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  1. Electrical
    Have spent a lot of money on buying a new garage door opener and now wanna know if I can save some by installing it by myself. Want to be sure what size motor do I need for electric garage door opener if the door is 132.24 lbs? Is it even possible to do it without help and which tools I`ll need?
  2. Remodeling
    I have a rental that is about 1300 sq ft. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom. I turned the garage into a large bonus room off the kitchen with a laundry room at the back side of the room, you walk through the laundry room to exit the back door of the house. I would like to add a bathroom and a bedroom in...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am converting my attached garage into a 2nd bathroom, closet and small master bedroom extension (~120 sq ft). I have to raise the garage slab floor about a foot or so to meet the raised house floor level. However, my basement floor joists 2x6 run different directions in the kitchen vs...
  4. Electrical
    Hello all, I am buying a property in rural North Carolina that has a small main house where the electrical service and main panel are. About 15-20 feet away is a 900 sf building that was built as a storage and office space by the previous owner, and I plan to turn it into a guest house with...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello everyone. Recently my dad took on the task of converting our garage into a bedroom. He wanted to add a wall so he can add a door to enter from the front of the garage, but with the garage door still fully functioning. That way there could still be some room for storage in the garage. What...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have a carport space that I want to enclose. It is 24x16, with 2x8 rafters on 16" centers, 5/8 sheathing, 2" foam and rubber roof. It is supported along the house on one of the long sides. On the far side of the carport there are 4, 4x4 posts on a concrete driveway. The posts are about 7'...
  7. Building & Construction
    hi folks: I have a mid 60's brick veneer house on a slab foundation, the house as a whole seems to be well built. I have a problem with the brick veneer on a narrow portion of wall (4ft. or so wide, then turning a corner) adjoining my garage door opening. the veneer does not extend above the...
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