

I am wanting to put a dog room under the stairs but am unsure if this is a load bearing wall.
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Replacing a Novoferm garage door lock

We've lost the key to our Novoferm garage door lock and as the company that installed it quoted over a hundred pounds to fit a replacement I thought I would get the lock and fit it myself. I took the ...
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Broken Garage Door Hinges

I noticed that the top section of my Chamberlain garage door was out of alignment and was set back approximately an inch from where I would expect it to be. I took a look on the inside and noticed ...
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installation of portable ac unit in garage with a gas water heater

The propane gas water heater vents the combustion exhaust vi a flute. The portable ac vents the hot air. If i only run the portable ac unit occasionally do I risk carbon monoxide poisoning from the ...
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Why did my garage door opener fail weeks after being fixed?

My home that I've lived in for three years was built in 1982. Up until recently, I had enjoyed trouble-free operation of the garage door opener that was installed in the house when I moved in. ...
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Adjusting Craftsman Garage Door Motor Height Travel

Just bought a new garage door opener and it opens about 6 inches short than what I want it to. I read about adjusting the travel screws, but this model has no travel screws on it. The model number is ...
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What is this electrical cord for?

I found this odd cable while cleaning out the garage of a house I recently bought. It's plugged in to a live outlet but doesn't appear to connect anywhere. It also has some wrapped junction in the ...
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What voltage/amperage garage circuits should I install for welding tools and an air compressor?

As a part of renovating my garage this fall, much of the wiring is being re-done. Since doing the work before putting up walls will be much easier now than adding circuits in the future, I'd like to ...
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Without Access to the Garage Interior, How Can I Replace the Handle/Lock?

I have an external garage, with a manual overhead door (no powered opener). There is no side access door. After the recent winter, I tried opening the garage again, and the handle will not turn. I ...
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Why is this transformer in my garage?

I am moving into a house, and the previous owner doesn't know the answer. Up high in the corner of the garage, the drywall was cut out to install a small transformer. The input comes from a garage ...
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Repair garage door chain

My Genie garage door chain is broken. (There is a related issue at issue). See the images. Also What I want is to connect two sections together via a rivet. But I don't know if the theory right?
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How to properly ground a subpanel in detached building?

I Will be installing a subpanel in a detached garage. The subpanel will be 60 amp. The garage is about 30' from the main-panel in-house, and I will of course get an exact length before selecting the ...
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Vinyl Flooring Over Uneven Concrete Slabs

Our attached garage was added many years after my house's 1959 construction by basically walling in a pre-existing carport. The floor, therefore, is made out of several concrete slabs and part of what ...
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Where can I find or make a remote wireless light switch?

I have a light switch in my garage that controls lights in front of my home. The switch is located in a corner of the garage where a large shelf has been stored. It is very difficult to the switch. I'...
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garage flooding [closed]

My house is on a steep hill. When it rains the garage floods. I have a concrete floor that is on a slope so need some way to divert the water that floods from the back of the garage down to the front.
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What are the names for a light-duty hoist/pulley system components?

I'm planning to create a storage rack for tires in my garage, similar to this one: Only that my garage has high ceilings, and I want to hang it way higher. It's not safe to climb up the ladder with ...
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attach crossbar for ceiling suspended shelves using strong Simpson ties

While constructing a ceiling suspended shelves in garage I was facing problems with attaching crossbar to ceiling joist I just couldn't get lag through 2x4 into middle of joist it was always off and I ...
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Changing garage light socket to outlet, found wiring problem

I want to change a light socket in my garage to an outlet, so I can hook some shop lights up to it. When I looked at the socket, I saw some really strange wiring. When they built the house, they ...
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Can I build a garbage chute that connects the garage for residential use?

My current home has the kitchen adjoining to the garage. Most of the really smelly garbage is generated in the kitchen. The big garbage can and recycling bins live in the garage. Is there an ...
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How much weight can my garage's ceiling joists support?

I've got a detached garage which was built in the 1940s and I'm trying to figure out whether it's safe to add an attic ladder and use the attic space for storage. The ceiling joists are 2x6 [pine/fir],...
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how to stop a garage door from self opening

I have a chamberlain garage door. I bought a new remote and programmed it using the instructions provided. The remote works fine, but now the garage door opens on its own approx every 30 mins. How do ...
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How do I determine the fill rating of a conduit?

I Will be installing a subpanel in a detached garage. The subpanel will be 60 amp. The garage is about 30' from the main-panel in-house, and I will of course get an exact length before selecting the ...
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Garage door - sunlight & garage door sensor

Can direct sunlight interrupt the sensor, preventing the door from going all the way down? At night, early mornings or on overcast days my garage door goes up and down with no problem. However, when ...
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How can I determine if it's safe to remove this beam in my garage?

