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csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:04 PM
first i wanna say its a old fridge and has a small frezer compartment in the top left corner....

anyway..i turned it off yesterday to defrost it and after abit of letting the ice soften/melt i got a spoon and got all the ice off, and then when i closed door, turned it back on, it didnt seem 2 be working....so turned it off again and opened door and there was this cold gassy air coming zooming out of somewhere around the freezer compartment...
so hurried and took the fridge outside so it doesnt affect the house air coz i'm asthamtic..
and then when i turn it on the gas stopped, but the whole fridge stank so left it plugged in and nothing inside fridge, and used a friends one for now...and just before i decided that its been airing out for long enough,.opened it and there was this greenish watery stuff at the bottom of the fridge...and saw that its been leaking out of the freezer bottom......and as we speak its unplugged and outside airing as the stink is soooo strong, but no gas coming from anywhere...

do you know what could be wrong?

I'm asking coz earlier today i went to a couple fridge repair shops and they quote $25-$40 to come and have a look....and as being a student, that kinda cash aint around lol...

Graham L
16-10-2003, 04:24 PM
How violently did you apply the spoon? If you got a stream of cold gas coming out, you might have broken into the sealed refrigerant circuit and have killed another few kilogrammes of ozone, by releasing the dreaded R12 Freon. :_| The freezer compartment has a tube fixed to it ... that's where the cooling comes from. The cold gas goes through it taking heat and thence out to the radiator at the back and into the compresssor.

I'm not sure whether there is green refrigeration oil ... but that's what it probably is. :-( There's only a few fluid ounces of Freon ... wouldn't take long to escape, so there won't be any gas coming out now.

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:30 PM
my next door neighbour came over just after i posted this and said it is fridge oil...and also mentioned the fridge is over 30 years old...(its a block of flats and all are by same owner and has same fridge etc)

maybe it was wearing out and the spoon i used just finished it off...


and the repair status is? can it be repaired? or written off?

i've got a major concern coz its not my fridge...

oggy
16-10-2003, 04:34 PM
OK. I give up!
What the hell does 'OT:' mean at the start of a subject in these posts?

Peter H
16-10-2003, 04:36 PM
Anything is repairable - at a cost. In your case it's a write-off.
Bye

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:37 PM
OT Means Off Topic

beetle
16-10-2003, 04:37 PM
OT means off topic - not computer related.

beetle

Graham L
16-10-2003, 04:43 PM
Not really repairable -- the tube is likely to be aluminium. Anyway, even repaired, it can't be filled with the same gas (R12 is banned) and the efficiency is poor when a unit is used with a different gas.

Perhaps it was rotten, and the only thing holding the gas in was the ice. :D

I think it would come under fair wear and tear --- especially if the fridge is 30 years old --- unless you left obvious scars from over-vigorous chipping.

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:43 PM
if the freezer bit is written off can it be removed and the fridge still useable?

or are you saying the whole fridge is written off?

Peter H
16-10-2003, 04:46 PM
Yes. It would cost far more to repair than to get another used one.
Bye

Graham L
16-10-2003, 04:47 PM
The freezer box is made of the "cold plate" which cools the whole thing. No freezer unit, and it's just an insulated box. An old one is not even a very well insulated box.

oggy
16-10-2003, 04:53 PM
Thanks.
Now I can try and grow back all the hair I've pulled out over this important issue.

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:54 PM
theres only 1-2 small black stratches from my spoon (i can cover up with nailpolish to hide my actions) but the leak/gas spray came from under the compartment..if i took a photo with my digital and put it somewhere with arrows pointing to whats what..would it help...

Happy Harry
16-10-2003, 04:54 PM
Its an ex fridge, its poked, its knackered, its dead, its passed over ,deceased, shagged, broken, faulty and beyond repair.

Once the gas and the oil come out it is hard to get it back into the little hole and keep it in place while you weld up the hole.
Just like when smoke leaks out of your computer, it won't go again untill you put it back in and this never seems to happen.

I can tell you this, as I am a rental owner and have had this happen to 2 of my fridges, caused by weapon wielding tenants.

Hopefully for you, the landlord will just think that it has expired due to old age. Clean up the evidence and hope like hell

Keep smiling

HH

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 04:57 PM
Hopefully for you, the landlord will just think that
it has expired due to old age. Clean up the evidence
and hope like hell

and also hope they arent members of Pressf1.......

beetle
16-10-2003, 04:59 PM
Dearly beloved

we are gathered here today, to say a fond farewell to CCinclairs fridge as it has passed into the beyond....
bow our heads and say a private fond farewell and prayer of thanxs for its long and happy duty.
ashes to oil, dust to dump.

RIP
farewell fridge, goodbye cruel weld,

beetle

jockT
16-10-2003, 05:03 PM
When finally get defrosted, smear some glycerine on it. It will come off a lot easier next time. It saves on teaspoons.

Landlord
16-10-2003, 05:08 PM
> Dearly beloved
>
> we are gathered here today, to say a fond farewell to
> CCinclairs fridge as it has passed into the
> beyond....

Ahem

I should be invited to any service.

