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marley2984 06-08-2010 02:33 AM

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Hey all. I stumbled across this thread because I'm trying to gather information for the same thing. Home access from the house is through 2 steps from the garage floor and we enter into a small laundry room. An option when the home was built called for a mud room which would have been extended into the garage and would have relocated the W&D to the other side. I'm trying to figure if this is something my wife and I can do as a DIY project and employ a plumber and electrician as necessary. I attached 2 pictures of the house plans when we purchased the home and you will see it was an option in the same spot. has anyone completed this and can offer any help or pictures.. guidance maybe? Possibly one of you are in VA also


marley2984 06-08-2010 02:33 AM

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Hey all. I stumbled across this thread because I'm trying to gather information for the same thing. Home access from the house is through 2 steps from the garage floor and we enter into a small laundry room. An option when the home was built called for a mud room which would have been extended into the garage and would have relocated the W&D to the other side. I'm trying to figure if this is something my wife and I can do as a DIY project and employ a plumber and electrician as necessary. I attached 2 pictures of the house plans when we purchased the home and you will see it was an option in the same spot. has anyone completed this and can offer any help or pictures.. guidance maybe? Possibly one of you are in VA also


chrishallowell 06-15-2010 08:36 AM

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I'm looking at extending my existing mudroom into the garage.

1st question: How would I brace underneath the new door? (The old door has cinder blocks under it.) Also what does the new door rest on?

2nd question: Any ideas on how to get the water pipes/drain from the garage back into the basement? I'm assuming it has to flow downhill and there is a 12" cinder block wall in the way.

Plan:
Attach a ledger(2x8) to the wall studs on near and far walls (9ft span)
2x4 wall studs Any comments/concerns with this?

Thanks for any help/guidance/suggestions!


chrishallowell 06-15-2010 08:36 AM

3 Attachment(s)

I'm looking at extending my existing mudroom into the garage.

1st question: How would I brace underneath the new door? (The old door has cinder blocks under it.) Also what does the new door rest on?

2nd question: Any ideas on how to get the water pipes/drain from the garage back into the basement? I'm assuming it has to flow downhill and there is a 12" cinder block wall in the way.

Plan:
Attach a ledger(2x8) to the wall studs on near and far walls (9ft span)
2x4 wall studs Any comments/concerns with this?

Thanks for any help/guidance/suggestions!


chrishallowell 06-15-2010 08:36 AM

3 Attachment(s)

I'm looking at extending my existing mudroom into the garage.

1st question: How would I brace underneath the new door? (The old door has cinder blocks under it.) Also what does the new door rest on?

2nd question: Any ideas on how to get the water pipes/drain from the garage back into the basement? I'm assuming it has to flow downhill and there is a 12" cinder block wall in the way.

Plan:
Attach a ledger(2x8) to the wall studs on near and far walls (9ft span)
2x4 wall studs Any comments/concerns with this?

Thanks for any help/guidance/suggestions!



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