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timcheng00
01-08-2005, 09:52 PM
my little brother is washing the dishes when he calls me over for help. he hands me a mug with a tall glass in it. he claims that while washing the two, he just put (didn't force it) the glass inside the mug and picked it up a little later to find the two stuck fast.

the cups were cold when he handed them to me so i suspected that there was some heat expansion and subsequent contraction involved. i tried running both under hot water at first but realized i had to heat the mug and not the glass. i filled the glass with cold water and again tried running the mug under hot. then i tried putting ice in the glass and heating it over a candle, and then putting it on the stove. still no luck.

and momma claims these are her two favorite cups, so no breaking one to salvage the other.

PICS:
pic1 (http://s91718717.onlinehome.us/img/glass1.jpg)
pic2 (http://s91718717.onlinehome.us/img/glass2.jpg)

any ideas?

laxjax13
01-08-2005, 09:54 PM
put some soap into it and twist

AgaBoogaBoo
01-08-2005, 09:54 PM
soap/oil

TheGeek
01-08-2005, 09:54 PM
hehe. rofl

lavagirl669
01-08-2005, 09:55 PM
try some lube, that should work....

Heisenberg
01-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Maybe try spraying some cooking oil on them.

jlee
01-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Hmm.

I was going to suggest the hot/cold water thing..can it move at all, or is it completely stuck (ie no movement at all)?

Xponential
01-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Liquid soap, oil, lotion. Any of those will do. Try to slowly wiggle back and forth.

notfred
01-08-2005, 09:55 PM
hold the mug on it's side and lightly tap it on the counter. This worked for us when I used to work at a cafe and the glases sometimes got stuck inside one another.

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 09:56 PM
completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing

HappyPuppy
01-08-2005, 09:56 PM
Just let it sit at room temperature until the hydraulic seal dissipates. You will then be able to separate them.

Patience, Little Grasshopper, patience. ;)

notfred
01-08-2005, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing

Hold sideways, tap on ccunter.

funggorgor
01-08-2005, 09:58 PM
Try liquid cleanser to reduce friction between the two the cups

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:00 PM
tapping doesnt seem to do anything. and im afraid to chip anything

HappyPuppy
01-08-2005, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
tapping doesnt seem to do anything. and im afraid to chip anything



You don't listen very well, do you? :disgust:

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:04 PM
yes i do, but your method takes more time than the others suggested so i figured i'd try those first

wiredspider
01-08-2005, 10:09 PM
Hehe...

jlee
01-08-2005, 10:09 PM
yes i do, but your method takes more time than the others suggested so i figured i'd try those first
By the time you try all the others, you might as well have tried that one. :P

Toastedlightly
01-08-2005, 10:11 PM
just let it dry, my young padawan

<- worked at resturant for 2 years

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:18 PM
okay i'm waiting now

etalns
01-08-2005, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
okay i'm waiting now

Tick tock... Tick tock... Tick tock...

quakefiend420
01-08-2005, 10:22 PM
still waiting?....don't syringer us damnit...we demand up to the minute updates ;)

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:23 PM
fine. its still stuck =P

gabosgab
01-08-2005, 10:25 PM
KY + AstroGlide + 10W-30

quakefiend420
01-08-2005, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
fine. its still stuck =P

lol

Ornery
01-08-2005, 10:31 PM
Hold them with mouths down, tap up against the rim of the mug sharply with a wooden spoon or similar sized block of wood. Be ready to catch the glass as it drops free.

Gibsons
01-08-2005, 10:34 PM
put the outer cup into a pot of hot water, put some ice cubes into the smaller inner cup. start pulling...

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by: Ornery
Hold them with mouths down, tap up against the rim of the mug sharply with a wooden spoon or similar sized block of wood. Be ready to catch the glass IF it drops free.

corrected

Chello02
01-08-2005, 10:38 PM
break the mug, we all have more mugs than we need.........

Nitemare
01-08-2005, 10:39 PM
Drill a hole through the bottom of the coffee cup to release the air pocket

Tell your mom it was like that when you found it.

Baked
01-08-2005, 10:39 PM
Man, just get a freaking vise grip on the jug, and pull the glass out.

Wag
01-08-2005, 10:42 PM
They are mating. Leave them be.

If you're lucky you'll have little cups and saucers running around.

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:45 PM
nitemare: the base of the glass is hexagonal so theres no problem with an air pocket if youre wondering.

also, the glass budges sharply between two positions now, if i apply a pretty considerable force, so... i'll continue waiting it out.

how exciting

Nitemare
01-08-2005, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
nitemare: the base of the glass is hexagonal so theres no problem with an air pocket if youre wondering.

also, the glass budges sharply between two positions now, if i apply a pretty considerable force, so... i'll continue waiting it out.

how exciting

The bottom of the glass is hexagonal or circular?

timcheng00
01-08-2005, 10:49 PM
bottom is hexagonal. i can pour water into the mug and it will go underneath the glass. not that i did, because i'm listening to happypuppy and toastedlightly and letting it dry.

all this talk makes me thirsty i'm gonna get a drink

Schneider879
01-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by: Nitemare
Drill a hole through the bottom of the coffee cup to release the air pocket

Tell your mom it was like that when you found it.