Its my fridge after all.

Graham L
16-10-2003, 05:10 PM
So you provide the cold beer. Chris's fridge doesn't work any more. :D

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 06:14 PM
lol landlord nice try :P

and btw i dont drink beer...

gonna talk 2 the "real" landlord 2morrow and hope to sort something out


Chris

PoWa
16-10-2003, 06:25 PM
This is the most OT post I've ever seen on here. Next we'll be asking how to remove spots off the carpet (or something) ;)

caffy
16-10-2003, 06:33 PM
hehe, but the OT posts make PF1 more appealing, dont you think? Depends on what kind of OT, ofc, but yeah they still are cool to read.

I know its a computer-related forum, but its like one big happy(?) family here, and its cool that we can also talk about stuff that's not computer-related.

Jen C
16-10-2003, 06:57 PM
> This is the most OT post I've ever seen on here.

Um ... I know a few far more OT than this. One was started by a current PF1 regular beginning with "L" and involved recommendations for a new brand of laundry powder and fabric softener :D

OT stuff in moderation gives the forum some character and makes a change from the pure techo posts. After all, people need a bit of cheering up when they visit often in an stressed out mood because xyz on their PC won't start/stop/smokes/beeps/limps and they are looking for the nearest window to heave it out.


>...i can cover up with nailpolish to hide my actions

Chris, you live alone I think ... what are you doing with nailpolish and what colour is it? :p

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 07:16 PM
i'm glad to confess i aint a guy who dresses as a girl..
i'm just gonna go and buy some 2morrow and then when i finished with it...theres young kids living next door..they can have it lol..no harm being friendly with neighbours...but in this case i think i mite throw it away after use to hide my covering up actions lolol..and since the freezer compartment is silver, the polish would have to be that colour unless u jen (ur a girl/lady by te sounds of the name) gonna tell me that silver is not in polish colour as i wouldnt know....



and i thought the most OT post was something on septemeber 11...or something else

and laundry powder, i'd go with cold water surf...

PoWa
16-10-2003, 07:40 PM
> Um ... I know a few far more OT than this. One was started by a current PF1 regular beginning with "L" and involved recommendations for a new brand of laundry powder and fabric softener :D

What! Rofl I must have missed it :) Anyway, I'm going to start up my OT thread tomorrow about what to do when your pen might be broken - should I buy a new one, replace the ink, invent a new pen, which colour is the best, whats the most expensive, what materials, nicest to use etc etc. Or maybe I'll start up what paper tissues are the best...all of lifes trivialities..

You know there is another forum that frequents in this...its the tradme general forum. (I think it has a higher user base too). This is where nz's most cabbage people convene to discuss things they can't figure out by themself. :p But in light of that, this is much less trivial than what goes on over there.

Did anyone realise that while everyone is bumping up these OT threads, another thread where someone is having a computer problem gets dropped off the main page. How about a sticky thread that everyone posts their OT stuff in there. Then the thread can take whichever direction it wants and it doesn't stop people questions being answered.

Jen C
16-10-2003, 08:17 PM
I did say OT in moderation ....

However, you will find that it is uncommon for a post go unanswered around here, and that would be because someone has a very obscure problem that no advice can be dug up for, or it is of such a specialised nature that only one or two people could give advice on - and they may not visit the forum everyday or something :D

Myself, and many others undoubtly, always check right back through pages for unanswered posts. So I would hope that no ones problem will go unanswered because of a popular OT thread.

It is when OT's turn into flame wars that we run the risk of having them banned.

2c

realises that replying to this OT thread will bump it back to the top again ... oops

godfather
16-10-2003, 08:23 PM
Bumping the same thread each time does not always "push others down the page".
Its still the same thread.
It only displaces 1 line, not one each time it bumps (assuming its that popular it stays on the same page)

And this has been one of the better OT's.

Particularly beetles Eulogy.
Very moving.
Particularly the "Goodbye cruel weld" bit.

beetle
16-10-2003, 08:33 PM
:8}

thanxs goddie, its in the genetics or something, musta rubbed off the from the outlaw family thing or something,
?:|
but as you know im good at speeling things out, not proud to say it but i can utter rubbish as good as the next person..... :p


its been entertaining certainly and some OT's are good while some can be tiresome,
but i think pf1 would lack something if they banned them....

long live pf1,

beetle

Heather P
16-10-2003, 09:06 PM
A small point that everyone seems to have overlooked...

If an appliance is supplied with the accommodation then the repair of same is the landlord's responsibility. Mind you, if the tenant has inflicted willfull damage (with a teaspoon) then said landlord could have grounds for complaint and could argue this through the tenancy services.

This also applies to stove top elements. Not quite sure what tenants do to the things - but if one goes the landlord has to replace it.

