Freezer pipe burst solution?
June 19, 2010 7:56 AM Subscribe
I think I've managed to puncture the piping on the freezer section of my fridge.
posted by panboi to home & garden (8 answers total)
The freezer section of my fridge is in dire need of defrosting. Being a complete idiot I decided that the use of a hammer and blunt object would speed things along.
I figured that with a degree of care I could do this without damage by gently dislodging larger portions of ice. During the process, tackling a particularly stubborn section, there was a sudden eruption of what I can only assume was gas from the actual pipes that surround the box (but which stopped soon after).
Does this mean that the fridge is completely finished? Is there a particular health issue with any gassy emissions?
I realise that this a completely dumb approach to a common household chore, but I've been unable to turn up any info on what to do when this happens.