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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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Managing water entry at garage door during high winds on rainy days

I have a garage floor that's level, and the driveway slopes very slightly away from the garage door. On rainy days, I don't have any issues with water entry, but on high-wind days, the rain hits the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Wayne Dalton Garage

So I recent had a Garage door "professional" come out to my house and look at my garage. I originally thought I was having a motor problem because it would only lift door sporadically. After ...
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For Christmas Lights, is it safe to run extension cord under garage door?

For Christmas Lights over the garage, the nearest outlet is inside my garage. Is it safe to run an extension cord under the garage door to the outlet? Is there anything I should bear in mind while ...
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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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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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where the fresh air comes from in garage with gas furnace and heater?

I know burning gas need oxygen -- means fresh air. However, I checked my furnace and heater I didn't see any fresh air supply around.... They seems just get fresh air from the garage. I am asking ...
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Screw Drive garage door opener motor won't open but motor runs for 1-2 seconds [duplicate]

My garage door motor which opens and closes on a screw drive system has stopped opening my door. When I press the remote or button in the garage it attempts to open for just a second or 2 than quits. ...
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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 to support existing above garage-door storage platform?

I recently bought a house that has above the garage-door storage. This is hanging from the roof, which means that if you look at the house from the street you can see very faint waviness because the ...
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Afci's and Gfci's and motor loads

Has anyone been reporting a problem with motor loads on Afci's or Gfci's in residential or commercial locations?
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What breaker size and wire gauge should I use for a new garage outlet circuit?

I would like to add some much-needed electrical outlets in my garage. As of right now it seems like the power that's going to the garage door opener and the garage light is also on the same line as ...
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Sealing foundation blocks and gap between drywall

I am trying to paint my garage and noticed that there are gaps where drywall meets cinder blocks and between drywall and concrete slab in the garage. Is there a way I can seal and paint the cinder ...
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Can this pull down attic ladder be fixed?

Looks like the rivet/flange thing popped out of the square piece. I don't know how I would get the rivet back in there with the ridge/flange whatever you call it on the end, which I assume is what ...
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Utility trenches to Accessory Dwelling

I live in Georgia and am putting a garage apartment behind my house. It is about 30 - 40 feet from the main house. I would like to know how many different trenches I will have to dig, how deep, and ...
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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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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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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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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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Do-It garage door opener will not close without holding down the button

My garage door opens fine with the remote or the button. Will only close by holding the button down. I have unhooked the sensors and have disconnected the door from the opener and have the same ...
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How do I go about removing a garage with asbestos wall panels?

I have a 1904 house and it has a shed that was put in some time in the 1950s. It's a wonky structure made of wooden beams and thin sheets of asbestos panels make up the walls. We want to tear it down ...
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Garage wiring safety

We have been given an orange clad 10-3 wire ( like for a dryer ) and were told it is fine to run it from the house panel to the garage panel for a few plugs , however when we looked at the Home Depot ...
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Overhead garage door opening on its own

I have two, 6 year old Overhead garage door openers. On about 5 occasions in the last couple of months, I have discovered one side has opened on its own. When this has happened, neither of the manual ...
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Best way to reinforce beam for a deadbolt?

I want to install a deadbolt into the garage door but with that one beam of wood I feel someone could easily kick it open? What's the best way to reinforce it before installing a deadbolt. Or if ...
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Suggestions for securing the garage

I need to upgrade my garage, because there's been a break in and there sure as duck be another one soon (typo intended, no profanities here, even though I'm entitled to it as a victim of my bike being ...
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Reprogram new remote to garage door opener with dip switches

I was having a problem with my garage door remote stolen in this thread but now I think I found a replacement remote that may work. Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console? The ...
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Attaching Air Compressor To Junction Box

I have a 4 inch metal junction box with a 3/4" mud ring attached and recessed into the drywall in my garage. I want to connect an air compressor to this junction box directly without using a plug. ...
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Is it possible to replace just the garage door opener console?

My old house has a garage door system that must have been 20 years old. It has been working fine for many years. But recently my car got broken into and the remote is stolen. I have no way to re-...
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How do I reconnect a garage to a house with existing underground wires?

I've got an existing garage about 30 feet from the house which I need to reconnect (wires were cut during house construction project). I have three 2-conductor cables running to the garage, as well as ...
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Is there a proper way to vent a garage into an attic?

So, I'm looking to install a set of vents in my garage door for the summer months. I insulated it last winter without realizing how hit it would get with two hot cars in it! Not to mention it really ...
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Low Sloped Asphalt Shingle Roof Remediation

The operative word here is remediation. This isn't a new install, so I'm looking at how to strategically work with what I've got. The previous owner put a new shingle roof on my garage about 4 years ...
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Support header sizing for a large garage workbench

I'm building a workbench for my garage that folds up against the wall. The workbench will be 13 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Both ends of the workbench will be supported directly. The back of the ...
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Insulating attic above garage

We built a two story garage with attic trusses. The space has windows on the West and East end. We would like to insulate and finish the space. Would insulation and finishing make the area cool enough ...
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Garage switch and remotes will not work

My garage switch on the wall and my remotes will not open the garage.I unplugged the opener and then everything started back working. An hour later it all stopped again. I unpluged it again and they ...
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Painting breeze block

I'm planning on painting the breeze block wall in my garage. Do I need to use a specific paint type or am I ok to just use left over matte? Also, is it safe to paint the floor?
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wiring for garage lights

I would like to change the light setup in my garage. Right now there is one switch that controls 3 lights, I would like to change to 3 Switchs that controls 6 lights.... 2 lights per one switch, can ...
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Question on installing ski rack on on 36" wall space

I am trying to install ski rack on 36" wall space backed by 2 studs. To utilize maximum space, I think putting 2x4 wood board on wall fastened to 2 studs, and install ski rack on top of the board. ...
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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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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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How can I fix a garage door that opens randomly?

I moved into a new house and didn't have any issues with the garage door. About a week after I moved in, I bought a remote for the opener since the owner hadn't given me one. After programming the ...
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What type of paint is suitable over Cempolay Ultra Strong concrete leveler?

I've leveled my garage floor using Cempolay Ultra Strong and the instructions state "Suitable for use on domestic garage floors prior to over coating with a suitable floor paint." Would anyone have ...
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Weird object found in garage [closed]

I was working with my father in the garage and we were cleaning up the boxes in the section above the garage door. I found three green rods, two had smaller rods sticking out the sides and two did not....
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What can I do to transition between concrete and drywall?

I am drywalling my unheated, partially-below grade exterior garage. A four-foot tall concrete wall runs along the parts of the garage that are below-grade. Above the concrete walls are 2x6 wood ...
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stair intersection design ideas

I currently have some angled stairs going from my garage into the home. To the left of these stairs is a closet that I'm going to take out to allow more open space in the garage. Directly to the right ...