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9 Garage Floor Options Worth Considering for Your Reno
The garage is where we stash everything from our cars and Christmas decorations to tools and sporting gear but, with ...
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The Best Garage Floor Coatings of 2023
A good garage floor coating offers several valuable benefits. It's particularly good at protecting a concrete floor, ...
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The Best Garage Air Conditioners of 2023
Capable air conditioners can transform sweltering garages into comfortable spaces. Whether you simply want a temperat...
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The Best LED Shop Lights of 2023
LED shop lights are widely regarded as the best option for several reasons. There is tremendous variety, so there’s s...
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The Best Air Compressors for Home Garages of 2023
Those who have never owned an air compressor for home garage use might not realize the flexible uses the tool can pro...
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The Best Truck Tool Boxes
When it comes to hauling gear, tools, and other items around, it really doesn’t get more convenient than a truck bed....
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The Best Garage Door Keypads of 2023
For added convenience and security, a garage door keypad allows for keyless entry into a garage. For times when a hom...
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The Best Carports
Carports can do a great job of protecting your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, garden machinery, and more from winter w...
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The Best Car Lifts for Home Garages
Car lifts are all about convenience. Whether they’re for gearheads who can’t stand the thought of anyone else touchin...
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Bob Vila's 10 "Must Do" Projects for May
May is a month worth celebrating. As the days become warmer and sunnier, seasonal to-dos both inside and outside the ...
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15 Things Never to Keep in Your Garage
The garage is a convenient place to keep a lot of your clutter, but some household items are best stowed somewhere else.
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7 Garage Plans for Building Your Ideal Automotive Storage
Having a garage on the property is a terrific amenity: It gives you a place to keep your vehicle, store outdoor tools...
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The Best Jump Starters With Air Compressors Tested in 2023
Vehicle breakdowns happen. Whether it’s because someone left a light on or a random item punctured a tire, these mish...
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The Best Aluminum Floor Jacks for Your Garage
Floor jacks are excellent for raising a vehicle off the ground. They allow access for regular maintenance, repairs, a...
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The Best Floor Jack for Trucks of 2023
When it comes to truck or SUV maintenance, everything is bigger. Tires, brakes, suspension, and even oil filters are ...
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The Best Smart Garage Door Openers for Monitoring and Access
Whether you use your garage as a home workshop or as a place to get your vehicle out of the elements, the best smart ...
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The Best Water Heater Blankets of 2023
Traditional tank-style water heaters typically store between 40 and 60 gallons of water, heating and reheating them a...
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The Best Garage Door Thresholds of 2023
The narrow gap at the bottom of a closed garage door is more than enough space for dirt, leaves, blowing snow, and ra...
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The Best Gas Garage Heaters to Keep You Warm in Chilly Months
Whether you’re passing the colder months with hobbies in your workshop or your must-do repairs simply can’t wait for ...
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The Best Garage Fans of 2023
Garage workshops, while often well designed for the types of household jobs you need to tackle, don’t always deliver ...
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The Best Garage Door Lubricants
If your garage door is starting to rumble and chatter, there’s a good chance it needs some attention. Over time, mois...
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The Best Battery Chargers for the Car
A battery charger for your vehicle can recharge a dead or dying car battery so your vehicle can start and get you on ...
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The Best Silicone Sprays of 2023
Silicone spray is typically seen as a lubricant for noisy door hinges. But users can also use silicone spray on car h...
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The Best Concrete Paints
To spruce up your concrete surfaces, you need the best concrete paint. You’ll be able to change the color and dress i...
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The Best Electric Garage Heaters for a Comfortable Bonus Space, Tested
Cold-weather days can turn your garage into a frigid, uncomfortable, and unproductive work space. An electric garage ...
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The Best Mechanic Tool Sets Tested in 2023
A basic tool kit with the DIY essentials—a hammer, screwdriver, and measuring tape—can see you through any number of ...
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The Best Garage Heaters For Workshop Comfort, Tested
For DIYers and hobbyists, a garage can often be project central. It can be the place to store tools and to work on a ...
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7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Garage Door Security
Your house is only as safe as its weakest entry point, and for many, that point is an overhead garage door. While hom...
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10 Steps to Get Your Garage Ready for Winter
Winter is coming, and you better get your home ready to withstand the season. And that includes one of the most oft-overlooked clutter magnets in the house—your g...
