“There, I Fixed It”: 40 Improvisations That Worked

Published 3 weeks ago

In life, things are bound to break or need fixing at some point. So it’s great to have someone around with basic handyman skills who can take care of such issues. Sometimes though, the solutions might be so unusual it makes you stop and do a double-take. 

The r/thereifixedit is a dedicated space where people share the most extraordinary quick fixes people have rigged up. Scroll below to check out these out-of-the-box adaptations people have creatively come up with that, despite how silly they look, technically work.

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#1 Imagine If Achieving World Peace Can Be This Easy

Image source: IFixedItBro

Shelli Aderman: #Genius

#2 We Have The Technology. We Can Rebuild Him

Image source: yukichigai

Hippopotamuses (edited): I laughed at first, and now I feel guilty for doing it.

#3 Someone Stole My Large Chainring And Bolts, So I Used An Acorn To Make It The Two Miles To The Train Station

Image source: webbphillips

Surenu: Biking is good for nature, so I guess this is nature giving a little thanks?

#4 Hose Clamps To Keep My Office Chair From Involuntarily Descending

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David Paterson: OMG. I wish I’d thought of that for my bicycle.

#5 Engineer Level Jury-Rigging

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Hashim Siraj: Absolute genius. Harvard forgot this man

#6 A Bird Started A Nest On Top Of The Air Conditioner

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#7 Sorry

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Clown fish: Ok I’ll let you off because you said sorry

#8 Locked The Gate; No One Can Get Into The Field Now

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Katie Lutesinger: Foiled again! *shakes fist*

#9 There, You Can Open The Door Again

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2WheelTravlr: I love this. Absolutely thinking outside the box and creating a darned good temporary fix.

#10 Dog Ate My “S” Key So I Converted A Key I Rarely Use And Promoted It

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#11 “Broken Button. Squeeze The Chicken To Request Stop.”

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#12 Good Car Repair ?

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Mrs. Ginger McSarcasm: Can’t tell from far away

#13 Jury-Rigged Mixer

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Hippopotamuses: Awkward situations call for creative results.

#14 A For Effort

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#15 Found At The Beachside Resort, Where I’m Staying. The Umbrella Was Wobbly, So They Stuck A Butter Knife In It

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Scott Rackley: That’s called a shim

#16 So The Front Won’t Fall Off

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Agfox: For those who don’t know it’s speed tape, an aluminium pressure-sensitive tape used to perform minor/temporary repairs on aircraft & high-speed vehicles

#17 Fixed. We’re Done Here

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Hippopotamuses: Innovative.

#18 Deactivated Esclator=stairs

Image source: hushitsu

Fart Barfunkle: Classic Mitch Hedberg joke

#19 My Sis In Law Just Posted This. She Told My Brother, “Use Those DIY Books And Fix The Chair!” Done

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Littlemiss: Well technically he fixed the initial problem, created another

#20 Took Care Of That Stump Boss

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Peppy: Thinking latreely

#21 You Can Fix Anything With Duct Tape

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Matthew Lindeman: Except for broken bones; you can’t fix those with duct tape 🤣

#22 Boot Glue Didn’t Hold, So I’m Making It Through The Day This Way

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Tabitha (edited): Hey, I have stapled and taped many a skirt, dress, and pant leg hem, and safety pinned many a partially broken zipper (on the inside so it wasn’t blatantly obvious), just to get through the day before I could go home and properly repair it. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to get by until you’re able to get it fixed the right way.

#23 Washing Machine Lid Fixed

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#24 It’s Water That Falls Down From Up High Let’s Not Split Hairs Here

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Hippopotamuses: Technically correct. Can’t argue with that.

#25 In Order To Open The Oven We Mounted The Drawer Handles In This Way. It’s Perfect!

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Mrs. Ginger McSarcasm: I think it looks nice. Artistic without looking stupid or sloppy.

#26 I Like To Consider Myself A Handyman. Gotta Do What You Gotta Do To Pass University Dorm Inspections

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Toggaph de Dratersi: It’s all about appearances.

#27 My Dad’s Solution To Keep The Dishwasher Door From Opening Mid Cycle ?

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Mrs. Ginger McSarcasm: It’s not stupid if it works.

#28 It’s Safe Now

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Nathaniel He/Him Cis-Het (edited): Thanks, just got my first dose of anxiety for the day.

#29 Somebody At The Gym Threw A Medicine Ball Into The Drywall. They Fixed It By Putting A Vent Grate Over It

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Hippopotamuses: Cheap and very effective.

#30 Put The Signs On The Fuel Pumps, Boss!

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#31 Can’t Afford To Lose Another Remote… :|

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Katie Lutesinger: Oh man, that’s a piece of railroad track, isn’t it?

#32 My Bowling Ally Got New Tvs, But Instead Of Getting New Mounts, They Just Screwed Them On To The Old Tvs

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#33 I Tried To Paint A Little Cardinal On This Snowy Fence But It Got Smeared. Thankfully I Was Able To Fix It

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Sofia: sorry I laughed

#34 My Local Dunkin Donuts Drive Through Speaker Broke. They’re Using A Baby Monitor Now

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#35 My Lamp Base Broke, But I’m A Woodworker

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DetriMentaL: Baby Siren Head

#36 Hubby Was Mad When I Dented My Car So I Fixed It. I Swear The Cement Pillar I Parked Next To Came Out Of Nowhere

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#37 Jumpstart

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#38 A Duck Tape Masterpiece

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Agfox: Used duck tape to cover the quacks, sounds legit!

#39 Well

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Debby Keir: Morris Minor estate car.

#40 I Guess That Will Do

Image source: thereifixedit

Agfox (edited): New witch-only ride hailing service, “Broom! Broom!”

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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