150 Shocking Home Photos You Have to See
We know a good DIY project when we see it, but these aren't them. Some of these are goofy, some are head scratchers and some are downright dangerous. Check these photos out, you'll definitely learn a thing or two!
Socket wrench hinge pin
Homeless mouse shelter
Walking in the winter wonderland
Grow your own hardware cloth
Mystery leak sealant
Tin pan alley
Cooling fins-or radiator fins-you be the judge. Or maybe it's an attempt to stop the mice from using the ductwork as an elevated expressway?
Skillfully Unnecessary Scribe
What's a TPR Valve?
Not willing to be outwitted by a water heater, Jim decided that the TPR (temperature, pressure relief) valve should only drip when he wanted it to drip. A TPR valve is an important safety feature, and the photo shown above is NOT an appropriate solution!
Flashing in a Can
Water runs uphill right?
Toasted curtains. Where’s the jelly?
50% off on railings. Let’s go!
Dad must’ve thought that the kids would need a stair rail that grew along with them, so they added one more railing for each growth spurt. Believe it or not this is almost legal. At least it passes the 4-in. ball test. The problem is that there’s no returns at the ends.
Find the Fuel Oil Tanks in this Picture
If you’re painting metal, do the prep work the right way. That way your artwork will stand the test of time.
Plywood window well
Duct Tape Wall
Wooden electrical box
See, the problem is, electricity can spark and wood can burn! This would probably be fine if they put a legitimate electrical box inside the wooden box.
Does this ductwork make my butt look big?
If your shorts fit over ductwork, then yes. Yes it does. They do sell duct hangers that are better suited to this purpose.
Little Johnny got a magnifying glass for his birthday and set out to harness the power of the sun and melt the neighbor's house. Obviously, this house is in need of some siding replacement!
Who needs a “Pee”-trap?
"See, this way the city can't monitor the water going down my drain and I don't get charged for it. And if I'm not feeling like using the toilet, I can just let loose anywhere in the basement!" Yes, it’s true. In order to work properly, a drain actually has to be connected to something.
Don't fall for this trap
Hot line to Dominos
After training rats, B.F. Skinner decided to test his training on the kids. Or maybe it’s connected to a switched outlet where the pizza oven is plugged in.
Flying Wallenda's Family Home
Desk fan attic venting
Roughing in for a centrally located sink
Can't even come up with a theory on what's going on here. Perhaps some instructions on how to connect a sink drain would be helpful.
Patchwork quilt for houses
Maybe the shingles spell out a cry for help to passing airplanes? I think this fella is just collecting all the leftover shingles from his roofing contractor buddies. Perhaps it's time for a roof tearoff.
Wine cork plug
Who needs a steel post-of the right length-that’s anchored, or something?
Extension Cord-Powered Circuit
Scarf joint madness
Toboggan ice-dam solution
Santa lost his boot
Wayne Gretzky's Boyhood Home
Now THAT’S a hot lead!
Breaker Panel Convenience
The More the Merrier!
Legends of the Fall
Liberace's guest bath
Wonder what the bedroom ceiling looks like?
More Duct Tape Ingenuity
Mouse trap gauntlet
Determined to have Martha's mouse-pelt coat ready for Christmas, Karl set about the task with never-before-seen enthusiasm. There are many ways to get rid of mice in your home.
Belt and suspender roofing
Not a Real Doorstop
Is this foam the fireproof kind?
Draft hood follies
Maybe one last piece of ductwork wasn’t all this installer was short on. The draft hood above the water heater allows a draft so the warm air can go up and out. The ad hoc draft hood at the top not only doesn’t do anything, it can allow carbon monoxide back into the house.Photo: Courtesy of Structure Tech