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Old 01-08-2005, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Glass stuck inside a mug *UPDATE: Success!!*

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.

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Old 01-08-2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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put some soap into it and twist
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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soap/oil
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:54 PM   #4
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hehe. rofl
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #5
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try some lube, that should work....
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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Maybe try spraying some cooking oil on them.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
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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)?
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #8
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Liquid soap, oil, lotion. Any of those will do. Try to slowly wiggle back and forth.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:56 PM   #10
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completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:56 PM   #11
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Just let it sit at room temperature until the hydraulic seal dissipates. You will then be able to separate them.

Patience, Little Grasshopper, patience.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:57 PM   #12
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completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing
Hold sideways, tap on ccunter.
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:58 PM   #13
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Try liquid cleanser to reduce friction between the two the cups
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:00 PM   #14
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tapping doesnt seem to do anything. and im afraid to chip anything
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You don't listen very well, do you? :disgust:
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:04 PM   #16
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yes i do, but your method takes more time than the others suggested so i figured i'd try those first
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:09 PM   #17
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Hehe...
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:09 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:11 PM   #19
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just let it dry, my young padawan

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Old 01-08-2005, 11:18 PM   #20
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okay i'm waiting now
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #21
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okay i'm waiting now
Tick tock... Tick tock... Tick tock...
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #22
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still waiting?....don't syringer us damnit...we demand up to the minute updates
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:23 PM   #23
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fine. its still stuck =P
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:25 PM   #24
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KY + AstroGlide + 10W-30
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fine. its still stuck =P
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