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Pool table in the garage - 08-14-2012, 11:23 AM

Ok, so we're seriously considering a pool table, but the problem right now is that it can only be placed in our garage. The garage is not enclosed, and our community won't allow us to do so. Question is, will it be a problem to have a table in a non climate controlled environment? We would try to add an air conditioner vent, but that's about as far as changes to the room.

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08-14-2012, 12:03 PM

Not sure what you mean. Is this not your own personal garage? Is it a car port? Or are you talking about a community garage with a sliding gate rather than a door that everyone parks in and you have only a couple of spots? Sorry, but I've never really heard of a personal garage that doesn't have a door. To me garages are, by definition, enclosed spaces.

You didn't mention where you live, but if you can't control the climate then you are at the mercy of humidity.


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08-14-2012, 12:15 PM

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Ok, so we're seriously considering a pool table, but the problem right now is that it can only be placed in our garage. The garage is not enclosed, and our community won't allow us to do so. Question is, will it be a problem to have a table in a non climate controlled environment? We would try to add an air conditioner vent, but that's about as far as changes to the room.

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Yes, depending on the climate in your area it could be a problem.

Just curious as to why your community wont allow an enclosed garage, I haven't heard of that before.


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08-14-2012, 12:24 PM

They do sell pool tables that can be used outdoors, and can even get wet.... that should like what you need in case of a storm blowing rain under the car port..... they actually look like solid built tables for some rich folks to put around their swimming pools...
  
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08-14-2012, 12:28 PM

The humidity could be a big problem. In 2004 a hurricane came through and knocked out the power to my pool hall for 18 days. The humidity made the tables virtually unplayable. It was like trying to play on mud. It took 2 weeks after the power came back on for the tables to dry out.
  
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08-14-2012, 12:30 PM

No, it's real garage. What I mean is that they won't allow for the garage door to be torn down and place a wall to make a room.
  
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No, it's real garage. What I mean is that they won't allow for the garage door to be torn down and place a wall to make a room.
Hm.. if you don't use it... just build a wall behind the door You can also just add some insulation around / behind the door and will keep things pretty well buttoned up.


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Been There.....Done That....... - 08-14-2012, 12:49 PM

You are only asking for problems by locating the table in a garage where temperature, & especially humidity, will inevitably make you to come to regret ever doing it.

If you have any doubts, just visit and speak with a expert pool table distributor, like a Brunswick dealer or Diamond Tables, and find out firsthand what you're being told.

Even with a brand new table, the manufacturer's warranty can wind up being voided based upon the environmental conditions inherent with a garage location........you can't successfully supervise the heat, cold & humidity like with the other internal rooms of the dwelling.


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No, it's real garage. What I mean is that they won't allow for the garage door to be torn down and place a wall to make a room.
Ah, OK. You probably wouldn't want to do that anyway since I can only guess it would hurt the value of the house. The best solution is to either insulate the door or replace it with one that is insulated. Then you should be in pretty good shape. Many of us (myself included) have tables in the garage. My door is insulated. Depending on your climate you might need to use a portable A/C unit to control not just humidity but also temperature.

Notwithstanding, Bavafongoul may have a point in regard to problems with a garage. I live near the beach in Southern California so I've had really none of the issues he mentioned. The conditions in the garage just don't get much different than the house to cause problems.

Let me know if you need more info on putting a table in the garage. I do have some thoughts based on my experience.


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No, it's real garage. What I mean is that they won't allow for the garage door to be torn down and place a wall to make a room.
Ahh I see. I know of several people that have a pool table in a garage and they keep the original door in place but never use it. You should be ok as long as it's insulated well. It's not ideal but it's better than nothing.


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08-14-2012, 01:03 PM

I say - Grab yourself a decent USED table, and go for it!

I had a pro-8 Brunswick in my garage for about a year (before we moved). The garage door was insulated, so it took the edge off of extreme temps in the space. I mainly played in the evenings, after work, so didn't have to gut it out in the dead of summer during the day. I kept a floor-standing fan in one corner of the garage, and that helped a little, too.

I wouldn't suggest getting a new Diamond table and throwing it in there...but if you can find a nice used Brunswick GC or similiar, have a ball! As long as you're aware of the temp/humidity issues...and willing to sacrifice a bit in order to deal with them...there's nothing quite like having a table at your disposal whenever you want to play.

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08-14-2012, 01:28 PM

What size is the inside of the garage and what size table are you looking to put in? Johnnyt


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I'm in Florida, and hoping to get a 9 footer. Not sure about the size but its a 2 car garage.
  
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I say go for it , somethings better than nothing,, It'll serve its purpose..

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I'm in Florida, and hoping to get a 9 footer. Not sure about the size but its a 2 car garage.
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