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Offline outaluck

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Defrosting Methods
« on: October 18, 2010, 08:57:03 PM »

Each time I sit down to defrost a frig evap, I think to myself - there has got to be a faster way to do this!?!.  So how is everyone else doing it?  I have used a portable steamer and a hot air gun, both have drawbacks, but get the job done.  Has anyone found something better?

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Re: Defrosting Methods
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 11:12:17 PM »
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Re: Defrosting Methods
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 06:18:01 AM »
All I carry on my service truck for this purpose is a $29 Shark Steamer, available at Walgreens or Target. It not only knocks down the ice in less than 10 minutes, but evaporates it into the air so as not  to leave a mess. You heard it from me...

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Re: Defrosting Methods
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 09:37:59 AM »
I had a Scunci steamer for several months, it finally gave out, but it was decent at defrosting, and really great at the Frz on top drain line clearing.  And I didn't melt the liner with it :)

Maybe if I plumb two steamers together.....hmmmm

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Re: Defrosting Methods
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 06:24:40 PM »
All I carry on my service truck for this purpose is a $29 Shark Steamer, available at Walgreens or Target. It not only knocks down the ice in less than 10 minutes, but evaporates it into the air so as not  to leave a mess. You heard it from me...


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