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post #11 of 17
Honestly, just call around to your local fridge places and your recycle center. A lot of places will come and haul it off for you for free. That's honestly about the best thing you could do with it at this point. tongue.gif
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I took it down myself my dad call the municipality to take it when a truck is around...


really thanks for all the extremely fast replays and help smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Pao;15024752 
This goes into the history books as awesome!


+1 ... which history books would that be ?rolleyes.gif

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post #14 of 17
You can use the old fridge for anger management purposes. Just get an axe, hammer or even a rock and beat it. It will make you a better person and even a saint!
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post #15 of 17
If it's Freon, then you shouldn't go near it. My brother lived in a 5th wheel next to our house and the frig in it broke, he opened the freezer and the last thing he remembered was waking up on the floor.

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I'm sure a homeless vampire would appreciate your old fridge. You should donate it.
    
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The refrigerant in any household refrigerator built in the last 70 years or so is mostly harmless to humans.

It is only dangerous if you are in a confined area with enough of it to displace the oxygen to low enough levels to be a problem, or the refrigerant is burned.

Depending on the refrigerant in question, you get a variety of acid vapors when the refrigerant is burned. Hydrochloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, various carbolic acids, etc..
All nasty stuff to breath. I do HVAC work, so I've had at least my share of getting a sniff of them.frown.gif

There is a persistent myth that phosgene gas can be created when R-22 refrigerant, like your age of refrigerator would have, is burned.
It is based on faulty tests done in the 1930's by DuPont, and was in text books, industry literature, and MSDS sheets for decades. It wasn't until the late 80's or early 90's that someone actually finally used modern test methods to find out that you couldn't actually get phosgene gas from burning R-22 under any conditions that were even remotely likely to occur.
There are still people to this day that will argue passionately about it too, lol.
Edited by Caleal - 9/24/11 at 1:19am
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