Long time readers here at No Facilities will remember my epic battles with my coworkers and the ice sheet in the freezer of our office refrigerator. At the first sign of weakness, I dispatched that fridge. A coworker took it home but vowed not to connect the ice-maker. I didn’t care, it was gone, and I was determined to be out of the ice clean-up business. Toward that goal, I purchased a new refrigerator that only delivers ice through the door. Mission accomplished.
Or so I thought.
Last week, we had a big meeting in the office. We served lunch, but we purchased way too much food. Or we purchased the right amount of food but invited too many diet-conscious people. In storing the leftovers, the side-by-side doors were open a long time. Long enough, apparently, for the crushed ice in the ice-maker’s delivery chute to melt and refreeze – perhaps several times. The next day, ice, cubed or crushed was not being dispensed.
The logic of the day appeared to be, “if we request enough ice, the ice-maker will eventually push through the clog.” Trust me, adding “material” to a clogged system in an attempt to clear the obstacle – NEVER WORKS!
By the time I was called, the situation was beyond control. Ice had spilled into the refrigerator compartment and, once the doors were opened, onto the floor. When those present explained the theory of adding ice behind an ice damn, I said:
“This is how the Great Lakes were formed!”
People probably didn’t notice that happening, either.
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