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  1. #1
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    Thou shall not use

    Hammer and scissors



    To defrost evap coils.



    When they called me the guy said that he was in the
    process of removing the frozen filter on the back of the
    evap coil.[IMG]http://www.*************.com/images/smilies/hammer.gif[/IMG]
    Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.

  2. #2
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    I had a customer who had added a porch on the back of his house and the edge of the roof was over top of the HP with no gutters. We got a lot of rain and the HP froze up. He tried to knock the ice off with a hammer and screw driver. Knocked a hole right through the copper. I went to check the unit and the whole inside of the unit was a solid block of ice, it took 3 months for the ice to thaw.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

  3. #3
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    Montgomery, NY
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    The doctor says

    "There is not cure for stupid"
    WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
    ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

  4. #4
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    My wife tried to defrost the refrigerator in our camper with a knife. Those little fridges were more expensive than I thought

  5. #5
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    Dec 2007
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    Afton, VA / Khorat, Thailand
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemawalton View Post
    My wife tried to defrost the refrigerator in our camper with a knife. Those little fridges were more expensive than I thought

    I "defrosted " a freezer with a fork ONCE. A long time ago.....
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

    Midnight Sun Astrophotography

  6. #6
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    Dec 2007
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    Ohio
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    WHAT??? A hammer and screwdriver??? What ever happened to the good old days when all you needed where some brazing torches???
    I need a new signature.....

  7. #7
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    Jan 2007
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    Sparta, NC
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    LOL, one of the manager at a BK tried breaking ice off of a walkin freezer evap coil with a screwdriver, but just happen that I was going to that store and saw him try to do this. I yell at him to stop, he looked at me like what did I do wrong? I said you about to do some major damage if you didn't yet. I looked at it and see where he bend some fins on it. I told him just use hot water on it when the unit it turned off. I flawed it out with the hot water since I found the defrost timer wasn't working correctly.

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