H.R. Helm is an accomplished DIY craftsman. He has been DIY since childhood and is now a septuagenarian. He is experienced in wood and metal construction, having designed and built several houses and metal buildings. He built every permanent building on his current homestead and did all the plumbing and electrical work.
He has several years experience as a professional cabinet builder, and he is an accomplished auto repairman, having operated an auto repair business for many years. He currently has a home shop where he sharpens and rebuilds saws, repairs lawn mowers, mobility scooters, hydraulic jacks, and anything else that comes along. He also builds custom tools for metal working.
Invention prototypes are another of his many accomplishments. He owned and operated a manufacturing business building Compact Utility Vehicles for homeowner use. H.R. enjoys making jams and jellies during fruit season along with cooking meals. He is committed to outdoor cooking in a Bar-B-Q pit he welded together several years ago. He maintains fruit and nut trees along with helping his wife with a vegetable garden. He farmed commercial garden produce for several years. It helps to have over 50 years of farming and ranching experience.
ASE Certified Master Auto Technician
Cross country truck driver -- over dimensional freight
Design Engineer/Project Manager for injection molded plastic company
Bus Driver/Substitute Teacher
Inventor with two patents (weight training – anti-rollback for manual wheelchair)
BS in Industrial Technology
DIY Paintless Dent Repair
It's less time consuming and expensive....
How to Keep Moisture Out of Your Distributor Cap
If there is moisture in your distributor cap you’re going to have problems starting your...
4 Signs of a Bad Disc Brake Caliper
Brake calipers are an important safety feature for your vehicle since they hold your brake pads...
How to Apply a Metal Flake Paint Finish to a Car
Knowing how to apply metal flake paint finish can give your vehicle a great new look....
How to Repair a Stuck Accelerator Pedal
When these pedals stick it can be dangerous....
Troubleshooting Excessive Oil Consumption in Your Car
When your car is using excessive amounts of oil, it could be a minor leak or an indication of a...
Applying Car Window Tinting
Car window tinting can provide privacy and reduce heat in the interior caused by sunlight....
How to Repair a Fiberglass Boat Hull
One of the worst things that can happen to any boat is damage to the hull. Fortunately, if you...
How to Repair a Fiberglass Fender
Fiberglass is a lightweight and durable material....
How to Replace a Subwoofer Fuse
Driving your subwoofer loud and hard can usually cause your subwoofer fuse to burn out. Most of...
Pros and Cons of an Iridium Spark Plug
Replacing your old set of traditional spark plugs with an iridium spark plug set can be one way...
How to Adjust a Timing Belt Tensioner
A timing belt tensioner is a simple and important part of the engine of a vehicle. A timing bel...
How to Connect a Ballast Resistor
In the years when engines were a lot easier to work with, a ballast resistor was used in order...
How to Clean a PCV Valve
A gunky PCV valve can cause big problems—maintenance is key....
Replacing a Power Steering Reservoir
A damaged reservoir can be a driving hazard....
Testing Antifreeze with a Hydrometer
Testing antifreeze with a hydrometer is a simple and easy job. Be sure that the hydrometer you...
Cleaning and Replacing Car Battery Terminals
Checking your battery cables and terminals on a regular basis is important to your car's overal...
Negotiating the Best Deal for a New Mobile Home
Read this article for advice on buying a mobile home....
How To Tint Your Own Car Windows
Tinting windows is not as easy as it looks....
Repair the Running Lights on Your Recreational Vehicle
One of the facts of life when you own a recreational vehicle is the problem of intermittent r...