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40 Times People Had Such ‘Genius’ Solutions To Various Problems, They Got Posted On ‘Redneck Engineering’

40 Times People Had Such ‘Genius’ Solutions To Various Problems, They Got Posted On ‘Redneck Engineering’
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Don’t you ever feel like we take things too seriously? I mean, if the heating stops working, there are many very questionable, yet bizarrely ingenious ways to go about it—like putting a fan next to the oven. It’s totally not smart, not safe, it doesn’t work, and it’s basically a plain horrible idea.

But in the bizarre and crazy world of “Redneck Engineering,” things are always far from the norm. Before we step into the Reddit community r/RedNeckEngineering, I should warn you not to try this at home under any circumstances. Because safety will likely be breached, and the gadgets you’ll see will raise an alarming level of suspicion.

So let’s see what the buzz is all about in this hilarious subreddit with 354k members that has been rolling since 2013. Whether it’s a curse or a blessing, we will find out.

#1 Touchless Dispenser

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#2 For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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#3 Protection From Escaping

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We reached out to the founder of r/RedneckEngineering to find out more about their community. It turns out, the term “redneck engineering” is open for interpretation, but the redditor assured us that it’s also “the kind of thing you know when you see.”

For example, “It can range from something as common as using a hand mirror to replace a side-view mirror to something complex like building a backyard water slide with a loop-de-loop.” The members of the subreddit give “bonus points if it’d make an OSHA inspector cringe.”

#4 Found This Fork In My Brothers House And Asked Him Why He Had Done It…. Then He Ran Upstairs To Grab His iPad

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#5 When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

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#6 Looks Level To Me

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The biggest difference between now and the old days in 2013 when r/RedneckEngineering was created is growth. The founder said that he used to be responsible for most of the posts, but the community has become really self-sustaining over time.

When it comes to submissions, you’ll see all kinds of bizarre makeshift gadgets and very questionable workarounds. Most posts generally come from people finding “low-budget workarounds to everyday problems with a few high-effort engineering projects and other submissions sprinkled in.”

#7 My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

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#8 Fixed The Gate Problem…

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#9 A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

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#10 Rear Parking Sensor

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#11 Master Lock 100

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#12 Would Like To Buy This Guy A Beer And Hear His Story

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#13 Man Puts Chicken On Top Of Squeegee To Eat The Spiders Trapped In The Ceiling, Natural Pest Control

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#14 Buoyancy

2 korean student’s made a raft out of potato chip bags to prove they have too much air in them.

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#15 Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn’t Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation.

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#16 I’m Bad For Using Whatever Tool Is Handy As A Hammer, Usually A Crescent Wrench. My Husband Learned A Bit Of Welding And Redneck Engineered This For My Birthday

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#17 Your Move, NASA

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#18 Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

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#19 Steering Wheel Broke, Needed To Finish The Yard. Thankfully I Know How To Drive A Stick

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#20 Local Chinese Restaurant. The Entire Kitchen Is Walled Off With Plastic. There’s A Cardboard Flap To Pass Money, And The Box On The Right Acts As An Airlock With Two Flaps To Pass The Food Through. It’s All Plastic Sheet, Cardboard And Duct Tape

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#21 We Needed To Disassemble A Shelf In An Office And We Didn’t Have A Mallet. Rubber Bands + Hammer = Mallet

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#22 Silent Killer Mkii

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#23 Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

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#24 My Life Has Been A Lie

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#25 Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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#26 *Beep Beep*

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#27 When Covid Requires Separate Climate Control In An Auto, What Can You Do?

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#28 Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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#29 Redneck Security System

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#30 Installed My Anti-Tailgater Device Today… Now I Just Need To Find Something For Folks Who Cut Me Off…

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#31 This Is Why We Have The 2nd Amendment. So People Can Do This

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#32 Bought A Used Toy For My Kids At A Garage Sale. I Guess They Didn’t Have Any C Batteries. But They Did Have An Aa Battery And A Wood Dowel Though

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#33 Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

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#34 That’ll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

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#35 Gotta Love Uhaul

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#36 50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

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#37 Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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#38 Flex Seal Can Do Anything

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#39 Text Means “Emergency Stop”

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#40 Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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