“DON’T” Do It Yourself – Pt. 5

In the 140 years we have been providing insurance, we have seen some pretty wild things. The lengths people will go to in order to save a buck or two never ceases to amaze us.

We thought it was time to throw open the pages of our insurance reports and share with you some of the most “resourceful” and “imaginative” solutions we’ve come across.

We call this monthly series “DONT” Do it Yourself. We think you will understand why…

Disclaimer: Lambton Mutual Insurance does not advise recreating the following “resourceful” ideas. We are not responsible for fires, flooding, electrocutions or divorces. Please DON’T do these things yourself!


We form deep bonds with our cars. They become a part of the family. However, all good things have to come to an end. Can’t let go of old Betsy? Here’s a couple of ways to keep her legend living.


Use her old radiator and hose to heat the water in your house.


Betsy’s radiator hose can also replace piping leading into the main drain stack.


If her air conditioner fails, install this and keep her going! It’s hardly noticeable at all.


Got something new but can’t quite part with the old? (We are convinced this is completely legal).