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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Discard it as is. Roll it up and secure it with some string or tape. Don't bother to put it into another piece of plastic (the bag) which adds to the plastic pollution of the planet. Alternately, ...
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How to avoid scratching door on garage door frame

Get a few tall traffic codes - the kinds that are tall enough to see from a car window, and tip over easily. Set them just inside the garage door frame on either side. When any of the drivers are ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

Instead of wafting through a solid wall, the smoke is probably coming through some crack/seam/open area where the air can flow between two garages. Maybe locate and seal those with canned foam.
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

You might try this instead. My solution was to STOP carrying the garage door opener. I keep it in my car instead. Also, I installed an external keypad to open the garage when I return from a bike ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Can you annoy stray cats enough to leave [avoid] your garage using noise ? Humans and cats have a similar range of hearing on the low end of the scale, but cats can hear much higher-pitched sounds, ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Provide an alternate desirable location for the stray cat. Some are too feral to accept formal domicile. I have wrapped a 100 watt bulb in crumpled aluminum foil as a heat source for tiny critters. ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Since cats have superior smelling abilities, they are extremely sensitive to scent-based cat repellents for sale or you can make your own. A really simple homemade one can be mixed with essential ...
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How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

I am thinking about using some kind of wire brush or metal curry comb. There are some wire brushes in the shape of cylinder that you could simply bowl on that bubble wrap. If brush is sharp enough ...
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How to avoid scratching door on garage door frame

I also found these instructions for "Garage Entry Accident Avoidance Guides" -- basically attach pipe-foam inside the door so it shouldn't touch the car when entering (but can touch the mirrors, ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

A simple way to make smoke smell disappear: Take a wet towel, not too wet. Towel of this kind would be sufficient. Wave it around the garage and car. It will absorb all the smoke smell. After that ...
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

I carry the car's remote in an external pocket (closable with a zipper) of the jacket. There is almost no chance to press the buttons accidentally. However, the "safest" storage for your remote seems ...
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How can I keep stray cats out of garage?

Keep Kitty litter in the garage. Cats are independent and discrete; but, fastidious. If you leave an inch or two of "litter" in a suitable small shallow plastic receptacle, a trapped cat will find it ...
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

I got fed up with this and made a cover for the fob. Its just a piece of subtly-curved plastic hacked out of a milk bottle, to vaguely match the curve of the buttons. The bolts are little M3x0.5 and ...
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Cleaning black grime from bolts and screws after heavy metal workshop?

Vinegar. Leave submerged for 24 hours or, depending on grime, spray it on a cloth or towel to wipe the dirty surfaces off. Then, rinse lightly, scrub with a light abrasive like baking soda then rinse ...
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Cleaning black grime from bolts and screws after heavy metal workshop?

The usual way to remove industrial lubricant is to: Remove as much excess from the surface as possible with absorbent 'wipes.' You may wish to wear protective coverings for your hands and face. ...
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

Based on the latest question comment i did also just have the maybe crazy notion that you could glue the fob under the bike seat or some other hidden place, then mount a switch on the handlebars, so ...
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

If you're any good with a soldering iron, crack the fob open and take a look at the board. It should be possible, by selective cutting of the tracks and soldering bits of wire in various places, to ...
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Prevent garage door opening by accident

As an alternative to James' proposed keypad that opens the door directly, in case you cannot find one for your door, you could take a look at those small wall mounted combination safe (like old people ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

Apart from airing and washing your garage and car out, you can use odor absorbers to soak the smoke smell up. Charcoal, Febreeze, lemon and water, just water, charcoal, and vinegar are capable of ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

I agree with @Ron that you need to seal the wall to prevent further smoke infiltration. But you already have a noticeable odor - in order to do something about that, you need to do 2 things: 1) Air ...
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How to get stains out of the garage floor

I used to work for a company that specialized in coating concrete surfaces, like parking garages, tennis courts, etc. Muriatic acid ( be very careful with it!) will etch the concrete so that paint ...
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How can I keep my door locks from freezing during a winter storm?

I'm not able to seal off the door knob to prevent air from passing through the lock/knob (Which creates the frost/ice build up); so I now use an magnetic electric oil pan heater and have it attached ...
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How can I keep my door locks from freezing during a winter storm?

Take a rubber ball a little smaller then the handle and cut a hole in it and clip it over the handle.
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How can I keep my door locks from freezing during a winter storm?

Keyless locks are a good investment but mine were prone to freezing. Another consideration - sufficiently cold enough temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of the batteries that reduced power ...
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