If in doubt try tenancy services for a verdict - they do respond to email. (email link bottom left of page) http://www.minhousing.govt.nz/tenancy/index.html

effenhell
16-10-2003, 09:15 PM
> This also applies to stove top elements. Not quite
> sure what tenants do to the things -

They probably use the elements to heat up knives for spotting hashish

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 09:19 PM
lol
like they would be in hotels..if u watched news at 6pm u would know...
stupid "P".....

mmm yeah i actually thjought of that an if they really want me to replace the fridge then i can quite happly go to the op shop and find something for a couple 20s...

btw if ur all wondering..i've got a m8s beer fridge for use now...

and i actually appreciate your comments here too :)

and someone here mentioned they were a landlord or something...and if u had heard that ur tenant did something similar to what i did...what would you do? make them replace fridge or let it go coz it was so old...or kick them out or what?

Rod ger
16-10-2003, 09:19 PM
Hey YOUR worried about a 30 year old fridge???????????
The landlord should have replaced it 10 years ago on principal(if landlords know about such things) ie. the principal of keeping up the standards, like he hasen't put the rent up in that time!!
Bye the way I have been a landlord and would have loved to have had a tenant with your attitude,

Heather P
16-10-2003, 10:36 PM
Well we had a tenant who's brother broke the toilet seat standing on it whilst cleaning the ceiling when they were moving out. She offered to pay for the seat but I figured that they had left the place so clean (the stove glistened and at least I didn't have to clean the ceiling!) that we'd pay.

Depends a bit on the landlord - and how long they've owned the flat. If it was a recent purchase finances could be really tight (like rents don't cover out-goings). Many landlords can be "Asset Rich, Cash Poor" - money is in the land rather than there to feed the cat.

Personally I prefer it when tenants own up to things. I get less than happy when I hear about things third hand.

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 10:51 PM
the situation here is kinda hard coz the landlord has actually given the "landlord" rights to the real estate agent as they are wanting to sell the block of flats...and the fridge wasnt part of the flat when we looked but we requested one since i didnt have a fridge so they just took it out of one of the empty flats around ere..

so for me to contact landlord i would actually be contating the real estate agent...

so u reckon i just be honest and say i stuffed it when trying to defrost it with a spoon? and hope the punishment is soft if any...

and just had a look at tenancy agreement and it said replace any damaged or broken items with similar value..but this fridge is over 30 years old...so if i got a 2nd hand one that works and same size as old one and has a freezer in it...and told landlord b4 i did this that i buggered old one and gonna get a 2nd hand one of similarity to replace it..they would be fine wont they?

Heather P
16-10-2003, 11:08 PM
Agents tend to be less of a soft touch than owners (sometimes).

Basically I'd suggest owning up. If you've only had it a short time and it frosted up it sounds like it was a bit faulty anyway - seals going. You might be lucky and get them to agree to either replacing it or dumping it (thus any new one is yours rather than theirs).

As a landlord I'd much rather know in advance when tenants are going to replace or repair things themselves. Shall we mention a certain garage door that someone backed into recently? Perhaps not.

Owning up before replacing it is the best option - saves disputes later.

csinclair83
16-10-2003, 11:13 PM
Ok will own up 2morrow and go from there...and since you all have helped/encouraged me and gave me ideas/comments on what i could do etc and the nice lil farewall (thanks beetle) i'll let you know how i got on..

btw: how many of u guys are landlords these days? or used to be...

and i've only been here since start of july so just under 4-5 months...

Murray P
17-10-2003, 12:19 AM
ROTFLMAO :D :D

Chris, go with; the thing leaked once the ice was loosened. It sounds like the most plausible explanation if the gas came from the underside of the ice box while you were smashing the cr*p out of the inside, it must be totally unrelated. Its probably just a manufacturing fault anyway.

Cheers Murray P

csinclair83
17-10-2003, 11:07 AM
The verdict....

drumroll.......................................... .....................

Thanks for the email I have spoken with the owner and he has advised that we should get the fridge taken away which I will organise, he is not looking to replace and he isn't wanting anything from you, but you will need to provide your own fridge from now on.


i'm glad its all good :) i used abit of ur comments murrary and i also think i was abit too honest as i actually said i did make a few stratch marks from my actions, and even said that if a replacement is needed i'm willing to get it, unless some other agreement was reached...but am glad it turned out this way...


So guys...thanks for all ur help/comments/advice....and the joke mr landlord.... :-)

now life can go on without being guilty hehe

Landlord
17-10-2003, 11:10 AM
Honesty pays, my good tenant.
:)

csinclair83
17-10-2003, 11:12 AM
u know landlord...u bring a smile 2 my face with ur messages, even if your trying to be serious..i know u are but hehe...

Heather P
17-10-2003, 11:45 AM
Hi Chris,

Glad you're happy.

A few words of advice:
1. Contact the Council and see if they have an inorganic collection coming up - saves dumping fees

2. Remember it pays to contact the Property Manager in advance on things. Keeps the landlord happy (little things are often easy to fix but mount up and can cause downtime for the landlord at tenancy end. We'd much rather fix things as they go wrong than have a week's vacancy whilst we fix a dozen things at once!)

3. Print out and keep a copy of the email with your tenancy agreement. If the flat is sold the new owner may demand a frig as a replacement. The email makes it clear the problem is resolved so clears you of liability.

4. In future either leave the frig to defrost on it's own or, if you have to speed it up, put bowls of boiling water in it or use a hairdrier!

