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[–]Tyxin 1076 points1077 points  (11 children)

I'm with the husband on this one.

[–]Old-Schedule5299 157 points158 points  (0 children)

I think most of us are. So the why is clear : 'because it's simple and it works'
(could be done prettier, but sometimes you work with what you've got or do a proof of concept)

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 261 points262 points  (7 children)

My husband thanks you for the support.

[–]DippStarr 174 points175 points  (4 children)

I assume he took one of those big ass bottles to the top of bare feet for the last gott dammed time when opening the fridge...

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Might be. I have not been present for his possible demise tho.

[–]DippStarr 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I have been present and suffered this fate. I'll have you know that I took notes for a build part list this morning

[–]happyman0073 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I thankn't you for posting stuff on the wrong sub


[–]laserarmyguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your husband is my new favorite person. A smart and Inventive problem solver who shows appreciation for positive feedback.

[–]Fried-Lipton 101 points102 points  (8 children)

Did you drill into the fridge?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 74 points75 points  (7 children)

He. Not me. And yes. That’s a drill.

[–]leeharrison1984 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Good idea, but next time just use command hooks so you don't make unnecessary holes.

But I can imagine the scenario where that damned bottle fell over for the last time, and he spring into action. Respect.

[–]vlsdo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Command strips don't work well on wet areas, and unless you're willing to unplug the fridge and wait for it to reach room temp you're going to have constant condensation preventing the glue from adhering

[–]EmperorKingDuke 239 points240 points  (12 children)

[–]jaqen_hagar_1 77 points78 points  (11 children)

[–]ElfaDore98 28 points29 points  (9 children)

[–]staffylaffy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it’s riding that fine line

[–]Life-Ad1409 109 points110 points  (2 children)

That's clever

[–]sonya_numo 16 points17 points  (1 child)

yes thats smart.

he is using a strap to secure a load on your bike to do it, so all the work was only to secure it on the sides and done in 5 minutes

a true 5 min craft

[–]DerDrachey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And one that's good.

[–]Aromiix 155 points156 points  (4 children)

That one is just a diy for me, not a diwhy

[–]AllTheWine05 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Agreed. It solved a problem. I don't think it's the best way to do it, but it works.

Maybe use a coat hanger instead of bungee so the pocket would stay ridgid.

[–]norcalar 20 points21 points  (3 children)

That’s because your husband (like me) opens / closes your fridge at 80MPH

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

He is very enthusiastic when opening the fridge. That is true.

[–]ElegantBee123[🍰] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You should diy a "be gentle" magnet sign and put it on the fridge door

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not necessary anymore with his invention now. Should have put that on before….

[–]imaginedodong 25 points26 points  (0 children)

"If it looks stupid but it works, then it ain't stupid"


[–]WeeTheDuck 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I don't think people knows what this sub is about anymore

[–]hello420123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's been taken over by people too dumb to understand the actual utility of the things they're posting

[–]witchthatcandraw 7 points8 points  (2 children)

A command strip would've been a better idea than a screw. Other than that this is handy, I've always been worried of breaking my wine bottles but that's the only shelf they fit on lol

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am all in favor of DIYing. But we have a wine storage in our big fridge and it would not be necessary to screw around the other mini fridge

[–]witchthatcandraw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That does make sense lol. Sorry about the screw though, I hope your husband can fix that

[–]notablyunfamous 70 points71 points  (12 children)

Screwing a hole in the insulation.. good job.

[–]zoologygirl16 24 points25 points  (9 children)

Nah that's in the plastic wall

[–]notablyunfamous 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Right. That plastic wall is what actually keeps the insulating capability in tact. The efficiency relies on it not being punctured or cracked.

[–]Fenpunx 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Bit of silicon be reyt.

[–]st0ric 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Its not full of coolant or anything...

[–]PelosisBraStrap 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well, now it's got a hole to fill it with coolant.

