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

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

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Fucking hell. It's been a peaceful weekend, and I thought, 'hey, maybe I should defrost my freezer.'

Unplugged the bastard, and opened the doors. It was taking freaking FOREVER, so I decided to get a knife and take a few stabs as the slowly melting ice.

I was on a roll. I was stabbing the thing like I was Joe Pesci with a pen. It was working. It was working so well, in fact, I thought, 'damn, I'll be done in a few minutes at this rate.'

Whack! Whack!! Wha....HIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS....................

I fucked up. I ended up poking a tiny little hole in the bugger, and all the gas leaked out. Just a pin sized hole. FUCK.

Now what? I don't think the superglue I put on there will do fuck all. Google confirmed I'm an idiot.

And the worse part is to replace the whole damn thing will cost $250. :facepalm:

So, is it worth finding someone to patch the hole and refill it with freon, or am I totally fucked and will need to replace it?

This happened in the desert, so I'm just asking for general information before I aimlessly walk through the streets and try to find the 'refrigerator street,' and see if someone will come help a brother out, or do I need to bite the bullet and go buy a new one?

:o

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

Post by that genius » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:43 pm

It can be fixed easily, provided you didn't do a Bates on it.

They drain it and solder it, then refill it.

This is why they provide and ice scraper, btw.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks. I'll try that then. I can only assume it will cost less than $250.

Off we go....

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

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:52 pm

And no, it's a tiny hole.
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by that genius » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:52 pm

Hope all that pork doesn't go off...
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:06 pm

The hole:

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The sign I read afterwards:

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

Post by that genius » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:07 pm

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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 7:13 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:06 pm

The sign I read afterwards:

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FML
:lol: There are reasons why they warn you about doing this. It's not just to make your life difficult. :facepalm:
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Re: I'm a Special Kind of Stupid (Poked a Hole in my Freezer)

Post by General Mackevili » 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.

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

Post by ExPenhMan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:29 pm

And I just came back from freezing Canada. I could have made a killing on selling ice scrapers in Cambodia just to the General alone. :stir:
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