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what is everyone using for defrost jobs ?


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#1 Lurker__*

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 03:51 PM

im still stuck using a regular hair dryer but I've heard about a hand held steamer ....thinking about giving one a try...

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:47 PM

I have this bigass macdaddy industrial strength heat gun, I used to rent it out for 5 bucks. That dude will melt the plastic walls if you ain't careful.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:28 AM

Posted Image   I use this soldering iron...It is a low wattage type..... I added a longer tip to reach  the full length of ice... Just pour hot water in after to remove the rest of the ice.................


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

i still use a hair dryer, its the safest bet. i normally put one of the shelves back in and lay the dryer on that while i make out the bill, do any wiring required, etc.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

get  you one of those shark steamers (wallyworld, target etc. $30-40) and you will never go back to the conair again.... also very useful for unclogging gooped up drain lines and frozen fill tubes!
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

[user=18343]KurtiusInterupptus[/user] wrote:

get  you one of those shark steamers (wallyworld, target etc. $30-40) and you will never go back to the conair again.... also very useful for unclogging gooped up drain lines and frozen fill tubes!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:11 AM

Steamer is the way to go.  Once you try it, you will never go back!!
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:57 AM

Hello, my defrosted friends. As you know, my country is poor and we do not receive many imported products, such as steamers and heat guns. Neither do we manufacture such things; our largest export product is poppy resin and hashhish. Lacking access to these technological marvels that you describe, we must be more, eh, creative in how we defrost an evaporator. I have developed a proprietary system that uses compressed biogas from fermented yak dung and poppy resin. The gas is released through a small-bore orifice and ignited to produce a low temperature flame that melts the ice without causing significant damage to the surrounding plastic. The flammable component is the gas from the anaerobically digested yak dung. The poppy resin cools the flame and provides mood elevation for the servicing technician and leaves a residual effect for the customer. Additionally, if any damage to the plastic liner in the freezer should occur, the poppy residue helps to relieve the customer's anxiety. I highly recommend this method as it is appreciated by both service technician and owner. It is, how do you Ameedicans say, "a gas, man!"

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:50 AM

Over here we don't wanna waste the poppy resin burnin it up for a fridge, we savin that for ourselves!
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:54 AM

The hand held steamer is a great tool to have on the truck.
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:34 AM

[user=45]Moostafa[/user] wrote:

Hello, my defrosted friends. As you know, my country is poor and we do not receive many imported products, such as steamers and heat guns. Neither do we manufacture such things; our largest export product is poppy resin and hashhish. Lacking access to these technological marvels that you describe, we must be more, eh, creative in how we defrost an evaporator. I have developed a proprietary system that uses compressed biogas from fermented yak dung and poppy resin. The gas is released through a small-bore orifice and ignited to produce a low temperature flame that melts the ice without causing significant damage to the surrounding plastic. The flammable component is the gas from the anaerobically digested yak dung. The poppy resin cools the flame and provides mood elevation for the servicing technician and leaves a residual effect for the customer. Additionally, if any damage to the plastic liner in the freezer should occur, the poppy residue helps to relieve the customer's anxiety. I highly recommend this method as it is appreciated by both service technician and owner. It is, how do you Ameedicans say, "a gas, man!"

Thanks for that tip moos!!
I'm gonna give that a try today.

#12 MARSfixinit

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:54 AM

Steamer, no question.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:25 AM

No matter what kind of of call it is I take my wet vac along with extra hoses. This job gets a fast defrost with the blower
hose and a water suck out with the vacuum side. Great for unclogging sinks and even toilet sometimes:D
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:01 PM

Ain't no wet vac fixin' the crapper once I'm done with it !
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

Ha Ha the steamer will clean the bowl nicely though :)
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