Comfort Archive

Working in a garage can get unbearably hot, and leaving the area for a cool beverage takes you away from the job at hand. Instead of wasting your time getting in the house, making sure there isn’t oil on your shoes and you don’t leave grease on the door, pick up a garage mini fridge for its simple convenience. The best garage mini fridge model will be heavy duty enough to take hard use, but small enough to fit where you need it. Whether you go for a model which looks like it’s made to go with your tool chest or plain no-frills model that simply “keeps stuff cold”, you win either way. TOP PICK: Igloo FR329 Red Garage Fridge Tool Box Designed to fit into your workshop, the Igloo [&hellip

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Garage door openers come in several types, with the most common being screw, chain, and belt driven models. In most respects, these three drive types are similar – they raise and lower the garage door with a stationary motor – but they have individual differences that you should consider before purchasing. All three types have a working life of around 10-15 years on average. Don’t worry, all three types are tried and true, you only need to decide which one works best for your family. All garage door openers can be fitted with remote controls, leaving the primary difference in mode of operation, not ease of use. Chain Drive Openers Chain drive is one of the oldest types of garage door openers. It uses a [&hellip

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Having the best jobsite radio can be crucial to getting the job done, whether you’re out on a construction jobsite, your own backyard, or helping out a buddy on their property. Not only does background music help ease the monotony and keep production up, many of today’s jobsite and construction radios can be used to extend a power source, charge batteries for cordless tools, and more. Probably the biggest universal drawback is that there currently don’t exist any units with universal chargers, so the final decision will often come down to which brand of cordless tools you already use. That said, the top 3 model reviews below cover three of the most commonly used brands of power tools you’ll find on a job site. If you don’t plan on [&hellip

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Cars have grown to play an important roles in our lives, so it’s only right that they have their own space in your home. In fact, its’s hard to find a single home, that was built within the last few decades, that doesn’t have a garage. These days, homeowners even use their garages as the primary entrance to their house. During the last decade, architects and garage door manufactures have begun to improve the designs of garage doors in order to improve curb appeal. Some of these new options can be fairly pricey but, thankfully, there are also a number of affordable and attractive garage door options for you to choose from. Types of Garage Doors There are a wide range of residential garage doors that available on the [&hellip

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Summer often brings miserable heat. Garages tend to be the most neglected part of a home when it comes to comfortable conditions. While many homeowners only spend minutes at a time in their garage, those of us who work on our cars or projects can literally spend all day in there. Running HVAC ducting through the garage would provide the best cooling effect but has too many downsides. Luckily, there are several low cost ways to help control the heat in your garage making it bearable for everyone. Circulate the Air Garages with a window:  You can put a one-room air conditioner in the window to bring cool air inside. A more economical way is by the use of fans. Ventilation fan, Exhaust fan, Oscillating fan are a [&hellip

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The best anti-fatigue mat should be designed for heavy use in your specific work environment. Anti fatigue mats intended for use in the shop may not be suitable for use in a kitchen environment, as the two situations have different requirements to be met. Features that go into the best anti fatigue mats include stain resistance and the ability to hold their shape under heavy use without wrinkling, imprinting or curling along the edges. Some mats are better suited for conditions where equipment must be rolled over the surface of the mat, and that should be taken into consideration before choosing the best mat for your garage. TOP PICK: Imprint Comfort Mat Imprint Comfort Mats have just the right amount of padding for you to [&hellip

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If you want the best work gloves, you need to look at those that are specially designed for heavy use. The finger and palm padding from most of the top rated models usually means that they are not well suited for detail work, but it protects your palms and fingers from splinters, sharp edges and other workplace hazards. Typically, work gloves are not well suited for driving or on the firing range, but they will keep you warm and safe on a construction site, even on a cool November morning. If you have trouble with your gloves slipping out of place, consider a pair of work gloves that have a Velcro wrist strap to hold them securely during heavy use. TOP PICK: Custom Leathercraft 125M [&hellip

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Shop stools come in several varieties. For some, the best shop stool is nothing more than a sturdy, simple stool or even folding chair. Others require something that is more comfortable, and you might even want a stool that has an adjustable height. Having a built-in tool shelf will save you time and energy, and means that you will not have to get up to get a special wrench of screwdriver because you can simply load the tray with the tools you need before sitting down. There is not a single shop stool that is right for every person, but one of these 3 great options is sure to fill any need. For automotive environments, it is important to have a seat that cleans up easily [&hellip

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A drop in temperatures may be a clear reminder that Summer and Fall are long gone, and that winter is slowly creeping in. This is the best time to think about preparing your garage for this cold season. Winter proofing your garage will help you stay comfortable working in your garage and help protect tools stored there. It will make your work easier and more enjoyable. Taking care of your garage even helps protect your vehicle from the coldest of elements. Here are 5 tips to guide you on how to winter-proof your garage: Thorough Cleaning To prepare your garage for the winter, you need to conduct a thorough cleaning to get rid of all the dirt, debris, dead insects and creatures, leaves and the mulch that [&hellip

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Ask anyone who works on cars and uses a mechanics creeper, and they’ll tell you it is well worth the money. Working on your car is so much more enjoyable when you’re actually comfortable and not straining your neck. There are 3 styles of mechanics creepers on the market. Lightweight creepers are perfect if you plan to use it in different locations. Convertible creepers combine the back panel with a stool to give you more comfort. But the most popular creeper on the market is designed close to the floor, and has a longer rack to accommodate people who need a little more support. Chosen to give you the best of all types, these top rated mechanics creepers are to fit your needs and budget. TOP [&hellip

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