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Garage Queries...

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by pjgtech, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    My first garage has a slight issue, the garage door, (bog standard up and over type, manual) has a slight gap (about 5mm) at the top RHS corner (if standing outside the garage at the front of the house).
    I assume that side of the door has been bent at some point (the house is four years old).
    I have tried to put some pressure on it to bend it back, but its not having it....
    It does not appear to let in rain, no signs of damp, etc, but....it does seem to let in quite a draft, so even now I can feel a temperature drop, when compared to the house.
    There is no heating in the garage, but I can install a heater.
    Can garage doors be repaired? is it worth it, eg: are they generally a bit drafty anyway?

    The reason I ask is that I am considering putting an extra fridge/freezer and a tumble dryer in there, but the manufacturers / suppliers all state they should not be used in a garage as the temp is likely to fall below 10 degrees C. If I put a small heater heat in to top the temp up a bit will the fridge and dryer be ok, or are they likely to rust at the first opportunity?

    Its a cavity (outer brick and inner block) built garage, but its not insulated / plastered with concrete floor and non insulated roof (tiled).

    Do any of you have appliances in your garages?

    As I say, this is my first garage, so its all new to me.
     
  2. _foxbat_

    _foxbat_ Busy Member

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    Our garage is always cold and draughty. You can get fridge freezers that are safe for use in garages. I keep my beer in one. :D
     
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  3. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Draft excluders fitted to the perimeter of the door will help a little bit but in all honesty with zero insulation fitted that heater will be working hard 24/7 to keep an ambient temp and keep the damp at bay . The metal door is your biggest problem so if you don’t use the up and over consider a simple stud partition behind it with a vapour barrier & layer of PB .

    insulate as much as you can imo .
     
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    Jonkem Pro Poster

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    You'll never keep a garage warm when it's got an uninsulated floor and simple garage door fitted.
    Get a freezer that's happy at ambient temp and get on with life :up:
     
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    JDE64 Engaging Member

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    Most freezers in the UK stop working under 7 degrees unless it's stated they are suitable for outhouses and garages, yes I found out the hard way and have a new freezer correctly rated in the garage.
     
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  6. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Ok, so will look for garage rated appliance, cheers, its not crucial, we have a fridge freezer in the kitchen, but they are built in and a little on the small side, so are considering another one, but its not essential.... :up:
     
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    Sounds to me like your house is still finding its level .New properties always move till they finally settle .If I was you I would leave it a while before getting any work done .Talk to your neighbours are if they are have the same issues .Also your timbers will move because today they are not seasoned ie. left in a timber yard like they used to over a period off time to get used to the climate changes .I would try to pack it out .
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    Seem to remember that you can adjust the spring tension on one side or the other to try and centralise the door ?
     
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    Wacko74 Busy Member

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    Beko fridge freezers are normally ok in a garage. One of very few that actually are unless you are prepared to pay
     
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  10. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    No, its not settlement or movement, (I'm a surveyor) the garage door is bent due to being hit or damaged.
     
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    Plinky Dave Posting Addict

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    I’ve got two freezers a washer and dryer and gas boiler in a similar type of attached garage metal door with minimal draft proofing. Never noticed a problem with the appliances during the winter but it does get hot in the summer. I’ve never measured the temp in there in the 10 years but now you’ve planted a seed of doubt.
     
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  12. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Cheers, will have a look it may pull it back into shape a bit, ta... :up:
     
  13. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    If they've been in there for 10 years and you've not noticed any issues, they are probably fine... :thumb:
     
  14. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yep, i've now seen a few, garage rated, quite cheap too, ta......
     
  15. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    I’ve had a normal domestic fridge/freezer in an unheated outbuilding for about 6 years now with no problems at all to date.
     
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    timmytree Top Poster

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    Is the garage attached to the house? I had similar years ago, never used the garage for the car so I put a stud wall across, insulated roof and walls, fitted a radiator piped from the kitchen and made it into a utility room/workshop.
    Front of the garage became a garden store and motorbike shed.
     
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  17. MrLongbeard

    MrLongbeard Engaging Member

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    I run a beer fridge in the garage with no bother.
    You'll never get a bog standard garage warm without any insulation, but I run a 5' tube heater to keep the damp at pay over the winter months;

    [​IMG]2020-12-21_01-43-51 by MrLongbeard, on Flickr
     
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  18. Grey Man

    Grey Man Big Poster

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    Washing machines usually have some water left in them after cycling. This can freeze and wreck the machine. Happened to an acquaintance of mine. Even tumble dryers can have some retained moisture.
     
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    What you can do is stick foam sheet on the inside of the door. Like the stuff used for yoga mats it does make a difference and keeps the garage above freezing when its sub zero outside.
     
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    My garage is always cool and draughty, even though I put a rubber strip around the obvious door gaps. Oh and I have a freezer, a beer cooler and a home made beer keg chiller in there, all working fine without any heating. Most important is the 7 yard shooting gallery/range for my air guns.
     
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