I want to remove a roughly 18' beam that goes across my garage. Oddly, it's the only one at this level. The ceiling beams are all about 28 inches higher. When I touch this beam it wobbles quite a bit, ...
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Garage Conversion and HVAC

What is the best way to bring heating and cooling to an attached garage? Our HVAC is being replaced, and our large family needs the garage for living space. Wed be going from 1500 sq feet, to 1900 ...
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What is the best way to convert a garage to livable space? [closed]

Garage Conversion We have an attached garage that has finished walls with no insulation, angled roof with no insulation and exposed rafters, and a new roll up uninsulated garage door. It has a side ...
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Can I repair a broken overhead door opener drive gear? [closed]

The garage door motor has snapped on the gear. When the garage is activated, the motor spins but the gear doesn't turn and so neither does the chain attached to the garage. Can I keep the garage ...
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How do I get a new garage built?

My old 100 year old detached one-car garage is falling apart and I need a new one built from new foundation and electrical to driveway and roof....but I haven't a clue as to how to find an outfit that ...
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Can a slab under load be concrete jacked or otherwise supported without taking down the wall?

I have an issue with soil erosion below the front corner of my garage floor which has caused a crack to form and a piece of the slab (~4sq.ft) to sink. This in turn is affecting the portion of the ...
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Breaker feeding sub-panel causes other breakers to trip

I have a 40 amp circuit feeding a sub-panel in the garage. Sub-panel has 5 breakers (GFCI/AFCI combo breakers) feeding outlets for holiday lights. Our AC compressor breaker started tripping last week, ...
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Ventilation for Garage below house

We have built a garage into our new build 4 story town house (garage and upper floor plans attached) which sits below the main house in its foot print. The floor above the garage is beam and block ...
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What do you call this plastic paneling on the outside of garage?

My garage has the white plastic paneling that looks like wood. Some of it broke off during a storm and I need to replace it. I'm having some trouble finding it online because I don't know what you ...
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What subpanel and number of circuit breakers should I install in a detached garage?

I no longer am dealing with my contractor. Long story. But he ran 2 10-3 wires out to my garage for power. I think he was planning on putting a 30 amp breaker on the panel in the house for each wire ...
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Disconnecting a frozen water hose from a spigot!

How would I disconnect a water hose after it has been frozen from the spigot without stripping either connections?
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How do I insulate my garage ceiling?

My garage gets really cold in the winter and I'd like to insulate my ceiling and/or roof. Here is my ceiling I store quite a bit of things in the ceiling, so the idea is to insulate the inside of ...
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What should I run from the main breaker box to the garage?

So this is a question that's been asked a lot, but reading individualized responses is creating confusion for me, not answers. I have a detached garage with existing power, and I have added a few ...
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Turning Euro wooden pallets into garage shelving with minimum tools

I have access to Euro pallets : 1100mm * 1100mm * 69mm I want to create exactly this with top shelf 2m high: I am extremely illiterate when it comes to DIY but I have a drill and know how to drill ...
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Watt's the best way to run a new ground to my garage?

To keep this concise, here are the facts: This is an old house, with a lot of 2-prong outlets. The garage is fed off a 20A breaker (which is not grounded). I'm finishing the garage. I don't plan on ...
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Running 6/2 cable to garage for NEMA 6-50 outlet

I plan to install a NEMA 6-50 outlet in my garage, from a 50A breaker in the main panel. I plan to use 6/2 cable, unless there is a better recommendation. The run is about 50 feet, planned as follows: ...
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Proper way to wire a sub panel to an attached garage?

I am planning to install a new sub panel in my garage. My concern is following proper procedure/code. I contacted the local building code office and confirmed that they follow the 2014 NEC. My main ...
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Tubular heater placement in garage

I've purchased a 4ft tubular thermostatic heater for my garage to hopefully keep the frost/moisture at bay. I have two options to install it either at the top or the wall near the roof, or near the ...
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Add expansion joints on garage floor - too late?

I just bought a house which was built in 2007 (Seattle area). The garage floor has no drain or expansion joints. As a result, there are some cracks in the concrete. They are small. I was wondering if ...
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Can I add insulation on the outside of a bedroom wall adjacent to garage attic?

I have a new construction home, and one of the bedrooms is adjacent to the attic above the garage. The room is always a couple degrees cooler than the other rooms, so was wondering if I could spray ...
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What type of garage heater should I connect to my 30A circuit? [closed]

i want to heat my garage with a garage heater. My garage is already wired with a NEMA 6-30 plug on a dedicated 30 Amp breaker. What can i use to heart my garage using this existing set up? What ...
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Can I install a whole-house water filter in my garage?

I live in Winchester TN, in a one level home. The water line comes into the garage from under the house. I want to put it in the garage (in case of a leak. My husband states it may freeze. I do not ...
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Garage Door Sensor Issue

This morning my garage door opener stopped working correctly. It was working fine, as of last night. I have a Liftmaster Professional 1250LM (1/3 HP). Prior to this morning, the sensor had not been ...
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Can I use a 30 amp generator to power some parts of a 60 amp subpanel

My main panel is in my basement and it has a 60 amp breaker that goes to a sub panel in my pole barn. The pole barn sub panel provides power for the pumps and blower motor of my outdoor woodstove. ...