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post #5386 of 5824
Grab it from the top and rock it toward you. Works for vending machines.

Seriously, though -- if you can't pull it straight out, rock it side to side and pull. Wiggle it out.
post #5387 of 5824
No room to rock side to side, it's making contact with something on both sides. Can't tilt it forward or backwards either.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Could it be that the counters, walls, etc have expanded over the years with moisture or settling? So it was snug getting it in but now is too tight?

I think that's right.

Honestly, this kitchen renovation is a bit of a hack job in places...so I wouldn't be surprised if 2 heavy men shoved it in as far as it would go and called it a day.

Probably not the best time to be doing this. The building turned off the AC a couple of weeks ago, so while I don't have the heat running, I've got windows open and decent humidity, so the walls and cabinets are probably as puffed up as they get.

Unfortunately, leaking water doesn't wait for a good time...and I can't move this thing.
The thin copper supply to the fridge comes after the cold faucet shutoff...not sure if it has a separate shutoff behind the fridge (but I can't reach it anyways.
Don't want to be without cold water until mid-winter when the building dries out...so I'm going to have to figure something out.
post #5388 of 5824
That's just bizarre. Be absolutely sure there's nothing holding it in place. Look at the floor and see if there's a ledge it's stuck on or something. Maybe whoever put your floor in ran out of tile behind the fridge.

Otherwise get a buddy and yank it out. If you could move it a little, two of you can pull it out. Last resort would be a crowbar under a solid part of the bottom.
post #5389 of 5824
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

No room to rock side to side, it's making contact with something on both sides. Can't tilt it forward or backwards either.
I think that's right.

Honestly, this kitchen renovation is a bit of a hack job in places...so I wouldn't be surprised if 2 heavy men shoved it in as far as it would go and called it a day.

Probably not the best time to be doing this. The building turned off the AC a couple of weeks ago, so while I don't have the heat running, I've got windows open and decent humidity, so the walls and cabinets are probably as puffed up as they get.

Unfortunately, leaking water doesn't wait for a good time...and I can't move this thing.
The thin copper supply to the fridge comes after the cold faucet shutoff...not sure if it has a separate shutoff behind the fridge (but I can't reach it anyways.
Don't want to be without cold water until mid-winter when the building dries out...so I'm going to have to figure something out.

 

Aren't you renting?  Can you just bitch to the landlord?  That's the only benefit of renting.

post #5390 of 5824
Thanks for sharing the blog, FM. Cool project.
post #5391 of 5824
Could it be the copper water line holding it in?
post #5392 of 5824

If you can get ahold of a come-along,if you can attach it to the fridge , if you can find an anchor point for the come-along like maybe a 4x4 across an open window,pull a good strain on it and then try to rock it back and forth , side to side, pull some more strain ,repeat. Thats how I'd do it but then I got all that crap in my shop

post #5393 of 5824
I'm thinking it is probably stuck to the paint.

I've got maybe 3/4" of movement on the counter side, but can't get it to budge on the drywall side. Almost sounds sticky when I try to move it. The wall is short and thin (only as deep as the fridge) and I can actually flex it a noticeable amount by leaning on it, but still can't get it to release.

I've got an island across from it--not sure how well it is attached to the ground. I might try slinging it with a rope and then applying tension with some ratchet straps. I can only tie them to the bottom frame where the wheels are since the fridge is too tight to the wall to wrap anything around it (also, no room to rock side-to-side obviously).

2 other things I might try:
I've got a little clearance under the cabinet on the top. so if I could get some sort of hook over the back edge, I could have some leverage to try and tilt the top of the unit forwards. This might help too if Ataturk's thought is right that the back feet are stuck on something.
Might also try to get something like some picture wire or spectra string fed back behind the fridge. If it really has adhered itself to the latex paint, I could use this to "floss" it and break the bond.
post #5394 of 5824
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:slayer:.
Might also try to get something like some picture wire or spectra string fed back behind the fridge. If it really has adhered itself to the latex paint, I could use this to "floss" it and break the bond.
post #5395 of 5824
Winner!

It seems it was stuck to the paint.

Bought a 15" flat bar, stuck a couple of shims under it, stood on it until it bent flat to the floor, and then gave the top of the fridge a few shoves. Heard it crack free from the paint and now it rolls back and forth easily.
post #5396 of 5824
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Grab it from the top and rock it toward you. Works for vending machines.

Seriously, though -- if you can't pull it straight out, rock it side to side and pull. Wiggle it out.

That's what she said
post #5397 of 5824
Plumbing and steel done. I suspect they need to wait for a local inspector to come out before they can shotcrete it but that's the next step in the construction process.
post #5398 of 5824
Unless it didn't pass inspection yesterday it will be shotcrete on Monday. Man, pumps everywhere. This is the pump that will run the monument wall at the back of the pool that will have some three foot sheer descents.

post #5399 of 5824

Pio's pool

post #5400 of 5824
I need some suggestions...

So new wife decided to get a kitchen faucet with a single hole design, but um, the current unit is a 2 hole design. She really wants to keep it, so before I impose my will does anyone have any ideas what I can do with the hole that used to contain the water supply?

I already have a soap dispenser, is there any nifty gadgetry I'm not aware of out there that I can install?

The old design is sorta like this:

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