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

Touchless Dispenser

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Bri Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Genius!

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#2

Protection From Escaping

Protection From Escaping

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Orillion
Community Member
2 months ago

If it looks stupid, but it works, it's not stupid.

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#3

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

For Remote Teaching Without A Document Camera

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Radar Doi
Community Member
2 months ago

oooh, I can't upvote this more, so so resourceful

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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

Looks Level To Me

Looks Level To Me

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Gillbella
Community Member
2 months ago

This isn't redneck- it's brilliant

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#5

Fixed The Gate Problem...

Fixed The Gate Problem...

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s cool

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#6

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

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

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

This kid is going places... no pun intended

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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

Rear Parking Sensor

Rear Parking Sensor

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

OK but I hope it squeaks really loudly

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#8

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

When You Ask A Welder To Fix Something For You

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

*snaps off other mirror on purpose* can you fix this mirror too?

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#9

Master Lock 100

Master Lock 100

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

I have no words this is brilliant

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#10

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

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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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

The iq of this man is to high to be human

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#11

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

A Whole Crap Load Of Amish Guys Moving A Barn

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is it that we Africans use brick or concrete to build walls even though we don't have hurricanes and tornados and america with it's hurricanes are like... we'll see which is the easiest thing for a bit of wind to blow away

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#12

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

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

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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

I aspire to be him. Minus the vape.

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#13

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

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

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Bri Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

LMAO an actual chicken

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#14

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.

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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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

Who the frick would let someone live in a house that is -40. Your landlord is an a*hole.

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#15

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

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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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

It also needs a knife, a fork, a toothpick, a corkscrew and a bottle opener!

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#16

Buoyancy

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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Saico Hipe
Community Member
2 months ago

It annoys me every time I hear people complain about the amount of air in snack chip bags. 1.) The air is necessary, because without it, the chips would get crushed during shipment. 2.) THEY'RE SOLD BY WEIGHT. It doesn't matter if there's empty space in the bag, 5 ounces (or however much in a given bag) is 5 ounces. Learn to read labels

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#17

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

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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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

Look for solutions, not problems 👍🏻

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#18

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

Whoever Built This Might Have A Phd In Redneck Engineering

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

Woah... THATS A FRIKIN SICK RIDE!

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#19

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

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

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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice Pun!

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#20

Your Move, NASA

Your Move, NASA

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

I've done this with a hair dryer... but you have to be careful not to melt the hair dryer

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#21

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

Use A Fishing Rod To Teach Your Son Baseball

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

No more accidentally hitting dad in the crown jewels with the bat or the ball.

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#22

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

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

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Stitches
Community Member
2 months ago

ain't stupid if it works

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#23

Silent Killer Mkii

Silent Killer Mkii

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El Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't American cars get a yearly safety inspection??

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#24

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

Came Across This Picture And Wanted To Share

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justagirl
Community Member
2 months ago

How does the driver see anything on the road?

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#25

*Beep Beep*

*Beep Beep*

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

A guy who still has faith in humanity...

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#26

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

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

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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

That's nice of him.

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#27

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

Grandpa: 1 Trash Panda: 0

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Eco-friendly double lid.

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#28

Redneck Security System

Redneck Security System

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

South Africa every day... we also have contraptions for the steering wheel and also the pedals

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#29

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

That'll Do For Now, He Said. That Was 4 Years Ago

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Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

Technically it's still "now".

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#30

My Life Has Been A Lie

My Life Has Been A Lie

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Michael Calhoun
Community Member
2 months ago

Printer ink HAS to cost more than plywood

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#31

Gotta Love Uhaul

Gotta Love Uhaul

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Technically yeah, but I'm pretty sure that is illegal. So they can likely end up paying much more...

Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

Only if they get caught

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Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

omg, the danger of this can not be overstated.

rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not quite sure how long that will last. A Uhaul is probably not meant to tow that much weight.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Probably get a better deal (way lower than 3K) from a farmer with a tractor to pull that mobile home a relatively short distance... slower but safer.

Donna Leske
Community Member
2 months ago

...add $349.00 to replace 3 mailboxes and posts.

shemeowsalot
Community Member
1 month ago

i can never wrap my head around the fact that americans can just move their freaking houses likes this

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

Why burn out your own vehicle when you can burn out a rental truck?

Molly Block
Community Member
1 month ago

You really do have to have permits and a safety vehicle in front and in back of you with lights.... this is highly illegal. Unless you are moving it on your own property and only using it as a storage building. If you wanted to move your own home like this on your land, and then live in it in a new location, you'd still need permits and inspections..... unless you just move it and use it as a storage building.

Su Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably did a better job, too! My mover laid the front full bay window on the floor, open bottom end forward! Took off and the wind whipped it upright, scraping walls and destroying a chandelier, not to mention all the road debris we found!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

And after suffering from that idiot's "services" you still call them a mover? Home wrecker should be more fitting.

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BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe it isn't going far...

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 month ago

Look at the suspension on the back end of that truck!

Mickie Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

If a straight rum who cares. Its the u-backs tha make problems.

konnar
Community Member
1 month ago

this is fricken smart XD

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 month ago

And U-Haul had to tow a truck back to U-Haul because of a fried transmission...

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 month ago

And broken struts in back.

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Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope

Abigail Kreiss
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't want to see them make that turn!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 month ago

Is it their moble?

Samantha black
Community Member
1 month ago

Hah but move it

Patty Stier
Community Member
2 months ago

If only it would be that simple.

Margot Porter
Community Member
2 months ago

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yo. the front wheels of the Uhaul are off the ground!

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

No they aren’t

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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

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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Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

You can do that?!

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#33

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

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

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Guns don't kill people, toilet paper holders do!

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#34

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

Ran Out Of Washers So Drilled Through Some Pennies

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Washers are more expensive...

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#35

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

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

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Chris Kane
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh! I just figured it out, took me a minute. So if someone is tailgating they will see the wrench, think it's unsecured and back off.

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#36

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

Are Russians The Rednecks Of Europe?

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justagirl
Community Member
2 months ago

Ask Putin if Russia belongs to Europe...

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#37

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

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

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rgr8
Community Member
2 months ago

Imagine what would happen if this were to be ran on.

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#38

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

Flex Seal Can Do Anything

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

That was unexpected

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#39

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

Need To Relocate Your Switch?

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Stimpy
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand what I am seeing here...

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#40

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

Text Means "Emergency Stop"

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Kari Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wow... We have laws against such stuff and various instances who regularly check the safety standards. If any of those see this, s**t hits the fan.

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