Sometimes you simply do not have the money to buy the right part or hire the right handyman to fix a problem with your house or home. Now there is a space on the web dedicated to crazy low-budget do-it-yourself home repairs done on the cheap, such as the strange-but-functional hot water solution shown above.
Some of these are as much funny as they are useful, such as the popcorn-based fire alarm system – it would have to get a bit too hot for this to function but the effort is at least humorous.
Others are born of necessity, the so-called mother of invention, from bathroom water workarounds and snow refrigerators to line-drying plates and coat-hangar toilet paper rolls.
From the makers of ICanHasCheezbuger, ThereIFixedIt is well on its way to becoming the next bizarre internet phenomenon for people who are all too familiar with duct-tape solutions to everyday home problems. Sometimes, the ingenuity is honestly kind of mind boggling. Maybe the architects of these bizarre DIY projects didn’t exactly have the skills to pull off a quality repair, but the effects range from “just as good as the real thing, in the end” to terrifyingly dangerous.