17 Engineering Solutions Explained by an Expert
There are people who seem to completely disregard what things look like. The only thing that counts is whether they work or not. People around them are nothing but an audience having a laugh at their ‘masterpieces’. Trevor Lahey describes a number of engineering solutions he has seen. Believe, there is a lot of fun ahead of you!
And it’s just a bunch of all the works by some of the greatest ‘masters’…
#1 An electrified seat
“I don’t know about you but I have spent hours looking at dank memes on the shitter only to have my battery die! That is why I have decided to add outlets on all my toilets for charging purposes so I can keep the party going!”
#2 There must have been a few attempts at least…
“When looking for studs, I generally start as far away from my mounting location as possible, and start sending screws home until I make a secure connection. Now when this satisfied customer is sitting back and watching re-runs of Two and a Half Men, they will remember how difficult the installation was, and will understand why my bill was so high!”
#3 A window in a window is your window overlooking a window
“I had a customer looking to increase the window size at his store. His sales are down and he thinks it is possibly related to the lack of natural light in the showroom! Frankly I agree! I put in this massive window which has tripled the natural light, inevitably tripling his sales also!”
#4 Oh my god…
“Home Depot only stocks 8′ lengths of laminate countertops so I had to make up this extension. I love doing custom work because it is so satisfying when you take a step back and see a job well done! The average person would not have been able to pull this off!”
#5 A $1,000 question: what is wrong with the fan?
“Just got this ceiling fan installed. This is the next best thing to having an air conditioner! 2 speed settings with option to exhaust! I had to cut a big hole in order to properly use the exhaust setting. I am thrilled with the result!”
#6 ‘Find the right pipe’ competition
“Customer refused to pay my hourly rate; instead he opted to pay per fitting. I was a little hesitant at first but I think this might be the better way to charge! I made a fortune off this job”
#7 Temporary solutions are usually for ever
“My customer wanted me to replace her deck with 1×1 deck tiles and she was ecstatic when I surprised her with 4×4 deck tiles. The customers reaction is why I constantly strive to outdo myself and exceed the high expectations that I have created for myself! And yes I built this deck a few years ago but she wanted a fresh look!”
#8 Yes, it’s a lamp!
“Yep! I do electrical too! My kitchen was a little dark so I added some undercabinet lighting! It really brightens the kitchen up and I know I’ll see a better return when I go to sell the house from this and all the other upgrades I’ve done at the house!”
#9 Practice makes master
“When installing vanities, I generally make a few reference holes so I can get my bearings in relation to the pipe. I usually get it in 4-6 holes, it doesn’t really matter if you go over though, as it’s the inside of the cabinet. When I’m done I caulk the holes so the rats can’t get through, and then toss a pack of sponges on top! In the end no one is the wiser!”
#10 Only the best think ahead!
“Some tasks are easier than they look! This task is just as easy as it looks. I opted to add the stopper a little lower because I know overtime the door will sag and I ain’t interested in callbacks! I’m always thinking ahead; probably why I am so successful!”
#11 Onion wall
“I started removing this tub surround so I could prep for tile and my oh my it was my lucky day. There was already tile installed. After a quick tidy up I’ll be submitting my bill and then onto the next one!”
#12 The socket that messed up with wrong people
“Customer safety is always a top priority of mine. With no hesitation I always add a couple extra screws to make sure the plates don’t fall off. Electrocution is a very serious issue which I do not take lightly”
#13 Every penny counts
“I increased the size of this return air grille because I felt the existing grille was undersized! Sometimes you just need to return a little extra air to the furnace! Only way to keep it working properly!”
#14 The throne
“Generally speaking toilets are poorly designed, way too many twists and turns. I like to elevate the shitter as much as possible so when you’re dropping bombs it’s a straight drop to the city!”
#15 What a match!
“Matching these old profiles can be next to impossible, I find if you try your best, and get it as close as possible, nobody is the wiser! I selected this profile which is practically identical, other than a few minor differences. If I didn’t point it out, you would never have noticed!”
#16 Practical and cheap
“Luxury at its finest. I added this soap shelf complimentary to the customer because we all know what happens when you drop the soap in the shower! You gotta bend over and pick it up, and nobody is having a good time doing that! I sometimes wonder if all these extra freebies I do are gonna crush my bottom line one day, my rates are so high though so I should be good!”
#17 Always remember your handyman!
“I love when my clients send me pictures of my work after I have left. Really shows how satisfied they are with the work!”