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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a garage bill that I'm working on and I'm attaching a picture because I'm having an issue with framing the door. The concrete poor created a 4" curb, but the doorway is 3 in wider than it should be. They put the forms in wrong. My thoughts in correcting this are to have a pressure treated...
  2. Electrical
    Hi, hoping to get some feedback from this excellent forum. My plan is to run new wiring for garage and pool. A few questions: 1. How many feeder amps should run to the new sub-panel. Would 60A cover it? 2. Should there be a second sub-panel outside of the house to service the pool config or...
  3. Electrical
    Building a shed. For electrical, I'd like to get 100 amp service in the shed, about 140 ft away from the 200 amp service in the house. In the future hope to build another small shed about another 100 ft away, and get maybe 50 amp out to that. Will be permitting and a licensed electrician will...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I have a question about something that I already built. I am building a shop and for my man doors, I ran the jack stud down to the thresh hold of the door jam (It runs right along the stem wall) I am attaching a drawing to explain this. After more thought, of course, I have realized that this...
  5. Electrical
    Hello, I am completing a new detached garage and I need help with the electrical. I have two circuit breakers in the main panel of the house for the garage, one 15 amp for all the lights and one 20 amp for all the GFCI outlets. These are feed in rigid conduit underground to the garage using 12...
  6. Building & Construction
    Going to post a picture as I won't be able to explain this very well. Basically, the wood and weatherstripping on garage doesn't go all the way to the ground. I am trying to figure out the best way to close this off to keep grass from leaf blower, bugs, and mice out of the garage. I tried...
  7. Electrical
    About twenty years ago I installed two 2-gang 20 amp outlets and some switches near the kitchen door. Stupidly I did not consider the fire resistance of the wall, and now I want to attempt to correct this mistake (the wall separates the garage from the family room, reference NFPA 70-2017...
  8. Painting
    Looking to either paint or lay some LVP (or similar) to encapsulate my basement and garage floor and make it easier to vacuum/mop. The basement is in pretty good shape, the garage not so much. I’m not looking to make this a huge project nor am I looking to win any beauty contests. I simply want...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Good evening everyone! I've been trying to install my own Genie, garage door opener. Everything went smoth untill the wiring stage. Just a little background, I Own a home built by KB Homes and a garage door opener was never installed on this home the only thing that was done was pre wire...
  10. Carpentry
    I have a two car garage with two garage doors that I'd like to consolidate into a single 17' 5" door. (The combined opening of the two existing doors). The garage is 20' deep, The ceiling rafters are 2x12 @16" oc and the attic is used for storage. The roof joists are 2x8 @24" oc.I have 2-1 3/4"x...
  11. Building & Construction
    Just bought an old home with a detached 1905 brick garage w/ loft. Currently, the only way to access the space is by pulling out a ladder and climbing through a 16" opening at the end. I'd like to install a ladder for easier access to ultimately build out a loft space. Garage specs, specific...
  12. Building & Construction
    I am interested in building a loft in my garage and need some advice. The garage is 2 car 20'x20' with 17' garage door on one side and house entry door on the opposite side. It is the "first floor" of a 4 story townhouse built on a hill giving it a 16 1/2' ceiling of currently wasted space. I...
  13. Carpentry
    My garage has a 13 x 3.5 inch beam, spanning 22 feet (wall to wall), running perpendicular to and under the rafters (see photo). I have been slowly tearing off the add-ons that previous owners screwed and hammered into it (it was serving as a support for an owner-installed overhead shelf that I...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello! I am trying to repair the edge of my concrete floor in the garage- right where the garage door comes down and it meets the driveway. There is a gap in the area when the door is closed and during the winter it lets in all the cold air and sometimes moisture. There is a bedroom above the...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there! Newbie here, in South TX. We recently redid our garage that was originally built in the 80's. We've discovered some interesting things during this project that is not typically what you see in a new construction build these days. One being, at the bottom perimeter of our garage (only...
  16. Electrical
    I have a garage door opener that has a simple doorbell button on the outside, so for obvious security reasons I'd like to update it to a keyless entry system. I'm having trouble finding any that are wired versus RF/wireless. I'm fine with a simple wired option since the wires are already...
  17. Building & Construction
    I am wanting to build a loft in a portion of my garage that is currently walled on 3 sides. The loft will be approximately 9'x9'. I was planning to attach a single 2x8 ledger board to each of the 3 garage walls and attach them directly to every garage stud (every 16") with LedgerLOK structural...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hey guys, I am looking to see if there are enclosed pole barn plans available to show how the walls are constructed to a steel truss pole building. Right now I have a car port pole barn and want to enclose it. I looked in to this last year and only found so much information on this. I...
  19. Painting
    I had poured concrete done 4 months ago and did not apply sealer. The garage is heated and now would like to put epoxy on. It's 500 sq feet and estimates for professionals coming in around $2500. I'm thinking of doing myself and if I hate it, could always hire someone to come back later...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, New here and to homeownership, and what a ride its been so far. I apologize if this is redundant, and I don't have photos at the moment, but here is our predicament: -We have a 5-car garage for a 2000 sqft house (the previous owner was a car collector). -The house is calling for...
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