Author Archives: Dave Harnish

About Dave Harnish

I've been an appliance repair tech since 1972, with interests in most everything, including Bible study (I'm one of those KJV-only geezers), old Sunbeam Mixmasters, Maytag wringer washers, the outdoors, birds, hunting, metalworking, firewood cutting, and most anything going on outside on our mountain here in N. PA's 'Endless Mountains'.

How to Pause Stalled Windows 10 Updates

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m almost ready to abandon Windows as my primary  operating system. ‘Been using Linux (Mint, Cinnamon 18) on a second computer here in the office for a year or so now, and it … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Penetrating Oil for Stubborn, Rusted Fasteners

Just a quick tip today:  I’ve tried just about every penetrating oil, rust-buster, liquid wrench, Kroil, etc, over the years, but always end up coming back to my home made stuff.  I just broke loose a pair of really rusted-on … Continue reading

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Finding Uses for All Those Ash Trees

Hi Guys,  So I’ve been felling and processing our dying Ash trees here just as fast as one person can. The woodshed’s stacked with about 3 years worth of the stuff, and I have piles of 54″ logs in the … Continue reading

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Need to Clean Your Rifle? Got a Weedwacker?

I’ve been shooting and enjoying air rifles of the PCP (“Pre-Charged Pneumatic”) variety since I last talked to you, and they’re amazing. They can be tough to clean with conventional cleaning rods or cables, though.  Their accuracy is incredible, but … Continue reading

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How to Remove Those Microwave Magnets

Hi All!  Last time, we talked about the two extremely handy ceramic magnets in every microwave oven’s magnetron. This time I’d like to quickly run through the simple procedure for removing them.  Mags are bolted to the wave guide with … Continue reading

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Before You Scrap a Microwave Oven… (Free Magnets!)

Hi Guys! Again I have to apologize for my long absence here! If this continues, I’ll have to change this blog’s name to something like “Things I learned LAST YEAR”, or something! (As Martin Luther used to say, “Busyness isn’t … Continue reading

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What’s That Bump” in the Night? Just Your Toilet Paper Roll…

OK, so it’s probably just me, but I’m wondering if any of you are bugged by this: The last few times we bought toilet tissue (the “squeezably soft” name brand stuff my Lovely prefers), I’ve noticed the cardboard cores inside … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While!

Hi guys,  I apologize – it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything here. We lost our yellow lab Gracie, my ever-present “sidekick” and 2nd love of my life, back in late March 2016, and it just took all the … Continue reading

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Rainwater Getting Inside Your Car? Have a Sunroof?

Here’s one I recently learned in the “school of hard knocks”: car sunroofs have rain gutters and downspouts!  I’d never thought about how a sunroof handles rain until our older Toyota Camry suddenly started getting a wet spot on the … Continue reading

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Tired of Gas Can Spouts Designed by Bureaucrats Yet?

What have we allowed bureaucrats to do to our gas cans?! Don’t know if you’ve bought a new can lately, but if you have, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Evidently someone completely out of touch with the way … Continue reading

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