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Keep This in Mind When Choosing a New Garage Door
As cars have grown more important to our lives, they have gained equal prominence in residential floor plans. You’d p...
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5 Garage Makeovers That Will Inspire Your Own
Check out these amazing before-and-afters to inspire you to get your own garage interior organized and looking great.
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3 Ways It Pays to Get a New Garage Door
This content is paid advertising created in partnership with Clopay.  Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. co...
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Diagnose Any Garage Door Problem Yourself in Just 9 Steps
A garage door opener is a complicated creature.  In fact, despite its name, your garage door opener is actually a ser...
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Instant Curb Appeal: 15 Fast Facade Fix-Ups
"You don't get a second chance to make a first impression." While this phrase usually refers to people, it also applies to houses. The exterior of your home offer...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Garage Door Won’t Open
Q: When I returned from work today, I pushed the button on my remote garage door opener but the door didn’t budge. Ev...
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The Easiest Way to Get More Money for Your Home
This article has been brought to you by Clopay. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Hoping to sell your...
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10 Ways You're Killing Your Curb Appeal
Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. Not only does your home exterior give a first impression to guests, it can also influence real estate transacti...
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12 Things to Toss ASAP When You Clean Out Your Garage
For many people, the garage is a black hole. Rarely used belongings disappear into its dark depths, and homeowners completely forget about them—that is, until spr...
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5 Steps to Solving All of Your Garage Storage Problems
Is it starting to seem like there’s no storage space left in your house? Is every closet, cabinet, and drawer totally...
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5 Curb Appeal Lessons from a Gorgeous Garage Makeover
This article has been brought to you by Clopay. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Nothing sours a hom...
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9 Ways to Crank Up Curb Appeal with Nothing But Paint
You don't need a professional landscaper or construction crew to make your house the envy of the block. Borrow inspiration from these colorful curb appeal ideas t...
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How to Dispose of Gasoline
From powering vehicles and generators to garden tools, gasoline makes our world go around. But unused remnants of the...
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The 10 Best Things You Can Do for Your Garage
Garages are much more than just a designated parking place for your car. Homeowners these days take advantage of the space as a utility room and workshop as well ...
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3 Reasons to Replace Your Wire Shelving
Homeowners and renters alike install wire shelving for storage and organizing, only to quickly become dissatisfied. T...
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Genius! An Invention to End Smashed Groceries
If you’re regularly tagged with grocery duty, you know that the most perilous part of a trip to the supermarket is th...
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Thinking About Insulating Your Garage Door? Here's What You Need to Know
As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to gird your garage against the colder temperatures on the way, especiall...
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Your Guide to Reviving a Tired Garage Floor
As one of the strongest, most durable, and longest-lasting construction materials, it's no wonder why concrete is the...
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The Dos and Don'ts of Choosing a New Garage Door
This article has been brought to you by Clopay. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Americans love cars...
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10 Ways to Buy Better Curb Appeal for Under $50
It's a simple fact that curb appeal helps sell houses. But for those with no plans to move any time soon, a visually appealing exterior and landscaping is a point...
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3 Fixes for a Gasoline Odor
Whether you’re planning a road trip or gearing up for an outdoor DIY project, the task ahead starts with checking and...
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The 3 Best Reasons to Upgrade Your Garage Door
This article has been brought to you by Clopay. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Every time you leav...
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So, You Want to... Build a Carport
Need a place to park that fancy new speedboat? A carport may be just the ticket! While it’s not quite a garage, a car...
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12 Ideas to Steal from the Most Organized Garages
An organized garage is every homeowner’s dream, but it’s so hard to achieve! Check out these creative ways to keep clutter at bay by organizing everything from sp...
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3 Fixes for a Garage Door That Won't Close
Garage doors sometimes seem to have a mind of their own, often deciding when—and how far—they want to open or close. ...
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Quick Tip: The Safest Storage for Gasoline
With the arrival of spring comes a certain bouquet of seasonal scents, ranging from fresh-cut grass to spilled gasoli...
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Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Set Up Garage Shelves
For handy homeowners, the garage isn’t simply a spot to park the car—it's a place to park everything, including garde...
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How To: Paint a Garage Door
As long as it goes up and down on command, it’s easy to ignore your garage door. Yet this aspect of your home’s exter...
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The Easy Way to Waterproof Masonry Surfaces
This article has been brought to you by UGL. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. For the last 50 years ...
