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Winnipeg Mazda A/C repair?

Mrs. Sauce and I are on an epic roadtrip in our Mazda and we just lost our air conditioner. Yelp is failing us. Can anyone recommend an honest and capable repair shop in Winnipeg?
posted by Sauce Trough on Jul 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Woman's Day From 1970's worth selling?

I'm going through my father's garage, and have come across two waist high piles of magazines from the 1970's, most likely waiting room material left over from when he owned a small business. They seem to mostly be "Woman's Day" and "Woman" magazines from 1970-1974. Should I separate the decent ones from the yellowing and crumbled ones, and try to sell them? [more inside]
posted by Kevin Street on Jul 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Painting a Peeling Garage Door

The paint on our wooden garage door is seriously peeling, and I want to re-paint it. How should I go about this? What tools do I need? What kind of paint should I use? Brand recommendations welcome. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Please help me identify these gross things on my garage walls.

I need help identifying these gross things that have appeared on my garage walls in the last week or so. They are grayish-brown, each about the size of a piece of orzo, and are stuck to the walls in my garage. I can spot about a dozen of them around the garage, but I don't know how many more might be hidden behind boxes, etc. I suspect it is some sort of poop or some sort of egg sac, both things that completely gross me out. The shape is pretty unique to all of them. I live in Southern California, with temps over the last few months ranging between 55 and 85F. Anyone have an idea what these might be? Pic inside. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Mar 15, 2014 - 6 answers

MeFi Mechanics--Older Car Issue

My wife and I have a rather old Lexus with low miles. On each of the last two times we took it out, the car shuddered a couple of times (like driving over a bump) and then lost all engine power, conking out in the middle of the road. There was no sound involved--just that little shudder, and then no power. Each time, we had to push it to the shoulder. Each time, the car would start up again with no problem--but would not stay on. Some more details inside--any ideas what's up? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

How can we better insulate our garage to keep the heat inside our house?

With all the cold weather we've been having, the bedroom above our single car garage has been positively chilly. The rest of the house is nice and toasty, but that one room is several degrees cooler than anywhere else in the house. How can we make it better? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Stuck on you

What is the best way to clean and remove the remnants of vines that have been stuck to my garage wall for years in preperation for a paint job? The little nubs that remain after the vines have been pulled away.
posted by silsurf on Dec 27, 2013 - 9 answers

If it were a horror movie, I know what they'd be for.

What are these spikes on the ceiling in the parking garage? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Sep 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Little hummingbird...you're not that strong!

A hummingbird is trapped in my garage...and it seems to be a pretty stubborn one. The real problem is that we have a fixed skylight-type window that it constantly tries to fly out of - it won't go any other way. We opened the other window and the garage doors, but it's just so darn stubborn! [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Sep 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Sealing a door from exhaust fumes. Difficulty level: rental.

There is a door between my apartment and my landlords' garage. On the garage side, the cracks around the door are taped over with some sort of tape, and there is a big piece of styrofoam which blocks noise reasonably well. There is a nice air exchanger system in the apartment. But right next to this door is a bathroom which is a bit of an air circulation dead-end, and still smells a bit exhaust-y on occasion. What additional non-permanent steps can I take, affecting my side of the door, to further seal it off? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Sep 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Cost effective way to enclose the rear or an open garage

My partner and I have just moved into a new rental in South Australia. It has a double garage with electric roller doors on the front. We want to use this space for storage and the landlord has agreed to let us enclose the rear and the open side (between the side fence and the roof). Originally I was thinking cafe blinds, but now I'm wondering if that will be too costly. We are getting a quote next week. If it turns out to be over our budget, which is not really set but probably around the $1,000 mark, what else could work to enclose the garage? Thanks.
posted by Youremyworld on Aug 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me turn my rickety old garage into a usable workspace!

I'd like to turn my old (built around 1925) garage into a comfortable office/workspace, but because this is a rental I don't want to spend a lot of money. It's basically a 10x10 wood box with one very tiny window and a couple overhead flourescent lights. Biggest problems: It gets hot in the summer/cold in winter, and smells kinda weird. Your help urgently requested! [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Jun 3, 2013 - 11 answers

Where can I find unusual sized melamine shelves?

When we bought our house, the garage came with some very nice cabinets already installed. This weekend I found myself wanting a few extra shelves for them, and I have so far been unsuccessful in finding any that will work. They are fairly standard looking white melamine shelves, but apparently the size is unusual. Is there somewhere I can go to get truly custom shelves made (or find a wider variety of sizes)? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Mar 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me diagnose my automatic garage door opener weirdness

I have a two-car garage with a LiftMaster automatic garage door opener that is misbehaving and it's driving me crazy. It seems to be randomly just opening the door long after it is closed and I can't figure out why. I've seen the other questions about garage door openers but was hoping for some advice specific to my situation. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Feb 22, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror?

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Temperamental garage door

Starting a couple of weeks ago, our automatic garage door sometimes goes down about 1/5 of the way and then goes back up. [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Feb 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Recommend me a mechanic in Vancouver East?

I'm looking for a good mechanic around Mount Pleasant or East Vancouver. I have a 1999 toyota corolla and honestly, it's getting to the point where I know something important is going to go. [more inside]
posted by concreteforest on Jan 11, 2013 - 3 answers

We don't need rust proofing, we just need a state inspection

Car inspection time in Philadelphia! Help us not get screwed over. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Dec 11, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm already a land baroness.