Winston001
17-10-2003, 01:03 PM
Just curious Chris.
How many dinnersets do you go through a year?
Or have you moved to steel cups and plates :D

csinclair83
17-10-2003, 01:23 PM
i'll look into that council removing thing..

and dinnersets..welll the first 2 weeks i lived here i broke 3 plates....but since then nothing....*touch wood*.....and its nearly 5 months been here or 4..lost track of time...

and no still going thru china if thats what plates are made of.. :P

Heather P
17-10-2003, 04:00 PM
and how many spoons have you bent?

csinclair83
17-10-2003, 04:01 PM
none actually coz it was soft enuf to just scoop out like soft icecream is lol

beetle
17-10-2003, 04:10 PM
so how did you manage to scratch it so bad that it died then?

beetle

Scouse
17-10-2003, 04:34 PM
Hi
I've followed this saga closer than Corro Street. Classic. Keep it up guys and gals. And delighted that honesty and a simple acceptance of responsibility prevailed. I like most of you more and more each day.

beetle
17-10-2003, 05:21 PM
and if we got paid as well as the coro st people we'd be onto something...

and yes all pf1's people are lovable (almost all ...... their recent postings may give a clue) :p

beetle

Tom McB
17-10-2003, 05:24 PM
30 years for a fridge is just amazing like, they just don't make 'em like that these days.

Had to replace my 15 yr old gentle annie wm last week. Friends say whiteware don't seem to live past 5.

1. golden rule of defrosting: never use a sharp object to pry off ice from fridge/freezer walls

2. SCRUD - the waxy deposit left on a wm by frequent use of fabric softener (not to be confused with the long missing half of a pair of socks)

Cheers
T

Murray P
17-10-2003, 05:29 PM
Chris. Glad I could be of assistence but, I didn't mean for you to mention the "smashing the cr*p" bit to your landlord. But at the end of the day you've done what you feel is right and it's worked out which goes to show you were right to take thaty path. Well done.

Maybe you could use the old fridge as a trade in. That would kill 2 birds, partly, disposal and cost of an upgrade. Good luck and thanks for the entertainment, sincerely, precious.

Cheers Murray P

Heather P
17-10-2003, 10:13 PM
>30 years for a fridge is just amazing like, they just don't make 'em like that these days.

About 30 years ago my parents had a rather noisy frig.

An aunt and uncle came to stay and my parents were talking to them about the borer in the house (the standing joke was it was the borer holding hands that kept the house standing).

In the morning my white and shaken aunt emerged stating that yes we did have a problem - the borer had been keeping her awake all night chewing their way noisily through the walls!

Then there was the early automatic washing machine that bounced it's way around the laundry. Mum solved the problem by sitting on it reading the paper...

-=JM=-
17-10-2003, 11:35 PM
> Then there was the early automatic washing machine that bounced it's way > around the laundry. Mum solved the problem by sitting on it reading the >paper...

What was it that Bruce was saying about this place being family forum.....

csinclair83
17-10-2003, 11:37 PM
i dont see nefing wroing with sitting on a washing machine with a newspaper if its stopping it from moving around?....

Susan B
18-10-2003, 04:36 PM
LMAO :D

Sorry to drag this thread back up the page but just had to say how much I enjoyed it -- it's just like old times. :-)


Beetle: I really lost it with your little fridge "prayer" - you're my type of girl, I'm keeping you on! :p :D

beetle
19-10-2003, 03:45 PM
we aim to please..... :D

beetle

Murray P
19-10-2003, 05:09 PM
> LMAO

> Sorry to drag this thread back up the page but just had to say how much
> I enjoyed it -- it's just like old times.


> Beetle: I really lost it with your little fridge "prayer" - you're my type of
> girl, I'm keeping you on!


>> we aim to please..... :D
> >
>> beetle

Just re-read the whole thing wif my wiffy, who very rarely ventures anywhere near a PF1 sceen. A satisfying couple of hours cruising :)

Cheers Murray P

beetle
19-10-2003, 05:15 PM
ya better watch out then she may ban you from pf1 and take it over herself.... :p :D

fun and learning is what it is all about i feel. if it aint fun you dont do it again.....

and welcome Mrs Murray P.... welcome to pf1.
come see us again sometime.

have a nice evening
beetle

csinclair83
25-11-2003, 02:04 PM
Hellooooooooooooooo
yes bringing this thread back up again...but with my experience in hand...

the fridge i have now..is a small bar fridge and has a ice compartment which is big enough for 2-3 meat trays from the supermarket, and now its getting all iced up which obviously means it needs a defrosting...

i've turned the fridge off and got a oven tray under it so the ice can melt and fall off itself...

is that the correct way to go? (yes u can say i'm scared of diving in with something incase i damage it again as this one is on loan from gf's parents)

theres no meat to go in it, i got the last one out for tea tonight, so time doesnt really matter as long it is done today :-)

Winston001
25-11-2003, 02:21 PM
YO Chris (as in the friendly African- American greeting showing brotherly solidarity in the face of redneck non-geeks)
This new fridge may not have particularly effective door seals. A build up of ice generally occurs when there is plenty of air movement in and out of the fridge. Put a strip of rubber window sealant (hardware shop) as a cheap fix around where the door closes against the fridge.