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How To: Paint a Garage Floor
Part-time workshop, storage center for outdoor equipment, shelter for the family cars—the garage is a do-it-all space...
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Before and After: DIY Facelifts for 8 Home Exteriors
As warm weather arrives and you emerge into the light of spring, you may become suddenly aware of all the unsightly or dreary areas that mar your home's exterior....
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10 Bargain Organizers for a Tidy Garage
The garage is one of the most cluttered spaces in the whole house. Too often it becomes a dumping ground for sports equipment, lawn tools, off-season decorations,...
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7 Creative Guest Houses You Can Actually Afford
Having guests home to visit is often a reason to celebrate. But after a day or two, we might wish for a little more—well—personal space. It turns out that the ans...
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7 Things Every Great Garage Needs
Garages: indispensable for keeping your car out of the elements, doing messy projects without cleaning up after them, and for storing items out of sight and mind....
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7 Steps to Making Your Garage More Livable
In many homes, the garage is nothing more than a place to park the car, store the Christmas decorations, and hang up a few tools. With a little ingenuity, however...
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The Cheapest Ways to Boost Your Home's Value
Let's face it: For homeowners in most cities, the real estate boom is far, far behind us. Most folks need to squeeze every last penny out of their investment when...
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How To: Apply Epoxy Floor Paint
You lavish attention on the bedroom and living room, bathroom and kitchen, but what about the unsung hero of many smo...
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Move Out: 10 Ways to Expand into Your Garage
Plenty of homeowners wish they had more room. It's possible these cramped-feeling dreamers have overlooked a golden opportunity: garage conversion. Renovating the...
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Garage Doors Repurposed: 9 Innovative Design Uses
If you’re planning on improving your home's curb appeal by installing a new garage door, don’t be so fast to throw out the old one. Disposing of a large, cumberso...
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22 Genius Ways to Convert a Garage Into Living Space
Turning a garage into a new living space can improve the resale value of your home and your quality of life. In compa...
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Simple Solutions for a More Livable Garage
In many homes, the garage is nothing more than a place to park the car, store the Christmas decorations and hang up a...
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Guy Stuff: 10 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Garage Makeover
No man's home within the home should be without these big-boy toys.
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Man, Oh Man! 7 Unbelievable Guy Spaces
So you want a man cave? Check out these over-the-top lairs from around the country.
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Storm-Proof Your Garage Doors
In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew’s devastation in 1992, the building codes in many coastal counties and storm-thr...
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Creating the Ultimate Garage Workshop
 To some, a garage is much more than a place to park the car and store junk. To the car enthusiast, it is a nerve cen...
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Keep Garage Doors in Top Shape
The garage door is the single largest moving part in your home, and should be inspected and maintained every year. Wh...
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11 "Neat" Garage Storage Solutions
Is your garage a haven or a horror? Too often, we just shut the door and forget it when we walk into the house. But it’s so much easier to keep a garage organized...
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Product Showcase: Garage Doors
The garage door can play a major role in your home's overall curb appeal. Learn more about the types, styles, and options available in this product showcase.
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Garage Door Openers 101
For decades, homeowners interested in automating their garage doors had three choices: chain-, belt- or screw-driven ...
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Installing the New Garage Doors
Bob talks with Robert Rainey of PJ Overhead Door as the new and improved garage door panels and tracks are installed on the Norwell home.
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New Insulated Garage Doors
New insulated garage doors will replace the home's originals and be installed on the new garage. They have the appearance of wood and the performance of factory-f...
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Building with Polystyrene Forms and Concrete
Bob explores innovative construction technologies – Insul-Tarp and ReddiForm polystyrene blocks – as the structure is reinforced and the first-floor walls start t...
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Building a Privacy Fence and Touring the Completed Kitchen
Bob reviews the progress of his western red cedar custom fence, designed to provide privacy and block the carport from the neighbors’ view.
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Carpeting the Basement and Organizing the Home
Carpet tiles are installed in the basement, and experts discuss storage and organizing solutions for the basement and master bedroom.
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Hurricane-Resistant Garage Doors
Ernie Hutto installs a garage door and explains to Bob why it’s the most important door in the house.
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Installing Carriage-Style Garage Doors
Dave Colette from Doorworks talks Bob through the installation of the garage doors.
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Heavy-Duty Garage Door Opener and Features
Bob checks out a Sears garage door opener-- at 3/4 horsepower, it's among the strongest on the market.
