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 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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#3 Protection From Escaping

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Bored Panda 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 My 12 Year Old Son Modified His Bike With Carpet For Barefoot Riding

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#5 Looks Level To Me

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#6 Fixed The Gate Problem…

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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 A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

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

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#9 Master Lock 100

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#10 Rear Parking Sensor

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#11 For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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

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

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#14 Your Move, NASA

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

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

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

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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 My Life Has Been A Lie

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#22 Silent Killer Mkii

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#23 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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#24 *Beep Beep*

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#25 Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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#26 Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

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

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

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#29 Redneck Security System

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#30 Text Means “Emergency Stop”

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#31 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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#32 50 Bucks Ain’t Too Bad. Just Gotta Watch The Toes

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#33 Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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

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

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#36 Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

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#37 Gotta Love Uhaul

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#38 Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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#39 Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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#40 Flex Seal Can Do Anything

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#41 Engineering Level: Redneck

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#42 I’ll Just Knock, Thanks

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#43 The Wife And I Were Tearing Down A Wall And Saw This And Found This Sub Appropriate As Hell, An iPhone 5 Box Being Used As A Fan Control Holder! Yet Completely Drywalled So You Couldn’t Tell!

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#44 The Ultimate Redneck Engineering From Russia

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#45 No Foundation? No Problem…

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#46 When The Crap Gets Clumping, You Get Jumping!

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#47 Where Can I Get One!

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#48 Almost Unnoticeable

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#49 Hand-Drilled Speaker Grill In An Elevator In A Newly Built $100m Building

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#50 So There Was A Hole In The Window And This Is How Our School Decided To Fix It

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#51 Next Level Lawnmowing

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#52 Not Stupid If It Works

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#53 A Hot Water Tap In Vietnam

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#54 This Van Blessed Me With Its Presence At My Place Of Work 2 Years Ago Today

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#55 Fixed Hole In My Exhaust With A Baked Bean Tin (Was Quoted More Than The Car Was Worth)

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#56 The Way My In Laws Fixed Their Garbage Can

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#57 Failed To Realize There Was No Shower Rod When I Was Moving In, But The Show Must Go On

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#58 I Guess The Dryer Relay Went Bad, It Runs When Pushing Start, It Doesn’t Stay Running. I Fixed It, Just Didn’t Repair It Yet

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#59 Our Hose Broke At Work But Luckily We Got A Redneck In The Kitchen

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#60 Innovative

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#61 Broke My Spray Bottle Trigger, Turns Out A .223 Bullet Casing Fits Perfectly

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#62 This Is How My Friend’s Apartment Maintenance Man Decided To Hang The Clothes Rack

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#63 I Got A Heated Pool Now. Yup

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