Better yet don't tell your mom and when she trys to pour coffee and it spills blame it on your brother.

bootymac
01-08-2005, 11:19 PM
Leave it like that, it'll be a kickass muglass

neonerd
01-08-2005, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by: bootymac
Leave it like that, it'll be a kickass muglass

that's what i'd do :D

or you could always whip out that peen you've been hiding in your toolshed ;):Q

bootymac
01-08-2005, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by: neonerd

Originally posted by: bootymac
Leave it like that, it'll be a kickass muglass

that's what i'd do :D

or you could always whip out that peen you've been hiding in your toolshed ;):Q

Same thoughts, same avatar, same age... I'M IN LOVE BATMAN :heart:

loup garou
01-08-2005, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by: bootymac

Originally posted by: neonerd

Originally posted by: bootymac
Leave it like that, it'll be a kickass muglass

that's what i'd do :D

or you could always whip out that peen you've been hiding in your toolshed ;):Q

Same thoughts, same avatar, same age... I'M IN LOVE BATMAN :heart:
Whip out your peen, then.

01-08-2005, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by: notfred

Originally posted by: timcheng00
completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing

Hold sideways, tap on ccunter.

where can i find a ccunter??

and should the OP hold the ccunter sideways while tapping it (the ccunter)

Valhalla1
01-08-2005, 11:35 PM
get rid of that freaking mug for starters

01-08-2005, 11:35 PM
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer

KMurphy
01-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Nuke them in the microwave until the moisture turns to steam and pushes them apart.

timcheng00
01-09-2005, 12:15 AM
tried the microwave after it still stuck after sitting for a few hours. it actually only budged twice and will budge no more.

troytime's suggestion sounds interesting though... the freezer one, that is

aidanjm
01-09-2005, 12:16 AM
smash them

Evadman
01-09-2005, 12:20 AM
My God, how hard is it to figure out? fill the mug waith water and toss it in the freezer. when the water freezes it will push out the glass. It will probably scratch the inside of the mug in 8 spots though.

Nitemare
01-09-2005, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
tried the microwave after it still stuck after sitting for a few hours. it actually only budged twice and will budge no more.

troytime's suggestion sounds interesting though... the freezer one, that is

Rapid change in temperature will possibly shatter the glass

Nebor
01-09-2005, 12:48 AM
Originally posted by: Nitemare

Originally posted by: timcheng00
tried the microwave after it still stuck after sitting for a few hours. it actually only budged twice and will budge no more.

troytime's suggestion sounds interesting though... the freezer one, that is

Rapid change in temperature will possibly shatter the glass

Like the rapid change in the temperature of your mood shatters my heart... :brokenheart:

But I still love the way you touch me baby. :evil:

timcheng00
01-09-2005, 02:47 AM
And the winner is....



Originally posted by: troytime
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer

:)
Text (http://s91718717.onlinehome.us/img/glass3.jpg)

thanks guys! now i'm going to sleep

tami
01-09-2005, 02:58 AM
nice pics. good job. what a wonderful lesson for all to take home with them.

MillionaireNextDoor
01-09-2005, 03:17 AM
ATOT does it again

Baked
01-09-2005, 03:42 AM
Yeah, except that glass looks cracked in several places now.

BruinEd03
01-09-2005, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by: troytime
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer


Troytime: Just curious...since it's successful...how does that thing work? like what role does the water, and freezer play in releasing it? (Yes, I'm genuinely curious).

-Ed

Mo0o
01-09-2005, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by: BruinEd03

Originally posted by: troytime
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer


Troytime: Just curious...since it's successful...how does that thing work? like what role does the water, and freezer play in releasing it? (Yes, I'm genuinely curious).

-Ed

Water expands when in the solid form so it nudges the glass out.

BruinEd03
01-09-2005, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by: Mo0o

Originally posted by: BruinEd03

Originally posted by: troytime
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer


Troytime: Just curious...since it's successful...how does that thing work? like what role does the water, and freezer play in releasing it? (Yes, I'm genuinely curious).

-Ed

Water expands when in the solid form so it nudges the glass out.

Hm...I'd have thought it'd expand into the crevices so that it would surround the glass. Fascinating though.

-Ed

quakefiend420
01-09-2005, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by: timcheng00
And the winner is....



Originally posted by: troytime
if the bottom isn't round, it's not being held in there by a vacuume or waterseal

put just enough water in the mug to touch the bottom of the glass
put the whole concoction in the freezer

:)
Text (http://s91718717.onlinehome.us/img/glass3.jpg)

thanks guys! now i'm going to sleep

w00t

01-09-2005, 04:57 PM
awesome

glad it worked! :D

what do i win?

blurredvision
01-09-2005, 05:07 PM
Very interesting thread............

Solarium
01-09-2005, 05:12 PM
I can't believe so much science is involved in getting a glass cup unstuck :o