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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Appliances
    You would be sweater heavily when stepping into your garage where the temperature is much higher than in your living room. Even when you get close to your garage, you can obviously feel the superheat steam given out from the furnace--your garage. You must be puzzled as many garage owners. Now...
  14. Electrical
    Hello everyone. I’m trying to plan/design the layout for having electrical work done inside my garage. I will hire a licensed electrician to have the work completed (I’m in the Orange County area of Southern California, any references appreciated), but wanted to shop around and buy the different...
  15. Insulation
    Hi. In Toronto, ON and I'm finishing my attached double garage (20x20) in hopes of setting up a woodworking shop. It's not currently heated or cooled but I plan on using it year-round so heating is definitely coming and I may get a portable AC too in the future. Replaced the 2 garage doors with...
  16. Building & Construction
    hello, im trying to attach a pull up bar to the ceiling in my garage, so im looking for a reliable wood finder tool. thanks in advance!
  17. HVAC
    Hi all. (sorry if this should go in a different section) My garage has no ventilation. My only option is to open the side door and/or raise the garage door slightly. However, I don't want to leave these open overnight. There's an upstairs room right above the garage which always stays warm...
  18. Windows and Doors
    Hi Everyone - Looking for some suggestions. I have an older 1991 Wayne-Dalton Garage door. I'm unable to determine the exact model. One of the extension springs snapped recently. I weighed the door using a basic home scale which is close to accurate - I got a weight of about 106lbs. I...
  19. Electrical
    Hello all – I’m looking for some clarification on wiring my newly-built detached garage. At the outset, I’ll say I am not a complete novice with electrical, as I wired half of my house myself and installed an automatic standby generator myself as well. I’ve done a lot of minor electric work...
  20. Electrical
    Hi All! Your advice is much appreciated on the most practical, easiest, DIY-able option for wiring an outlet or hard-wiring my garage door opener. (See attached pics with potential wiring options highlighted). I'm happy to say that my DIY garage door opener installation has yielded a working...
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