Posted 25 December 2010 - 12:08 AM
I have been using the steamer for about a year now. It's fast and does a great job on those drain lines. However, the other day I had to defrost a fridge that had a 4 inch build up of solid ice and that's before I removed the back panel. I told the customer's tenant I needed a bigger gun. I think I read it on davesrepair but I kept a small 1 gallon pump sprayer and an electric kettle in my truck. I boiled the water in the kettle while I was steaming, then once water was ready, poured it in the cheapie pump sprayer and melted the ice in no time at all. The advice that I read regarding this said to use a shop vac to vacuum the water. I didn't have one but did have about 8 chamois. I love my steamer but if I didn't have the pump I think I'd still be defrosting that fridge. The hot water and pump is an extreme measure and not to be used around water sensitive wood floors unless you have a shop vac. BTW tenant said she'd been complaining to the landlord for nearly 4 months about the fridge problem. And all this time it was a simple defrost limit. As they say, pay me now or pay me later.
Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.
The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist
"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist
"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.