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There is a saying among mechanics that it is not a good thing to have parts left over when you are finished with a repair job. The idea, obviously, is that if there are parts left after you have disassembled and reassembled a complicated mechanism, you must have forgotten to put something back in. Most

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Muddy Hillside Remembered

This week we’ll be taking a walk down memory lane, or perhaps “trail” would be more accurate. When I was growing up in Chagrin Falls, our house was on a small lot. It backed up to the woods by the Chagrin River, though, and there were no houses behind us. At the rear of all

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Mail Call

I always look forward to Saturdays here at Hill Hardware, not because I like to work on weekends (who does?), but because of mail. We don’t get street delivery here at the store, who knows why, it’s the post office. So I usually have to wait until Saturday to get the mail. The post boxes

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When A Tree Falls…

There is an old saying; “ When a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a noise?” I don’t know the philosophical answer to that question, but I just missed a great opportunity to run a practical test. Sadly sometime over the Winter we lost another

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Let There Be (More) Light

Those of you who are my regular readers might remember a previous post about fixing lights for the store (see “Let There Be Light”). Well, here is another installment. I found some “new” lights at the second hand store, and since I liked them and they were cheap (like me) I bought them for the

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An Oldie But A Goodie

This week I have just a short article about one of my hardware store projects. One of my customers brought in an old Hunter oscillating fan and wanted me to put a new electrical cord on it for her. The fan was in very good shape otherwise, so it was a good idea to replace

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Hill Hardware By The Numbers

The inspiration for this article came to me last week when I got a pack of 4×6 poly bags out of the box in the cupboard. We use these to bag up small quantities of screws, nuts and other hardware. I try to keep a pack near the scale and another next to the cash

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‘Snow Big Thing

Well, as predicted the big snow came last weekend. On account of the travel warning not to go anywhere, my buddy Lou and I decided to drive two counties over to Jefferson for a hunting and fishing show at the fairgrounds. We ate breakfast at the Jefferson Diner before hand and it was delicious. After

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Feeding The Chickens

I don’t know if we can blame it on global warming or not ( I always do!), but the seasons have been a little off lately. Last Fall, we went from running the A/C at the store on Wednesday to having to turn on the furnace Friday morning. It changed that fast! Then after a

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New Products Update

I’ve got a few minutes today, so I thought that we could squeeze in a short article featuring more new products. The first new item is actually an improved version of something we already carried. It is an outdoor power distribution box that incorporates a stake to mount it upright in your yard. As everyone

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Hill Hardware
14545 Main Street (N. Cheshire)
Burton Ohio 44021

We are directly across the street from Coffee Corners!

Phone: (440) 834-4471

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on Sundays