Questions tagged [garage]

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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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Can I add a garage outlet from existing interior circuit?

I would like to add a receptacle to my garage. Currently, all receptacles and lights in the garage are on a single 20A circuit that is solely dedicated to the garage. For my new receptacle, I'd like ...
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garage threshold concrete

What is the strip that runs between the garage and the driveway called? Also what does it do? Is it a thermal break or is it there too prevent the concreate from cracking? What is the material? How ...
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Garage door won't close in cold weather

My garage door works perfectly when it's above 45 degrees. As it gets colder I have to hold the wall mounted master garage door opener/closer in to have the garage door close. It opens fine. I've ...
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Fix garage door sitting on asphalt driveway

My garage doors sit on the asphalt driveway when closed and I'm not sure why this is. In the photo I attached you can see the line/indentation in the asphalt where the door sits. I'm not sure if the ...
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Garage door sticking: WD-40 temporary solution but still sticks: need to change hinges or what?

We live in a rental house built 1982 but need to fix some things around the place without involving the landlord ... the garage door has started sticking. I got it to close using WD-40, but it's still ...
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Ok for garage door chain to sag on one side when door is closed?

I noticed today that the chain on my garage door seems to droop a bit on one side when the door is closed. I feel like I would have noticed if it was always like this (new unit, about 1.5 years old). ...
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2 unknown pipes in garage, one dripping/leaking

These pipes are about 4' tall. The one on the left is dripping water, it appears to have a valve to turn it off....Can anyone tell me what these are for and if I should turn the valve off?
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Garage catch basin and basement washroom drain pipe connection

I am trying to get a good understanding of the plumbing setup I have in the garage (see attached picture). This catch-basin is located in the middle of the garage. There is a basement washroom on the ...
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How does a garage door motor wall control on a two wire circuit determine between door control and light control?

I am trying to recreate the garage door wall switch (making a custom assembly that has two buttons to toggle the door and toggle the light). The first thing that I am attempting to understand is the ...
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What wiring is needed for a propane unit heater in a garage?

Short version: I need to have a propane unit heater installed for a well-insulated 30'x50' x 14' ceiling garage in northern Minnesota. Should I run metallic cable to 20-amp outlet for a propane unit ...
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What are these metal flaps protruding from my garage’s concrete sidewall?

I'm planning phase to re-finish my concrete garage floor with epoxy. I noticed around the base of the floor there are flaps of what is thin sheet metal painted over by the previous owner. What are ...
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Two-car garage construction

I’m looking to build a 2-car detached garage that’s 24ft wide with a loft above for storage. I’ve been searching and I can’t seem to find any lumber that spans 24ft. If I had 2x6 (or 2x8 or 2x12) that ...
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Garage door remote has intermitted problem opening and closing

I have a Chamberlain LiftMaster and multiple remotes which are working intermittently. The garage opens fine from the wall control, however when I pull out of the garage and use the remote it will not ...
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What is this button/switch by Garage door connected garage opener

Moved into this house last year , Trying to figure out what this button does ? the white wire goes to garage opener. . Tried pressing it while the garage door is opening/closing ,nothing happens.
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Need help designing a garage loft

I'm going to be moving into a new house that has a finished garage with a high ceiling. I want to build a loft in the garage for storage. There are plenty of online span calculators that should help ...
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How to repair garage wall? (Oriented Strand Board, Insulation, Drywall)

I had a plumber and electrician do some work and they left a big rectangle open in my garage. I need to repair OSB board, maybe replace insulation, and finally drywall. Not sure if I need to replace, ...
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Buying new remotes because of a LiftMaster failure?

We have a LiftMaster model system installed in our parking garage, which seems not functional anymore. A service technician determined that the motor has failed. We received then two options: 1) ...
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Recommend a material for garage walls

The drywall in our garage has holes, gashes, areas of moisture damage, etc. If we replace it, in a number of years it will be back to the same state. Can anyone recommend a material that will hold up ...
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Why are there nails only half way in, in my garage?

I'm going to be painting my garage walls this weekend as part of a project to turn it into a home gym. As I'm working on the walls, I noticed a lot of nails that are halfway in. Is this on purpose? ...
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garage walls wet

HI, I am purchasing a home and noticed some spots in the garage walls? Not sure if its moisture or a leak since its on the same place on both sides. Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
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Should rain gutters be installed behind metal drip edge?

I am adding aluminum gutters to my new detached garage. I hadn't originally included them in the design, but want to add them to protect the doors and siding from splashing water, and to prevent soil ...
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Tips on how to check if this guest house in ADU was built with permits?

I am about to buy a house in Santa Clara, CA county that has an ADU. As of today ADU has guest house and an operational garage. Seller is convinced that 990 sqft guest house in the ADU was built ...
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How to remove strong musty odor from garage?

I have moved into a rental house and the garage has a musty odor of which I cannot tolerate to breathe so I cannot even park my car in the garage. After I put in a HEPA filter and let it run for 2 ...

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