Quick Fix For Refrigerator Break Down! ASAP

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Yosemite Sam's Comment
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Hey everybody! (Sideshow bob voice ) LOL So my trainers refrigerator broke down on him few hours ago. He is totally bummed out as anyone would be. Just wondering if anyone has some ideas or solutions as to what he can do. Not so much worried about stuff in refrigerator mostly drinks water juice pop. But want to try and salvage all the meat he has in his freezer. Don't want it all to spoil. I tried to tell him but a cooler and just put it on ice for the meantime. But he's pretty bummed and doesn't really think that will help. Thanks to anyone who might suggest something. ✌🏻️

Susan D. 's Comment
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Cook it all then put it in a cooler? It would last longer. Sorry not much can be done.

Kevin H.'s Comment
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Yes, you should cook as much as you can, if it's raw. But yeah, I found out the hard way that a cooler and ice doesn't keep stuff frozen. Well, maybe it would if you added salt like making ice cream, but i guess it also melts faster. If you can find a place to buy dry ice that might work.

Yosemite Sam's Comment
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Thanks Kurt and Sue I will see if my trainer will try your ideas. Wish there was more I can do to help me.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Dry ice will work to keep it semifrozen. Other than a freezer you won't keep it solid but you should be able to keep it from thawing and spoiling with the dry ice

Rick S.'s Comment
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How much meat does he have in his freezer?

Those truck refrig's (even the factory installed ones) don't have a whole lot in the way of frozen storage to begin with. Not that I advocate just throwing away $$ - but what could it hold? $20 worth?

Cook it and eat it.

Problem going FORWARD if it's a lease truck - he's gonna be on the hook for the replacement (unless it's new enough to be warranty - and then you'll end up stuck at a dealer waiting for a replacement to come in). Same thing with a company truck - and they're not likely to let you down the truck and sit, waiting for a REFRIGERATOR.

Rick

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Farmerbob1's Comment
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Hey everybody! (Sideshow bob voice ) LOL So my trainers refrigerator broke down on him few hours ago. He is totally bummed out as anyone would be. Just wondering if anyone has some ideas or solutions as to what he can do. Not so much worried about stuff in refrigerator mostly drinks water juice pop. But want to try and salvage all the meat he has in his freezer. Don't want it all to spoil. I tried to tell him but a cooler and just put it on ice for the meantime. But he's pretty bummed and doesn't really think that will help. Thanks to anyone who might suggest something. ✌🏻️

Call nearby Wal-Marts and grocery stores. Find out who has dry ice. Get a big cooler and a bunch of dry ice.

Cooler + dry ice = frozen meat.

Big Ben's Comment
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If you do use dry ice just be safe and make sure your Windows are down so you don't accidentally suffocate. Not sure if the cooler will help with that I myself haven't tried dry ice in the truck in a cooler only because I don't want to die lol

Farmerbob1's Comment
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If you do use dry ice just be safe and make sure your Windows are down so you don't accidentally suffocate. Not sure if the cooler will help with that I myself haven't tried dry ice in the truck in a cooler only because I don't want to die lol

I'm no doctor, and I agree with the windows, but carbon dioxide if not carbon monoxide. My understanding is that it takes a great deal of the stuff to interfere with your health. It is commonly used for fog effects in crowded public events, for example. That said, it is heavier than air, and will pool and concentrate in low places. If you do use it in a cooler, keep the air circulating in the truck.

If you don't have a cloud in your truck, you're probably okay, but opening the vents would be a good idea. The container that you get the dry ice from will almost certainly have handling instructions. Failing that, you can Google the MSDS like I did.

G-Town's Comment
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If you do use dry ice just be safe and make sure your Windows are down so you don't accidentally suffocate. Not sure if the cooler will help with that I myself haven't tried dry ice in the truck in a cooler only because I don't want to die lol

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I'm no doctor, and I agree with the windows, but carbon dioxide if not carbon monoxide. My understanding is that it takes a great deal of the stuff to interfere with your health. It is commonly used for fog effects in crowded public events, for example. That said, it is heavier than air, and will pool and concentrate in low places. If you do use it in a cooler, keep the air circulating in the truck.

If you don't have a cloud in your truck, you're probably okay, but opening the vents would be a good idea. The container that you get the dry ice from will almost certainly have handling instructions. Failing that, you can Google the MSDS like I did.

Indeed...

Carbon Dioxide it it's gaseous state is what we exhale after taking a breath. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion (and a component of cigarette smoke), and yes it's highly poisonous in unventilated areas.

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