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Mack
12-02-2003, 07:51 PM
My mother lives in Spring (about 30 minutes north of downtown Houston), and has an old, broken refrigerator in the garage. I used to see classified ads where people would pick up old refrigerators for free, then fix them up and sell them, but I don't see those ads anymore. What's the cheapest/easiest way to get rid of one?

edc
12-02-2003, 07:56 PM
Assuming you can get it to the curb, Heavy Trash Day?

Behad
12-02-2003, 08:00 PM
Remeber, most trash pickup services won't take them now unless the freon has been legally removed from them.


Legally meaning you are supposed to have it done with a freon vaccuum, not simply busting the line and letting it escape.

Mack
12-02-2003, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Behad
Remeber, most trash pickup services won't take them now unless the freon has been legally removed from them.


Legally meaning you are supposed to have it done with a freon vaccuum, not simply busting the line and letting it escape.

Aww crap, now I have to find someone to "vacuum" the freon, too, in addition to hauling away the fridge?

Behad
12-02-2003, 08:44 PM
Of course, if no one "sees" the freon line getting broken, who's to say it wasn't already broken when you got the fridge?



(Attn, all environmentalists: I don't advocate the release of freon to the atmosphere. I simply stating issues that Mack must consider.)

Rockets2K
12-02-2003, 08:48 PM
also, if you do set it to the curb...you should probably take the door off the hinges so that kids wont get trapped in it.

isn't there some sort of law or something like that about this?

RocketsPimp
12-02-2003, 09:00 PM
Post a message for a free refrigerator on the houston.forsale newsgroup. Someone will take it off your hands.

Htownhero
12-02-2003, 09:06 PM
Step one
Find dark street

Step two
Load fridge in truck

Step three
Drive to said street

Step four
Lower tailgate

Step five
Reverse very fast

Step six
Break hard

Step seven
Drive away very fast


Glad I could help :)

Rip Van Rocket
12-02-2003, 09:07 PM
1-800-GOT-JUNK (http://www.1800gotjunk.com/index.asp)

Mack
12-02-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Htownhero
Step one
Find dark street

Step two
Load fridge in truck

Step three
Drive to said street

Step four
Lower tailgate

Step five
Reverse very fast

Step six
Break hard

Step seven
Drive away very fast


Glad I could help :)

What street do you live on? :)

AntiSonic
12-02-2003, 10:33 PM
Is your refrigerator running?

bobrek
12-02-2003, 10:44 PM
See if any High Schools want it for their students to work on in shop class.

Zac D
12-02-2003, 10:50 PM
Ask Dirk Gently how difficult it can be to get rid of an unwanted refrigerator...

Baqui99
12-02-2003, 11:13 PM
As an addendum to Htownhero's post...simply drop it off on the side of empty highway late at night.

tozai
12-02-2003, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by bobrek
See if any High Schools want it for their students to work on in shop class.

What schools have shop class?

PieEatinFattie
12-03-2003, 02:02 AM
Some scrap metal dealers will take it.

Molotov Cocktail
12-03-2003, 02:32 AM
I just hauled mine off to the transfer station...they busted, err legally disconnected, the freon line for me.

(And no, like Behad I don't advocate sending freon into the atmosphere either, but I didn't have much of a choice at the time)

meggoleggo
12-03-2003, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by tozai
What schools have shop class?

Cy Fair HS has shop classes. It's not too far from Spring.

Nomar
12-03-2003, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by Zac D
Ask Dirk Gently how difficult it can be to get rid of an unwanted refrigerator...

Ha!

I would suggest using holistic methods. ;)