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Dave's Repair Service
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New Albany, PA 18833
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The DRSNews
July 2006
 

HAPPY 230TH BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!

Published by subscription only, by Dave’s Repair Service 
©2006 All Rights Reserved

  WHO ELSE WOULD LIKE THIS NEWSLETTER?

If you enjoy this issue, you're welcome to forward it to any friends or associates who might find it useful. Or just send them to: www.DavesRepair.com to subscribe.

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A Special 'Hello' to all my new subscribers! What a great bunch of new friends I make every day with this little project!

In this issue:

1) Use Your Computer Scanner to Easily Make Gaskets
2) It’s Refrigerator Maintenance Season Again!
3) Your Cell Phone Number’s Now Available to Telemarketers   
     *** Sorry - this one turned out to be a false alarm! ***

[Sorry this month’s issue is somewhat shorter  - and later - than usual. It’s my super-busy season, and I hope to get back to more ‘normal’ length rambling in a month or two when the warm weather eases a bit.]

1) I’m really intrigued by the ‘Versa-Laser’ (www.versalaser.com), a computer printer-like device that uses a laser to precisely cut intricate shapes from a whole host of materials. From time to time I need to make an odd-shaped gasket or other gadget, and it’d be great to have a machine that could do the job with the ease that a programmable laser can.

However, not having an extra $7700 (gulp!) lying around to buy one at the moment, I recently hit on a nice compromise using my computer’s scanner to quickly make intricate patterns to reproduce no-longer-available gaskets, etc.

Just place the original gasket or other pattern that you’d like to duplicate on your scanner’s bed and scan a copy. Then, print it out and use carbon paper to trace it onto the new material.

Or, depending on the material, print onto it directly. Some of the cork gasket sheets I use are thin enough to feed through an inkjet printer, and I need to do more experimenting with this. 

Try it, and let me know how it works for you. I’m sure we can improve on the process.

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2) ‘Don’t know how it happened, but it’s already July again, when I always remind (nag!) you to lube those refrigerator gaskets and clean the condenser coils. As we’ve said before, those two little jobs will save you a bunch of money, so they’re definitely worth doing annually.

And seal lube is extremely important these days when seals are no longer held on with screws, making them really tough to replace. Prevents you’re ever having to replace them if done correctly - and annually.

For more on seal lube, see:
http://www.DavesRepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYrefseallube.htm

And for help with cleaning that condenser:
http://www.DavesRepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYrefcondcleaning.htm

3) As you may already know, as of the 5th of this month, telemarketers now have access to cell phone numbers. I don’t know about you, but I get more than enough junk email and unwelcome phone solicitation, so I definitely consider my cell number off limits to these folks.

To register your number, either visit http://donotcall.gov or call 888-382-1222.

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Thanks once again for inviting me into your inbox. I don’t take the invitation lightly!

As always, if you have any topics you’d like to see discussed here or covered in an online article, let me know and I’ll do my best to oblige. And don't forget those testimonials! Many thanks if you've already sent yours in!

May God richly bless you and yours,

Dave Harnish
Dave’s Repair Service
New Albany, PA
drs@sosbbs.com
http://www.DavesRepair.com

 

’If nothing else, the intricate design of even the lowest animal is eloquent testimony to the wisdom of its Creator and the madness of those who deny Him' - The late Henry Morris
Job 12:7-8

PS – If you read only one book this year, I recommend Lee Strobel’s ‘The Case for a Creator’. Condenses and clarifies information from some 20 books I have on the subject into a fast-reading, hard-hitting overview, typical of Lee’s other ‘Case For’ books.

 

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