Author Archives: Dave Harnish

About Dave Harnish

I've been an appliance repair tech for 40 years, with interests in everything, including Bible study (I'm one of those KJV-only geezers), old Sunbeam Mixmasters, the outdoors, birds, hunting, metal working, firewood cutting, and most anything going on outside on our mountain here in N. PA's 'Endless Mountains'.

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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Make Your Own Notepads For Nearly $0!

Hi all,  Here’s one I’ve been using for a few years now, but I’m only getting around to telling you about it now (hate to recommend anything I haven’t thoroughly tested 😉 ).  We use a lot of note pads … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Galvanized Water Pipe

Welcome! I’m finally back among the living again, those rumors of my death having been greatly exaggerated. 😉  Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the problem we recently had with the hot water just trickling into our clothes washer. … Continue reading

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A Quick Sheetrock Finishing Tip

Wish I’d thought of this one years ago!  We have a crew of pros hanging some new sheetrock here at the old farm house, and something one of the guys did the other day caused me to have an “AHA” … Continue reading

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LED Ring Lights – Cheap, Excellent Lighting for a Mill or Drill Press

I recently discovered automotive 12 volt DC LED ring lights, and not only are they really inexpensive, they solve the lighting issues these old eyes were having when using one of the milling machines or the drill press. He may … Continue reading

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