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I just broke my fridge!!

agentRC4

TRIBE Member
Yikes!

I was chipping ice out of the ice box and I guess I punctured something!!

Other than messing up the environment - it freon dangerous ie: inhale ??

we have an old school fridge with the freezer inside so it builds up ice all the time.
 

groovespinna

TRIBE Member
freon is heavier than oxygen/nitrogen.
if you inhaled it, it sits in your lungs and suffocates you.
the freon is in a compressor though. it's not flying around behind the plastic in your freezer. get some metallic tape. you're good.
 

agentRC4

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by groovespinna
freon is heavier than oxygen/nitrogen.
if you inhaled it, it sits in your lungs and suffocates you.
the freon is in a compressor though. it's not flying around behind the plastic in your freezer. get some metallic tape. you're good.
thanks!

any idea what would be there, because there was a hissing sound?
 
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agentRC4

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Originally posted by groovespinna
get some metallic tape. you're good.
is duct tape the same thing? My freezer is now thawed and I can see the hole I made. But I have no idea what Metallic tape is.

(insert picture of metallic's enter sandman here)
 

groovespinna

TRIBE Member
metallic is the shit you get at crappy tire when your muffler is full of holes and your cheap ass can't afford a new one, so you tape the holes.
I just figured it would be better in this case. but whatever, duct works too I suppose.
Im no fridgeologist.
 

swenard

TRIBE Member
tape will not fix the problem, it would have leaked all of the freon (or other refrigerate) out and will need to be fixed then recharged. Call a repairman, better yet, if it is the old style of fridge with the freezer in it, throw it out and buy a new one!
 
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swenard

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for groovespinna

If he heard a hiss, he punctured the cooling lines. Which is very common when people defrost those freezers.




1. The compressor compresses the refrigerant gas. This raises the refrigerant's pressure and temperature (orange), so the heat-exchanging coils outside the refrigerator allow the refrigerant to dissipate the heat of pressurization.

2. As it cools, the refrigerant condenses into liquid form (purple) and flows through the expansion valve.

3. When it flows through the expansion valve, the liquid refrigerant is allowed to move from a high-pressure zone to a low-pressure zone, so it expands and evaporates (light blue). In evaporating, it absorbs heat, making it cold.

4. The coils inside the refrigerator allow the refrigerant to absorb heat, making the inside of the refrigerator cold. The cycle then repeats.

 

groovespinna

TRIBE Member
that's all very true.

I didn't want to admit this, but I worked a few years at WC Wood in Guelph. basically, we built your fridge, no matter what brand it is.
you'll also get a 'hiss' sound simply by cracking the inner liner. it's under high physical, not chemical, pressure that gets created when the foam that insulates the unit is injected.

anyway, this is retarded to argue about. if his fridge is still keeping shit cold, he puntured no lines. it should also be noted that these lines are welded to the outer liner of the unit. not the plastic.
 
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swenard

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Originally posted by groovespinna
that's all very true.

I didn't want to admit this, but I worked a few years at WC Wood in Guelph. basically, we built your fridge, no matter what brand it is.
you'll also get a 'hiss' sound simply by cracking the inner liner. it's under high physical, not chemical, pressure that gets created when the foam that insulates the unit is injected.

anyway, this is retarded to argue about. if his fridge is still keeping shit cold, he puntured no lines. it should also be noted that these lines are welded to the outer liner of the unit. not the plastic.
It doesn'tsound like he chipped through the plastic liner. He has an old school fridge with the metal freezer inside of the fridge. The metal freezer compartment is completely surrounded by cooling lines, people break them all of the time when defrosting with a knife or something.

Plus the lines run inside and outside. Inside to remove the heat, outside to dissipate the heat it removed.


shawn<----in the cooling parts undustry.
 

agentRC4

TRIBE Member
Don't cry Groovespinna.

Just be happy that I'm getting a new fridge this week:D

Once with a seperate freezer and not some shit icebox on the inside that frosts up every month.:mad:
 
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