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
High Tank Toilets
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Installing Rigid Foam Insulation Under Siding
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Attic Insulation Removal Equipment
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3 Tips for Caulking Wood Windows
Seal the seams or joints together....
Tips for Applying Caulk around a Window Air Conditioner
Seal unsightly, energy wasting gaps....
Attic Storage Ideas - Wall Shelving
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How to Install a Diesel Cylinder Head
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How to Install a Power Window Switch
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How to Fix Auto Body Panels without Welding
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Clean Louver Slats
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How to Install a Casement Window Latch
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Guidelines on Spacing a Load Bearing Wall
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4 Tips for Drywall Taping and Mudding
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Bamboo vs Natural Cork Flooring: Pros and Cons
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How to Make a Mosaic Countertop
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Best Types of Wood to Use for Beadboard Panels
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How to Cover Wood Paneling with Upholstery
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How to Spackle a Large Patch
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Washing Jalousie Windows
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How to Frame a Trapezoid Window
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