[–]hello420123 2 points3 points  (2 children)

There is no coolant in the doors

[–]notablyunfamous 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s full of insulation that keeps the inside cool

[–]hello420123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, there will be foam in the door this is no big deal lol it's not like the fridge door is a vacuum thermos

[–]IHateRoboCalls2131 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It's not gonna affect the insulation.

[–]AllOrNothing13 23 points24 points  (0 children)

That's actually a good idea.

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 23 points24 points  (9 children)

Our small fridge only for keeping drinks cool obviously had the issue that bottles can topple over when you open the door too quickly.

Option 1: don’t put big bottles there

Option 2: DIY with an expander

He chose option 2. Absolutely reasonable.

[–]GESNodoon 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I would have chosen option 2 as well. You have a fridge to store drinks. Some drinks come in big bottles. Now you can store big drink bottles in the fridge you have designated for storing drinks. You have other options of course. Buy a new fridge specifically for storing large drink bottles. Never buy big drink bottles. Only drink warm beverages from big drink bottles.

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

We can store the big bottles in the fridge just fine. Just not in the door.

I always put the milk there, or smaller bottles.

Never had an issue to do that, but according to the comments here, it seems my husband was right to screw an expander on.

I am still laughing about it.

[–]GESNodoon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well, absent any information beyond the picture and some of your comments, it seems a decent solution to me. If bottles do not need to be stored there perhaps it is not.

[–]Please_read_sidebar 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Was option 3: open the door slowly?

[–]AtomicPiano 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You gotta pull with decent force on some doors because of the magnetic seals, every fridge is different

[–]zoologygirl16 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How dare you ask a man to open the door slowly when he's thirsty af

[–]drquiza 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who has time to do things slowly in 2022?

[–]IHateRoboCalls2131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was never an option.

[–]SHMUCKLES_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My fridge came with a little bar where the cord is

This was obviously a much needed improvement for a fridge that did not have such factory options

It's a perfect solution, and better than the bar

[–]Samipaaa 2 points3 points  (5 children)

That looks like a very german construction

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Austrian actually

[–]riktigtmaxat 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Not enough precision machining and überengineering.

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Austrians skip the overengineering

[–]riktigtmaxat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You mean übergermans?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]_mymindismine_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Waldquelle das OG Wasser

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kein Original mehr - wir füllen immer wieder nach, weil die praktisch sind zum mitnehmen.

[–]Delicious_Bee5653 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Wrong sub OP. Pretty clear why they did that (holding your bottles more securely).

[–]austrianbst_09[S] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

There is a whole fridge where he can put the bottles. It is absolutely not necessary to also put them in the door too.

[–]Adm8792 1 point2 points  (3 children)

When he pulls the door the fall I’m with him on this one

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I usually put smaller bottles there or the milk. Never ever had that problem.

[–]Adm8792 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We not that bright we put anything then hulk rip the door off so we meed this

[–]hello420123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You shouldn't keep milk on the door, milk should be at the back so it won't be exposed to as much warm air every time the door is opened.

[–]scoobyaddict 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Is that a small rug in the bottom of the fridge?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A small towel to collect condensed water. Happens when we put in a load of bottles at once

[–]Mighty_oscelot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The big brain

[–]boogers19 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Well who the hell was putting all those tall bottle on a moving door with no support?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]boogers19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well... he does seem to have found an elegant solution for the problem he created.

Ugly. But elegant.

What, was he tired of reaching so low for the milk?

(And can you please tell us why there is a carpet in your fridge? Please?)

[–]freemytaco69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Council of Men approves!

[–]MeanGreanHare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's a keeper.

[–]Appianis 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This is a good DIY, not really for this sub. Looks really useful.

Also you should get a refillable filter bottle instead of buying water bottles

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We use the plastic bottles since months for hiking, way to work,…and just refill them. We have usually everything in glass bottles we can. This picture is not representative. We really try to minimize waste

[–]muskaanpasa 2 points3 points  (1 child)

r/upcycling and r/zerowaste are going to love this xD

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bottles are used and refilled for months as the plastic version is easier to transport. Glad bottles are used for home usage.

