johnjsy Posted August 31, 2015 Report Share Posted August 31, 2015 Hi all,this always makes depressing reading,but not a problem where I live.A little lateral thinking helps,right? This is what I would do.Assuming the garage/store is alongside your house with wooden doors or supports from the main structure.Panel the entire door/s on the outside with sheet alloy or steel,using plenty of coach bolts with decent washers under the nuts inside. Next,dig a bit of a trench to lay a plastic pipe from just inside the garage door to somewhere just inside the house. This is needed to get a couple of insulated cables safely out of site from house to garage.Next,purchase a Wasp of similar cattle fence generator--you can see where I am going on this,now?--.These things make a bit of a ticking noise,so inside a cupboard or under the stairs they should not be heard.One wire will go to earth,the other to one of the coach bolts under a nut & washer,nice & low down & hidden would be fine.If there is a window with nice strong steel bars,no harm in connecting to that as well. I will admit,quite a lot of work,but a couple of mates round on a Saturday should get most of it done. I do see one problem though,children & pets. Best then just to panel only the top half of the door where the lock is,move it higher if necessary. If at any time a quick dash to get screwdriver or whatever is needed,switch off first.Sooner or later,you will forget!! Anyone out there done something similar? Do tell us! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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