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Old 11-20-2008, 02:41 PM
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Here is the issue, of course my garage floor is properly sloped such that all the water runs away from the center. so when I bring the snowblower in and it thaws all the water runs to the wall and the stuff stored against the wall. Are there any products out there that would function as a temporary moat??

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You could try some cat litter or some of the long worm looking sacks of absorbent material used in factories ie: silk wok or similar. I just stop outside the shop & manually knock off all the snow I can which helps a lot with the puddles.
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Here is the issue, of course my garage floor is properly sloped such that all the water runs away from the center. so when I bring the snowblower in and it thaws all the water runs to the wall and the stuff stored against the wall. Are there any products out there that would function as a temporary moat??
Ummm... proper slope, IMO, would be for everything to run toward the center and the door, where there is no center drain. The perimeter should be the highest area and level.

You could epoxy your floor and make the surface level. How much of a crown does that floor have?
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How about a drip tray normally used to keep oil off a driveway, or one of those deep rubber mats designed for the back end of an SUV?

Here's something you might be able to find at a builder's supply: http://www.difflock.com/buyersguide/...driptray.shtml
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They make mats that you can park a whole car on. Like a boot mat, with a raised edge. I'm sure you could find a smaller one. Maybe you could make one out of a kiddy pool.

or get one of these: http://www.snowblowersdirect.com/Ari...634/p2292.html
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I lay a bunch of newspapers down and they will soak up the water.

Also you could take some 1'' x 6''s and put them up against the wall. I layed some out and predrilled them so I could use lag screws, I think 1/4'' diameter ones.

I lag screwed them into the studs, but didn't tighten them down. Then I pulled them off and run a good bead of caulking, silicone rubber caulking.

I ran a bead on the floor where the 1'' x 6'' sets and also a bead on the wall so the 1'' x 6'' would go up against it at the top.

Then when you tighten them down the caulking will squish out and give you a good seal, then painted them with a good latex primer and paint.

My home made paint booth has this and when I wash it down with water it doesn't leak out.

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