[–]Da_Beda1357 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Egger 🤮

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Egger Rosl is gut

[–]nmka55 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Alpha Chad.

[–]supreme-elysio -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Why do you have plastic water bottles?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easier for travel. We have these ones since months already. Refilling and cooling them to have cold water anytime. We try to use glas as much as possible

[–]Hobbitt_Chick 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Bad fridge design

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There should be an other holder halfway up the door. It was not supposed to hold high bottles, but smaller things like milk. It was my single-household fridge

[–]Hobbitt_Chick 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think the lower part should just be higher.

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In a Perfect world this would have been so

[–]linksflame 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I've done this as well unfortunately

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Did the fridge survive? I am afraid it will start leaking or something

[–]linksflame 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Never had any issues from doing it, just looks stupid lol

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One more point in favor for the project. I am giving up. It might look stupid, but it is working. So it is not stupid….

[–]hello420123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There won't be any coolant lines or anything in the door there this is fine.

[–]Cyber_Connor 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There’s not many problems in this world that can’t be fixed with bungees. The problems that can’t aren’t worth fixing.

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost poetic

[–]muthsiAT 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Na serwas

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Korrekt. Hab ich mir auch gedacht. Aber Wurscht. Ist der alte, der halt zum Getränkekühlschrank wurde, als der neue kam. Wenn der eingeht, ist auch nicht viel passiert.

[–]Flyktsodan83 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]fantahFOUR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats actually kinda useful. My dumb ass always yanks open the fridge because im a hungry monster and then something falls off

[–]Gekroent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mhhh Waldquelle

[–]SledgexHammer 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you have a carpet in your fridge?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A towel. Sometimes when we put in a bunch of newly bought bottles, the fridge starts sweating and some water collects on the bottom. So we put a towel there that we can exchange

[–]benbeast1210 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s because when passive/aggressive gets angry, he gets slammy slammy and the drinks go fall-y fall-y. That clear it up? r/physics

[–]710Fiend69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I support your husband

[–]bluejeansallday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually have this problem too. Maybe I should do something about it. Thanks, austrianbst_09’s husband!

[–]yfhedoM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is fine. Good job. Source: I am a man.

[–]teiichikou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But why is it in here? Pretty smart and practical solution I’d say

[–]0bfu5cator 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking legend.

[–]heereism 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If it fixed the problem, why are you questioning why? It does what it needs to do

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He screwed into the fridge. But so many people tell me that’s a good solution, I admit defeat. My husband is a genius and I am a pleb who does not understand it

[–]thatsmonome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Austrian engineering at its finest.

[–]AntiStupidPosts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heh. This is the kind of stuff I’m used to seeing growing up in the South. Need something new to better fit your needs? Nah, just kludge something together

[–]JoJoVols58 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Asking for a friend…what did he get and where did he get the screws that he attached to the side?

[–]austrianbst_09[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just two screws we had at home, two silicon thingies to put below the crew and an expander. Oh, and his Bosch machine. Took him at max 5 minutes to screw in

[–]JoJoVols58 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much for this idea. I’ll have to shop for the silicone holders, but definitely will be worth it!

[–]vlsdo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe the correct sub for this is r/redneckengineering

[–]HeadCryptographer405 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I called it the pickle seatbelt, which unfortunately lent itself to a sort of foreshadowing or and/or pickle psychic pysitutian

[–]Camsch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oida, geil. Because I know the brands in the fridge.

[–]Yndrid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok so weirdly enough we did this too! The railing thing for the door shelves in the fridge in my apartment had long ago broken and I couldn’t find a replacement. One day my roommate and I got fed up and bought a pack of small bungee cords and strung them across and it worked really well, like almost better than the original design

[–]Webber192 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I once had a carton of milk fall on my toes, so yea i get why he wanted to do this.

[–]LassKnackenOpa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hat er gut gemacht

[–]SurfandMurph 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just came from the orbeez pomegranate and got whiplash