Defrosting is usually achieved by leaving the door open and the switch off. No spoons necessary!

csinclair83
25-11-2003, 02:26 PM
yeah its got a lil gap between the "fridge" and the "door" when tis close, no more than a few millimetres...

so this rubber sealant stuff? is it cheap? and how do u actually put it on or would the package have instructions?

i suppose a trip to mitre10 would be on my agenda for later today or tommorrow

yeah i know no spoons...is there anything i can use or should i just learn some patience and let it defrost with nature's help (warm air)

Winston001
25-11-2003, 03:52 PM
You can buy strips of weatherseal at hardware shops. Used for making windows and doors weathertight.
Comes in different thicknesses and durability. Some are simply thin foam
with a glue backing. Others are hollow rubber which squeeze when the window etc is closed. Not expensive compared to a new fridge seal. Having said that, it might be worth checking the cost of a replacement seal.

As to defrosting, my dear mum used to put a pot of hot water in the freezer compartment to speed things up.

By the way, is there by any chance a cow, formerly of Tokoroa, in your fridge?
Could explain why the door won't close. It's hiding from Elephant. Just leave it there.

csinclair83
25-11-2003, 03:58 PM
Ok...


good idea about hot water but its pratically almost melted now...
(oven is on cooking a cake next to fridge) so yeah...

i'll go to mitre 10 2morrow and see whats what...
the "seal" is that the rubber bit that goes around the door and keeps air in and out of fridge? (like that ad we see on tv)

Elephant
25-11-2003, 10:44 PM
It's probably a Sheep stuck in there. He'd notice a real big gap if it was a cow. :-)

Yep..... The sheep hide from me as well!!!

csinclair83
25-11-2003, 10:48 PM
if u lost a few sheep or cows less than 100cms in height and 40-50cms in width then u come see me...

my fridge is only a bar one...it works thats all that matters


what do u actually mean sheep and cows hide from you? are u a farmer whos lost their animals?

godfather
25-11-2003, 10:58 PM
The seal used in fridge doors is not the household "weatherseal" type.

The fridge seal has a magnetic strip on it, and this is all that holds the door closed. You will need to use the correct type of seal, check the yellow pages for someone that repairs and renews fridge seals. I am not aware that mitre 10 will sell such things as they are likely brand and model specific.

Fridge seals are also different to aquatic seals you find near the sea(the "arf arf" type)

If you are thinking of putting a real seal in the fridge, please take elephant's cow out first. Or was it an elephant seal, now I am confused.

linw
25-11-2003, 11:28 PM
Before racing out for a new seal (and, yes, forget sponge seals), check the door alignment. The door hinge plates are adjustable and you may be able to get a better seal by loosening the plate(s) and re-aligning the door hang.

Good luck.

Murray P
26-11-2003, 12:07 AM
> It's probably a Sheep stuck in there. He'd notice a
> real big gap if it was a cow. :-)
>
> Yep..... The sheep hide from me as well!!!

Umm... Elephant, tell me, why do the sheep hide from you ?:|

Cheers Murray ;P

Susan B
26-11-2003, 08:44 AM
> If you are thinking of putting a real seal in the fridge, please take elephant's cow out first. Or was it an elephant seal, now I am confused.

Well I took it to be an elephant seal cow.... or should that be a cow elephant seal?


> Umm... Elephant, tell me, why do the sheep hide from you ?:|

Maybe they have an irrational fear of wood chippers?

Winston001
26-11-2003, 09:53 AM
Cs - have a look at this thread to understand why some cows and sheep, particularly in the Tokoroa area, are nervous about Elephant and his woodchipper.

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=41791

I concur with the other sound advice. Do not attempt to use a seal which is foaming. It is probably very cross at being dragged into your kitchen and won't want anything to do with the cow or the sheep. No community of interest you see. ;)

Incidentally, as a good Scotsman, I can tell you that the cheap and simple fix of weatherseal does work. But have a go at adjusting the door first.

godfather
26-11-2003, 10:42 AM
> Incidentally, as a good Scotsman, I can tell you that
> the cheap and simple fix of weatherseal does work.
> But have a go at adjusting the door first.

Also be aware that Winston001 will be using his fridge to keep things warm, as down in Invercargill (also known as Invertarctica) the temperature insde a fridge is usually a few degrees warmer than the outside temperature.

Regretfully I will be spending Xmas down there, I do hope to see one day free from horizontal rain.

Lucy
26-11-2003, 01:46 PM
Looks like there's your answer right there then. I bet if you DID drink beer, the fridge would still be working today!! Next time you get a new fridge, start drinking beer, and I bet it NEVER happens again!! ;) Mine's over 20 years old and full of beer and I've had no problem!! :p I also advise you to buy plastic cutlery in future, they're not quite as dangerous in the wrong hands. ;)

Cheers

Thomas
26-11-2003, 01:58 PM
I can only say,that if Winston007 would only put in an appearance,as apposed to our own 001,these matters I think could be concluded much more expeditiously.;)

Winston001
26-11-2003, 07:47 PM
Unfortunately W007 is off getting the Tardis back from Telecom.
It was in for a service you know.

