I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:47 pm

Hot tip for fast defrosting. TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY. Then put a bowl of steaming hot water in your empty freezer. Unloosen the ice carefully with a PLASTIC utensil as it defrosts and chuck it into the sink. Should be done in 10 mn.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Artful Dodger » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:51 pm

Pour gasoline in the hole until filled then clog up with chewing gum. Before pressing in gum, ensure you have the lines filled by inspecting it. It may be too dark to see down the tube. Use a naked flame close to the hole like a cigarette lighter on candle and lean right in and inspect..
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Kuroneko » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:35 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:25 pm
My knife looked slightly different than the one on the warning label, so I thought I'd be fine.

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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Duncan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:57 am

Advice for next time.

Turn fridge off.
Open fridge door [ s ]
Place a fan in front of the fridge and blow air inside the fridge . Will do the job in no time.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by bolueeleh » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:15 am

you are in the desert, just turn off the power and open the freezer door :D
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by epidemiks » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:37 am

Lol. I did this to my mates fridge in a sharehouse 18 years ago. Had to buy him a new fridge. Never made that mistake again.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:34 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Hot tip for fast defrosting. TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY. Then put a bowl of steaming hot water in your empty freezer. Unloosen the ice carefully with a PLASTIC utensil as it defrosts and chuck it into the sink. Should be done in 10 mn.
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Haha, thanks, Dr AM. You assume I can do all those things. Heating water? I bought a bunch of Macaroni and Cheese boxes a while ago, and haven't touched them, as I realized it requires milk, butter and hot water to get them going. A shame, as the pic on the box looks delicious.


Yes, I turned it off.
Artful Dodger wrote:Pour gasoline in the hole until filled then clog up with chewing gum. Before pressing in gum, ensure you have the lines filled by inspecting it. It may be too dark to see down the tube. Use a naked flame close to the hole like a cigarette lighter on candle and lean right in and inspect..
Jesus, I see things could have been much worse.
Duncan wrote:Advice for next time.

Turn fridge off.
Open fridge door [ s ]
Place a fan in front of the fridge and blow air inside the fridge . Will do the job in no time.
Haha, that's exactly what I did (plus whack it with a knife).

UPDATE: Since I didn't fancy dropping $250 for a new one, and running around town looking for someone to make a house call didn't sound like fun either, I called my company and told them what an idiot I am (they already knew that), and they said they'd take care of it all for me.

Came home today and the damn thing was gone, and I've been told it will be back and hopefully working by the time I'm home after work tomorrow.

I guess it's microwaved eggs and warm Vimto for breakfast tomorrow.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Honey69 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:55 am

Have you microwaved eggs before?
They are most delicious if you just put them on plate without cracking them open first. Gets perfect when microwaved full power around 5 minutes.
But you most not crack them open, otherwise will be very rubbery texture and nobody likes that.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Arget » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:00 am

Yep and the resulting "explosion" will take you another half hour to clean the microwave...........................
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:16 am

Honey69 wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:55 am
Have you microwaved eggs before?
They are most delicious if you just put them on plate without cracking them open first. Gets perfect when microwaved full power around 5 minutes.
But you most not crack them open, otherwise will be very rubbery texture and nobody likes that.
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