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
Single Pane vs Double Pane Windows
A green solution to increase energy efficiency in your home....
3 Tips on Wiring an Attic Fan
Don't let the installation process intimidate you....
Know When You Should Get Building Permits
Most homeowner fret over the subject of building permits....
Where to Place a Bathroom Heater Fan
Read this advice on planning a heat system for your bathroom....
How To Build A Pony Wall
A pony wall is a low wall used to segregate different areas in a room....
Install Sound-Absorbing Foam in 7 Steps
Installing sound-absorbing foam is a simple solution....
How to Build a Shower Stall in 10 Steps
Follow these steps to install a shower stall....
Corner Kitchen Cupboard Advantages And Disadvantages
It's a space saver, but things can get lost in there....
How to Stop Your Bathroom Faucet From Dripping
Follow these easy steps to fix your leaking bathroom faucet....
What Different Car Noises Mean
From thumps and grinding to squeals and scrubbing, there are a plethora of sounds that can mean...
6 Common Auto Repair Questions Answered
Being able to troubleshoot common auto problems can save you serious time and money....
Bathroom Vanity Overview
Storage or no storage, that is the question....
Necessary Fall Repairs That Are Easier Than You Think
These 6 tasks will get your home ready for cold weather....
What to DIY Before You Move In
Take care of some projects ahead of time....
Window and Door Trends With an Eye on the Future
Update your windows and doors to improve energy efficiency....
Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Kitchen Island
Turn your kitchen into a spot for entertaining....
Bathroom Floor Tile Layout
It takes focus and patience, but you can do it....
Knowing the Regulations for Installing a New Bathroom
Read this article for advice on bathroom construction codes....
How to Make Your Own Decorative Wall Panels
They can add interest and appeal to any space....
Load-Bearing Wall Supports
Load-bearing walls support the structure....