Well it needed it. In fact it's all your (collective) fault. You see I filled it up with water the other day to find out it's cubic capacity.
Regrettably I overlooked the small matter of the Tardis occupying a different level of space/time on the inside. Its rather larger than it looks.

So when the Invercargill City Council chap came around to complain about me draining a reservoir I realised the research was getting out of hand. And then this rather worried cow turned up.......

Anyway turns out Tardises are not waterproof on the inside. Daleks - no problem, but water......
And to cap it off the door seal has gone. Or was it a dugong?..... No, no definitely a seal. So Telecom have ordered a new one from Japan.

So GF I have taken care of the excess water for your visit.

Merry Christmas :D

beetle
26-11-2003, 08:37 PM
hey just saw a tardis dropping some sheep off at the local airport....

what colour is it W001?????

maybe its rescuing sheep from tokoroa.....?????

:p

beetle

csinclair83
22-12-2003, 05:11 PM
Well I dont really want to bring this whole thread up again but part 2 has started...I'm now in the process of purchasing my first fridge...as i've got a borrowed one but owners are wanting it back mid-end january so i've got some time...
but since i'm so silly i dont even know what to look for in a fridge/freezer? do i go for frost free? low power usage? size? whats the best? what brand is preferable?
And price limit is $800 but am willing to go over a little if required, but the definate maximum is $1000 nothing more at all...but if you have some fridges that are good to get but over $1000, let me know what they are and i'll consider it as this is a "long term" investment, (yes it is one that i wouldnt touch with a teaspoon :P)

cheers in advance

agent
22-12-2003, 07:53 PM
If you want reccommendations based on size, you better tell us the dimensions of the area where the fridge will go... and make sure you leave reasonable gaps around the fridge to allow heat to escape.

Low power consumption is good; whereas frost-free isn't an absolute must (unless you hate defrosting your fridge).

csinclair83
22-12-2003, 07:56 PM
ohh theres 2 meanings to size, one is "litres" of fridge and the other is the area it goes in...that doesnt matter..its litres of fridge as i see some for 200L 300L and so on...

and defrosting the fridge..well i think i would rather have a frostfree to keep my teaspoons out of there...but i dont really mind but if i can get frostfree then its fine with me :-)

outrider
29-12-2003, 12:53 PM
off topic

Winston001
31-12-2003, 12:10 AM
Ah yes Outrider,.....? Did we miss something?

Winston001
31-12-2003, 12:19 AM
Chris - a large and popular type of fridge is the Fisher and Paykel C370.
I have owned 3 of these over 20 years. The first one died after 19.5 years use. No complaints.
370 litres capacity which is family sized.
I think almost all fridges today are frost-free.

You do not have to buy new but get a warranty and buy from a reputable
shop you can eyeball if there is a problem. I'd send you the Consumer reports on fridges if I knew how.

outrider
08-01-2004, 03:34 PM
sadly yes :-(

Winston001
23-02-2004, 02:02 PM
So Chris, how is your refridgeration situation these days?

PoWa
23-02-2004, 05:39 PM
> So Chris, how is your refridgeration situation these days?
LOL.

I call for motion to have this thread locked without delay.

robsonde
23-02-2004, 05:45 PM
I second that.

its very off topic and very out of date.

Nodrog
23-02-2004, 08:13 PM
It's dead man, let it go. Shame though, the landlord can't possibly sting you more than the $5.00 it would cost to dump it if he had to take it himself. Tight rs should supply you with something that would do the job properly. Wouldn't cost more than $200 for good s'hand job, do great for tenant/owner relations though.

Megaman
23-02-2004, 09:01 PM
:D

yes, i agree it should be gone, but it isnt, and it isnt breaking the rules.

therefore it shouldnt get the key

Winston001
02-05-2004, 01:02 AM
So Powa, how's your fridge these days?

You know, I've just been reading some very erudite and cunning posts from StevieRay and Aroc (alas poor Aroc, we knew him well) and for some reason, remembered this venerable thread.

Enjoy. ]:)

Murray P
02-05-2004, 01:10 AM
Winny you can be so naughty, sometimes ;) I wish I didn't post on "that' thread now but feel compelled to do so again. Sucker, yes!

Cheers Murray P

StevieRay
02-05-2004, 01:22 AM
> You know, I've just been reading some very erudite
> and cunning posts from StevieRay and Aroc (alas poor
> Aroc, we knew him well) and for some reason,
> remembered this venerable thread.
>
> Enjoy. ]:)
>

Guess whot Winnie I have been reading some very clever threads by someone bearing a very similar stile to u 2 Winston001
Next you will be adding the 8-{) symbol to your name as well

agent
02-05-2004, 01:50 AM
Pardon me, but I do believe that 8-{) is not a symbol, but a representation.

