We have numbered the walls as 1, 2, 3 and 4 which is the order that we will erect and brace each wall until we have all four walls up, squared, level, plumb, and ready to lock the washers and nuts down over the anchor-bolts. If your foundation isn’t exactly level, you can level the walls by placing shims under the sole plate until you have the wall lifted at the low spots. It is important to get the top plate level for the roof framing phase.

I’ve been using this constantly for about 5 months. The mechanism that holds the brooms in place is still as tight as when I got it. You do have to use a tad bit of force to push your items in and pull them out. It shouldn’t be a problem at all for most people but if you are elderly or have arthritis it may be an issue.

The Detailer’s Choice conversion kit allows the user The Detailer’s Choice conversion kit allows the user to quickly convert from an already owned threaded cleaning system to the ‘Adaptables’ flow-thru system. The ‘Adaptables’ product line is an innovative all-purpose cleaning system with click to lock technology. It consists of a variety of poles with anti-slip grips- Each pole …  More + Product Details Close

“I was told that steam mops were not all they are cracked up to be, and I’m finicky when it comes to cleaning my house, especially my kitchen and dining floors, which are that luxury vinyl. First, DO NOT BUY luxury-vinyl tiles for your flooring. It looks so nice, but cleaning the floors are a bitch, man. But, I digress. This steam mop has cut hours off of my mop job. Yes, I am that anal. I sweep, vacuum, and then mop. I use both pads for cleaning and switch them out when they get dirty. I rinse them out and continue to use when they fill up with dirt. In my house, there is a lot of dirt with a boy, three dogs, and five cats. Oh, and pee. Lots and lots of pee.”

Our 3 car garage was insulated, sheet rocked and painted. It was included in the build price. It is used only as a garage, not a workshop or for storage (except for lawn equipment of course). We have a full (semi finished) basement for the workshop and storage.

This storage system solves two challenges: first, how to design storage space for the narrow alley between the garage side wall and the family car; and second, how to create a solid mounting surface to hold shelves and hooks that are capable of carrying hundreds of pounds of stuff.

While drywall serves as the most common wall finish throughout most modern homes, it’s not always the best choice for the garage. In addition to being difficult to finish properly, drywall simply isn’t as useful as other wall finishes when it comes to maximizing the functionality and organization in the garage. Before hanging drywall, consider alternative materials that add a practical or decorative touch in garages and workshops.

– for the garage ceiling under a habitable room: 5/8 Type X gypsum board or equivalent [Type-X gypsum board is defined as that which will pass a 1 hour fire-rating assembly test when attached to both sides of a stud, etc.That happens to be 5/8 thick fire-resistant gypsum board. The code garage separation requirement only requires the board to be applied to the ceiling which does not, by itself, create a fire-rated floor-ceiling assembly.]

Steam mops can be used on ceramic tile, grout, sealed wood floors or linoleum flooring, but you should always check the care instructions from your flooring manufacturer to make sure you don’t accidentally void your warranty. Some types of flooring are sensitive to moisture the National Wood Flooring Association notes that “steam or excessive water may damage a wood floor.” Manufacturers such as Armstrong/Bruce Hardwood & Laminate Flooring and Avaire Floating Porcelain Tile do not recommend steam mops, while LM Hardwood does recommend them. It’s best to check your warranty ahead of time to see what stance the manufacturer takes.

However, if all you need is a regular mop, see our separate report on mops for the top choices. We also recommend the best vacuum cleaners, stick vacuums and handheld vacuums for getting your floor debris free and ready to steam clean.

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The Hardrock Maple Slatwall features 150 lb. internal-bond The Hardrock Maple Slatwall features 150 lb. internal-bond medium-density fiberboard (MDF) construction. The hard rock maple melamine slat wall finish has a light blonde wood-grain appearance that easily matches neutral decors. The slatwall layout is customizable using single-prong and double-prong slatwall hooks and ladder loop hooks (hooks not included). The …  More + Product Details Close