Sept. 22 2015 02:27 PM

Handy Hint: September 25, 2015

supported scraperThe metal support braces on my barn floor scraper rusted and broke before the scraper blade wore out. New replacements did the same thing.

To solve the problem, I cut a square piece of plastic out of a used soap drum that was 1 inch wider than the bolts on either side of the blade and on the handle. I heated it lightly with my propane can torch to straighten it slightly. After it was bolted on, I rounded the corners with my reciprocating saw. It is lightweight and will not rust like metal braces do.

Irwin Wenger, Pennsylvania
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