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'.

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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Running HDMI Signals Longer Distances

Yikes. I’m soon gonna have to change the name of this little project to Things I’ve Learned This *Month*, or maybe even This *Quarter*! Just keeping up (mostly) with email overload is taking most of my time lately. ‘Guess everyone … Continue reading

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A Word About Rust Removal Liquids

Back in September, we talked briefly about how well electrolysis works for rust removal. Since then I’ve learned about yet another liquid said to be very effective, so I thought I’d try it. This one’s called “Evap0-Rust”, and although it … Continue reading

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How to Stop Those Annoying Auto-play Videos on Websites

Howdy, and Happy Holidays to you – a little late! Our CHRISTmas and New Year were a blur with all the kids home and a quick trip to the Green Bay game on the 28th – one of our long-term … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: The Best Mousetrap Bait Ever!

Happy Thanksgiving, all! Hope you’re kicking back and taking some time off. Most of our kids are home for a visit today, and we are so abundantly blessed, all I can say is “Thank you, Lord”. We just got about … Continue reading

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Storing Wooden Sawhorses

We have a nice old pair of wooden, non-folding sawhorses, made for me by my master carpenter Father-in-law several decades ago, and I finally came up with a good way to store them out of the way when not needed. I … Continue reading

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A Terrific Rust Removal Method – Electrolysis!

We’ve been cleaning out the barn and hauling old wringer washer “skeletons” and the other accumulated tons of miscellaneous scrap metal to our local junkyard this week. On our first trip there, I noticed this old, rust-caked hammer head lying … Continue reading

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