I could comment that you have successfully managed to pull some of us down to your petty level, and in that regard, you have succeeded in not only pissing people off, but making yourself happy.

Please, give us some insight into your mind.

PoWa
02-05-2004, 01:56 AM
> So Powa, how's your fridge these days?

I don't actually own a fridge, but I guess the one I use is in good running order.

Whats your point exactly?

Murray P
02-05-2004, 02:01 AM
I think --> :| (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=46806&message=267155#267155) might be the point.

Cheers Murray P

PoWa
02-05-2004, 02:04 AM
Nope still don't get it.

Whats the connection with this thread to the other one? I can't see anything.

Murray P
02-05-2004, 02:07 AM
Sigh!

PoWa
02-05-2004, 02:14 AM
Now you've got me confused. Its late, you're going to have to spell it out for me.

Murray P
02-05-2004, 02:25 AM
People are getting hosed off with the snide posts and bickering. Well I am anyway, which is enough for me. Your not the main perp, but happen to be responding do, you'll do. Take it on board please. Thank You.

Cheers Murray P

Growly
02-05-2004, 10:21 AM
Man, who has the time to go and make a brand new username just for this post?

I laughed though.

StevieRay
02-05-2004, 10:24 AM
Its not J-day anymore, but if it wuz I would celebrate with a...... J

Wot has a fridge got to do with a computer anyways. Yeah

metla
03-07-2004, 01:47 PM
bumo.


muhahahahahahaha.

metla
03-07-2004, 01:51 PM
doh!

even fluffed up the spelling.

Baldy
03-07-2004, 01:57 PM
Did the spoon survive, or did it just get seriously bent

cappuccino
03-07-2004, 02:08 PM
> first i wanna say its a old fridge......


Well it must be a darn site older now.

Winston001
16-10-2004, 11:26 PM
Oh yes! My favourite thread is back. I couldn't let it's first birthday pass (but nearly did) without sharing with everyone.

And how is the new fridge? The spoon? :D

alphazulusixeightniner
16-10-2004, 11:35 PM
Somebody please ban Winston for bumping up an old lifeless thread (Any other forum and you'd be gone).
















:D

Billy T
16-10-2004, 11:48 PM
Aw c'mon Azsen, it's an OT thread and kinda amusing at that.

It's nice that Winston remembers anniversaries.

Perhaps we should tell Mrs Winston that.]:)

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :)

sarel
17-10-2004, 06:33 AM
BTW how do one get rid of SCRUD easily ?

Sarel

Valerie
17-10-2004, 08:47 AM
Another appreciative reader - again congrats to CS et al for making this OT post a real rib tickler.

V...

snappernz
17-10-2004, 09:29 AM
how did i miss this thread, just read the whole saga and have to say i still dont know how it ended

beetle
06-05-2005, 06:19 PM
Anyone heard or seen Chris lately???

How is the fridge situation?

Dont hear from you much now.....

:(

beetle

Jen
06-05-2005, 06:22 PM
He probably got sick of being abused for this thread. He was made fun of for quite some time for making this thread ...

Did it need to be dragged up again? Moved thread to correct forum.

Baldy
08-05-2005, 08:22 PM
He probably got sick of being abused for this thread. He was made fun of for quite some time for making this thread ...

Did it need to be dragged up again? Moved thread to correct forum.

Well he abused the fridge first!

Edward
08-05-2005, 09:20 PM
Speaking of abusing users... (http://www.pressf1.co.nz/showpost.php?p=183256&postcount=55) :D

Winston001
25-12-2006, 10:41 PM
BUMP>>>>>>















What the heck - it's Christmas after all. :cool:

Laura
25-12-2006, 11:31 PM
BUMP>>>>>>















What the heck - it's Christmas after all. :cool:

Winston, you wee devil, you -

Is this education for the young-and-as-yet-unfridged members?
Or nostalgia time for the old-with-damaged-seals types?

(Indian travel turns quiet Southland lawyer into man who yearns to live dangerously.
Just don't let Jen catch you...)

R2x1
25-12-2006, 11:54 PM
Oh the good old days

Trev
23-06-2007, 02:38 PM
Bump. I resurected it.
Trevor :)

Jan Birkeland
28-03-2008, 02:57 PM
I'm getting soft, here's your thread back :)

wratterus
28-03-2008, 03:00 PM
I'm getting soft, here's your thread back :)

:wub

jwil1
28-03-2008, 03:39 PM
w00t!

FoxyMX
28-03-2008, 03:48 PM
I'm getting soft, here's your thread back :)

:clap :clap :clap



Thanks Jan. :thumbs:

Erayd
28-03-2008, 06:23 PM
:thumbs:

Metla
28-03-2008, 06:33 PM
:clap :clap :clap



Thanks Jan. :thumbs:


What about the society for the liberation of the Fridge thread......

Winston001
28-03-2008, 06:43 PM
:clap :clap :clap OHHHH YESSSSSSS:clap :clap

R2x1
28-03-2008, 06:43 PM
I reckon it was all caused by putting metric milk in imperial fridges. An unnatural act bound to cause trouble.

