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    Evap ice melter.

    Well i do some residential refrigeration so i regularly have to defrost evaporators.
    I had been using a heat gun and it was slow and risky. It was so hot that i melted something most times I used it. Finally i stole my wife's hair dryer and it works so much better.
    It puts out a high volume of air at a safe temperature and melts ice so fast. Also it is the right temperature for warming up cold fingers after scooping up piles of ice bare handed.

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    Oh i forgot to mention they are about $15 at walmart and include a gfci so you won't zap yourself quite as easily.

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    That's what I use too, works great.

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    Wanted to try one of those crazy hand driers since they came out.

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    Nothing works faster than hot water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Nothing works faster than hot water
    That’s what I found also. Put drain tube in bucket/small pail and use one of those small plastic watering cans with the long necks, makes it easier to pour over the coil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Nothing works faster than hot water
    That gets messy on residential refrigerators but for commercial I wouldn't hesitate especially since the sink often fits a garden hose and the floors have drains.

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    What I described was developed for residential to save time and eliminate the mess.

    Where I worked you got handed up to 15 calls per day and were required to get to every one before your day was over.

    But they’ve come a long way with hair dryers since then.
    Last edited by greg58; 10-16-2020 at 07:59 AM. Reason: Wrong cartoon head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Nothing works faster than hot water
    That is what I have discovered.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    I use a old hair drier from the 1960’s. The one with the hair bonnet. I remove the bonnet now you got hair drier with a long hose. These also come with their own case. I get them on eBay for about $15.00. GE makes the best.

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    Funny this came up, I'll be drying my hair... er ,,ah ,, thawing a frozen fridge out in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by channellxbob View Post
    Funny this came up, I'll be drying my hair... er ,,ah ,, thawing a frozen fridge out in the morning.
    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of the refrigerators i work on in rentals have cockroaches and about 50% have them really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    I have noticed something disturbing. About 75% of the refrigerators i work on in rentals have cockroaches and about 50% have them really bad.

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    You need a better class of customer

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    One of the guys that works for me has a friend who is an exterminator. I sent my guy out on a call. The house had a sidewalk parallel to the front of the house and a big picture window in the living room. As the guy walked by the window he looked in and thought to himself, that's some unusual wallpaper. When he got inside, he realized that the "pattern" on the wallpaper was roaches! Yikes,.. He called his pal the exterminator to come look at it for the homeowner. It cost $6000 to build a tent around the whole house and gas the roaches, and his exterminator buddy had to sleep in another tent on the property while they were doing it, so as to keep looky loos from entering the tent and dying like roaches.Turns out the guy had bought the house to rehab.... boy did it need rehab'd! I only wish he'd taken pics of the place, but the guy that owned the house was right there all the time and he didn't want to take pics and embarass him.

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