Do I want to become a landlady? I have reached the point I've been working toward since I bought my house. I want to build a garage in my big back yard, and/or build a rental unit. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Dec 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Please help me find a thrash version of Six White Boomers.

Can you help me find a thrash/garage version of Six White Boomers? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Help assuage my concerns about my little old car!

Please help me determine what happened to my car recently - was it the battery, the alternator, or something else? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Nov 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Garage teardown suggestions?

Best way to tear down a garage? It's about a 1 and a half car and completely wood.
posted by mrflibble on Oct 6, 2012 - 19 answers

Automated Garage Door Broken

After record heat waves here in Wisconsin, one day my automatic garage door closed, and as it touched the ground, I heard the top panel of the door "pop" into place. From that point on, it won't open without someone there to manually lift it through about 50% of the way open. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 22, 2012 - 14 answers

New garage construction reco in Chicago

Recommendation for garage builder in Chicago area, and any tips or thoughts on getting an old garage demolished and a new garage built? [more inside]
posted by j810c on Aug 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Find me more Missing Links.

A recent (for me) music find, The Missing Links. I liked the one tune and so got their album and now I'm hunting for more like it. They sound kind of like The Stooges with a great keyboard player. What else sounds like the Stooges with a great keyboard player? Throw me your obscure and not so obscure 60's garage punk recommendations!
posted by merocet on Aug 5, 2012 - 5 answers

What makes a good wall in a garage?

What would you put up for the interior walls of your man cave in the garage? [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Jul 26, 2012 - 27 answers

How do I find space to do some metalworking?

How do I find a small industrial/workshop/garage space available to rent/share in my city? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Help with garage refrigerator

Economical garage/basement refrigerator options? [more inside]
posted by patrad on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

It's raining sandwiches...

Found a sandwich inside my locked garage. The car was undamaged. What now? [more inside]
posted by be11e on May 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Recommendations for a transmission shop on the far northside of Chicago

I need a recommendation for a good transmission shop on the northside of Chicago. Bonus points for Evanston, Rogers Park, and the surrounding areas. [more inside]
posted by who squared on Apr 25, 2012 - 5 answers

how to punish a cat

Cat bit the crap out of wife. Is locking in garage for punishment productive? [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Apr 21, 2012 - 26 answers

I need illuminating ideas to light up my garage!

Help me light up my garage. What are the best options for light output, cost, and power efficiency to illuminate a large space? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Apr 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Who is Buzzy Bus?

Who is Buzzy Bus? [more inside]
posted by Aethelwer on Dec 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I rent shop space in Portland OR?

I'd like to rent a small and secure garage/shop space in Portland, OR to fix bikes/moto, build things and hide from my girlfriend inside of. ADX/TechShop style space does not seem like it would work for me but feel free to convince me otherwise. [more inside]
posted by beefetish on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Alternative uses for a garage

What can one do with a garage other than use it for its intended purpose of storing cars? [more inside]
posted by vegetable100% on Sep 22, 2011 - 35 answers

Our Garage is HOT!

Cooling a garage rec room? We are buying a house and want to use the garage as an informal hangout space. Problem - we live in Austin, where we've had over 80 days of 100+ degree weather this year. Solution? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Sep 13, 2011 - 10 answers

What to do before putting up the walls?

I'm wiring and insulating a garage. What kind of creative things should I do now, before the walls go up? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Aug 29, 2011 - 20 answers

Garage door woes...

Since retraining ourselves to shut the garage door isn't working, we are looking for an automated solution. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Garage door opener is possessed!

My Genie Excelerator garage door opener is possessed....need help/suggestions/experience from the hive. [more inside]
posted by Ginesthoi on May 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Pouring concrete for fence posts was tiring enough, thank you very much!

ConstructionFilter: Mounting posts to concrete, but not in? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 answers

Cheap woodworking ideas?

What are your best tips and tricks for ramping up your woodworking on a budget? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Mar 8, 2011 - 15 answers

DIY garage project

[DIY-Filter] What is the best material to use for hanging partitions from a garage ceiling if the goal is to provide the most insulation/highest r-factor? [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on Jan 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Water issue in garage: who do I call?

Who do I call to investigate the source of and a solution for a water problem in my garage? Is this a big problem or a small one? [more inside]
posted by grayber on Oct 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Building a fire-resistant welding space in my garage

How can I weld in my garage without burning my house down or getting slag all over my car? [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Sep 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Garage Heating

Most efficient way to heat an attached garage? [more inside]
posted by discountfortunecookie on Sep 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Here comes the sun.

I'm doing some preliminary research into what it would take to run a garage on solar power. This, of course, means using a solar array to power the heavy duty shop equipment that runs on 220. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Aug 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Where can I park overnight in Baltimore for cheap?

Overnight parking garage. Baltimore Inner Harbor. Cheap. Any recommendations? (willing to ride a bus!) [more inside]
posted by chickencoop on Jul 27, 2010 - 7 answers

What is up with my car?

What's wrong with my car, and what's my best option for fixing it? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Jul 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Help us keep our converted garage nice and dry

GarageConversionFilter: We're converting a single car garage into a bedroom and need to waterproof the walled-up door opening. [more inside]
posted by walla on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Probably time for a Bumper Badger, eh?

My fiance parks his car at a garage in NYC for a monthly fee. This past Friday, we got the car and the front right bumper was hanging off and he noticed a new dent above the front left tire. What next? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jun 14, 2010 - 9 answers

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