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Your best McGyverish fix

ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 8,075 Member Member Posts: 8,075 Member
For those who don't know who McGyver is, think duct tape fixes everything. Heck, the man could save the day with dust bunnies. :)

So we had the walls redone and now our shower curtain rod doesn't fit(getting a new one anyways); contractor was going to cut this, cut that, make it work. I suggested we just remove end caps and place washcloths between the newly painted walls and sharper rod edges. Haha Looks unsightly but works like a charm with little extra effort.


  • iMagoiMago Member Posts: 8,714 Member Member Posts: 8,714 Member
    had a broken tailpipe bracket with the pipe hanging free once. rigged it up in place with a wire clothes hanger until I could get a new bracket
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Member Posts: 8,075 Member Member Posts: 8,075 Member
    Gripper-turny tool Love it. :)

    @amorfati601070 Don't mean to appear stupid but WTH is that thing?
    edited December 2020
  • Revolu7Revolu7 Member Posts: 759 Member Member Posts: 759 Member
    ReenieHJ wrote: »
    Gripper-turny tool Love it. :)

    @amorfati601070 Don't mean to appear stupid but WTH is that thing?

    I get asked that same question when i whip out my uponor 😁
  • twitchandshouttwitchandshout Member Posts: 1,591 Member Member Posts: 1,591 Member
    Probs not McGyveresque...but nail glue fixes leaks, holes, bonds fingers together, and even keeps that little ring that attaches to my showerhead in place

    Also can be used to close up those winter time cracks in my fingertips so I can continue to wash dishes all day every day
  • amorfati601070amorfati601070 Member Posts: 2,597 Member Member Posts: 2,597 Member
    Bumping this thread. I love learning about hacks.
  • MotorsheenMotorsheen Member Posts: 20,201 Member Member Posts: 20,201 Member
    I once needed a broken ceiling fan replaced.

    So I called a repairman.
  • Minion_training_programMinion_training_program Member Posts: 11,798 Member Member Posts: 11,798 Member
    Motorsheen wrote: »
    My car engine was once making a funny noise.

    So I turned up the stereo.

    Next time remove the Mariah Carey christmas cd
  • Cricketmad88Cricketmad88 Member Posts: 415 Member Member Posts: 415 Member
    My most proud fix was when my daughter was a baby she wouldn’t sleep without being rocked so I got her automated rocking chair and tied it up with rope to her Moses basket so it rocked her to sleep. Saved so many sleepless nights 🤣🤣
  • Joeyd727Joeyd727 Member Posts: 1,320 Member Member Posts: 1,320 Member
    I had tickets to the 2009 world series and was working in Manhattan trying to get an elevator to stop swaying. It got late so I jammed a screw driver between some I beams and went to the game. That screw driver was finally removed 8 years later when modernized the elevator. The mod tech asked why it was there and when I pulled it out the elevator Can shifted to the left . 👍
  • OpheliaCooterOpheliaCooter Member Posts: 1,118 Member Member Posts: 1,118 Member
    This is not a fix but a work around. My touchscreen in my car stopped working and instead of getting it fixed I’m just toting a mini speaker around in my passenger seat so I can still enjoy music and my gps. 😅
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