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Garage Truss Construction
Bob and general contractor Ted Riley watch the framing crew construct the garage roof using trusses.
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Garage Door Installation
Bob helps install the new six-panel garage door at the Victorian restoration project house.
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Replacing the Barn Door
Workers replace the old barn doors with an oversized Ponderosa Pine door (from KML Industries in Canada).
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Installing Custom Garage Doors
Bob gets up to speed on the progress made, before joining Kent Forsland (from Designer Doors) to discuss the new custom-made, cedar-faced garage doors, which have...
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Installing a Grade Beam
Bob oversees the installation of a grade beam in the garage, which is in compliance with California seismic code.
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Reviewing the Dream Garage Project Plans
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley review the architectural plans. Features such as loft storage are discussed, in addition to the project's post-and-beam construction.
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Excavating and Building the Foundation
Bob pays a visit to the site as work on the foundation gets underway. Once the excavation is complete, the forms (for the poured concrete) are assembled and put i...
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Discussing the Poured-In Concrete Insulated Form System
Bob meets with Lars Anderson (from Owens Corning) to discuss the Lite-Form Insulating System used in the garage's foundation. The forms are pre-assembled and tied...
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Framing the Barn
Bob confers with Paul Pacella (from Maine Post and Beam of Cape Cod) about framing the barn. Eastern white pine is being used; this type of pine is a popular lumb...
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Discussing the Framing and Selecting a Garage Door
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley review the building plans and the progress made on the post-and-beam garage. Framing continues, and Bob discusses the various joints ...
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Placing the Engineered Wood Glulam Roof Ridge Beam
Bob and Paul Pacella (of Maine Post and Beam) discuss the cutting and placement of the engineered wood glulam ridge beam for the garage.
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Installing Insulspan Structural Insulated Panels
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley review the Insulspan structural insulated panels (SIPs). These Styrofoam panels save steps in construction, since they include struct...
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Installing a Salvaged Door
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley install a salvaged door on the side of the dream garage, which is undergoing construction.
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Installing a Fire Sprinkler System
A Grinnell sprinkler system goes into the garage building. Bob gets a brief history of the sprinkler concept and a few tips on installation.
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Installing a Lightning Rod
J & G Lightning Protection, Inc. installs a lightning rod system that will draw lightning toward the two copper rods, which perch on the garage roof. The copper p...
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Discussing the Home Security System
Bob discusses the wireless alarm system being put in the garage. Because the building will often be unoccupied, this system won't just monitor the alarm. It will ...
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Finishing the Interior and Exterior
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley install southern yellow pine plywood on the interior of the garage. On the exterior, Bob talks with Greg Binford about adding a stain...
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Installing the Garage Door Opener
The garage door openers are installed on the automotive end of the garage. Bob reviews the brackets and beams used to mount the opener's drive, as well as the cha...
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Installing Track Lighting
Track lighting is installed in the automotive portion of the garage, and Bob reviews the bulbs, hardware, and mounting techniques used.
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Staining the Interior
Bob helps painting contractor Milo Moran roll solid stain over the yellow pine plywood walls on the boat storage side of the garage. Though not often applied insi...
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Reviewing the Post-and-Beam Garage
Bob pays a final visit to the garage for a tour of the full building and a review of all the features installed. Along the way, he details the construction techni...
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Tour of the Completed 'Boat Barn'
Bob takes a close look at the boat storage part of the building (the 'boat barn'), highlighting interior features like the lighting and mechanical systems. Contra...
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Heavy-Duty Metal Shelving and Preparing the Boat for Winter Storage
In the storage loft of the garage, a metal shelving system sturdy enough for industrial use is assembled. The boat arrives on a hydraulic trailer and is prepped f...
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Garage Door Opener Installation
Bob helps contractor Bob Ryley install a Craftsman garage door opener.
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Constructing a Carport, Bench, and Storage Structure
Bob reviews the construction of a carport, bench, and storage structure, situated adjacent to the Naples project house.
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Discussing Plans for the Basement
Bob joins architect Mike Morgan and general contractor Ron Gan in the basement of the coach house to discuss options for making the basement space useful and/or m...
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Garage Entry
Bob helps general contractor Ron Gan and his crew take down a section of brick wall in order to make way for a garage door leading into the basement.
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Garage Construction
The concrete floor has been poured in the basement, and general contractor Ron Gan explains how a ledger board is attached to the masonry wall to support ceiling ...
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