Thanks for getting a bit more wear out of the old threads Jan. :d

(Now, what about the one where Metla got a few tickets on his car after it was stolen.)

beeswax34
28-03-2008, 06:45 PM
Sweet :D

Laura
29-03-2008, 04:32 AM
:clap :clap :clap OHHHH YESSSSSSS:clap :clap

What he said.

Myth
29-03-2008, 06:44 AM
I reckon it was all caused by putting metric milk in imperial fridges. An unnatural act bound to cause trouble.

Thanks for getting a bit more wear out of the old threads Jan. :d

(Now, what about the one where Metla got a few tickets on his car after it was stolen.)Uhhh, what??
Got link?

Incidentally, why has this thread become such a favourite anyway?

FoxyMX
29-03-2008, 12:05 PM
What about the society for the liberation of the Fridge thread......

Brilliant idea. And it did the trick, didn't it. :cool: :thumbs:

FoxyMX
29-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Incidentally, why has this thread become such a favourite anyway?


Guess you had to be there.

And you weren't.

:xmouth: :ban


^^^

rob_on_guitar
29-03-2008, 12:32 PM
liberation of the fridge.....hmmm, for a minute there i thought it was going to be the same group from that Jay and Silent Bob movie! hahahaha :p

wratterus
29-05-2008, 04:24 PM
So yeah.

I :wub this thread.

It's the best thing since sliced bread.

R2x1
29-05-2008, 10:29 PM
Since even before sliced bread :D

wratterus
30-05-2008, 02:27 PM
Some may have used the expression:

Sliced bread is the best thing since this thread!

Sweep
04-02-2009, 02:14 AM
My Ex bought a new fridge three or four days ago as her one did not defrost.

wratterus
04-02-2009, 08:17 AM
What happened to the old fridge?

Sweep
04-02-2009, 08:26 AM
What happened to the old fridge?

It went to a flat in the block next next door. For free too.

roddy_boy
04-02-2009, 08:58 PM
My Ex bought a new fridge three or four days ago as her one did not defrost.

Turning it off often helps it to defrost.

Sweep
04-02-2009, 09:10 PM
But fridges these days are self defrosting are they not?

My Ex did not feel like turning a switch off every three months or so.

I will be off shortly to defrost my CPU as it seems to be running at 32% Celsius which has to be way too cool. I rely on the extra heat in winter.

robsonde
20-03-2009, 07:07 PM
bump?

just one last shot before we start auto-locking threads :-)

Sweep
20-03-2009, 07:14 PM
bump?

just one last shot before we start auto-locking threads :-)

Good try there mate. But, as I asked, does this mean any thread is not searchable for those who enjoy it or does it mean that we just can't just reply?

hueybot3000
20-03-2009, 09:24 PM
itd just be closed wouldnt it so no one can repy

incidentally i didnt even have a computer when this thread started...

Laura
20-03-2009, 10:04 PM
itd just be closed wouldnt it so no one can repy

incidentally i didnt even have a computer when this thread started...

...and that possibly applies to lots of you here.
(And No, please don't feel you have to clutter the thread by telling us who you are...)

This is just a warning that anyone who messes wiv our fridge thread faces some heavy-duty protest from some of the Olds.

Yes, maybe you had to be there. But those of us who were enjoy going back occasionally.
Jan has already taken pity on us once - and I know a lawyer in Invercargill who might even look for a suitable writ for us...

Eh, Winston?

hueybot3000
20-03-2009, 10:10 PM
so im messing with the thread?

I thought that answering someones question was a pretty ok thing to do

But back to fridges I take it, i brought one recently (literally 4 days ago). It ices up...but thats good! means the beers are covered in ice when i grab one!

Winston001
20-03-2009, 11:41 PM
...
Jan has already taken pity on us once - and I know a lawyer in Invercargill who might even look for a suitable writ for us...

Eh, Winston?

Yes indeedy Laura, I can see a Writ of Mandamus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandamus) or Prohibition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_%28writ%29) forming on my desk even as we speak. :D

Sweep
21-03-2009, 12:14 AM
Yes indeedy Laura, I can see a Writ of Mandamus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandamus) or Prohibition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_%28writ%29) forming on my desk even as we speak. :D

Oh dear! Is that common sense or common law?

Fortunately common law is still available to us lesser mortals but I see a lack of common sense from time to time. Myself included.

"I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect."

Don't go creating a precedent though Winston001.

Perhaps lock all threads after x days unless the thread concerned has "fridge" anywhere within searchable text.:thumbs:

Sweep
21-03-2009, 12:20 AM
so im messing with the thread?

I thought that answering someones question was a pretty ok thing to do

But back to fridges I take it, i brought one recently (literally 4 days ago). It ices up...but thats good! means the beers are covered in ice when i grab one!

I don't think you are messing with this thread. But have you yet tried to defrost your 4 day old fridge with a teaspoon?

Myth
21-03-2009, 07:20 AM
People throw away some real classics I have noticed.
Occassionally at work, our delivery guy has to return the customers old appliance. Quite a few of them are still in good nick and have no problem (other than maybe the seals need replacing)

Marketing has done a fine job I guess...