Questions tagged [garage]

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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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Remote Garage Door Opener

I live in a condo, we have a shared garage but our own automatic garage door openers. My garage door opens and closes with the button inside the garage hard wired on the wall. But, my remote opener ...
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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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Breaker in garage keeps tripping

The wiring in my garage is on the fritz. A few weeks ago, the breaker that my garage door opener and motion light are connected to tripped. I reset it and the breaker was fine for a few weeks. 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 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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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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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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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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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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