Glass stuck inside a mug *UPDATE: Success!!*

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  1. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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    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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    any ideas?
     
  2. laxjax13

    laxjax13 Senior member

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    put some soap into it and twist
     
  3. AgaBoogaBoo

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    TheGeek Golden Member

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    hehe. rofl
     
  5. lavagirl669

    lavagirl669 Diamond Member

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    try some lube, that should work....
     
  6. Heisenberg

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    Maybe try spraying some cooking oil on them.
     
  7. jlee

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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)?
     
  8. Xponential

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    Liquid soap, oil, lotion. Any of those will do. Try to slowly wiggle back and forth.
     
  9. notfred

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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.
     
  10. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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    completely stuck. soap/oil doesnt seem to do a thing
     
  11. HappyPuppy

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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. ;)
     
  12. notfred

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    Hold sideways, tap on ccunter.
     
  13. funggorgor

    funggorgor Senior member

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    Try liquid cleanser to reduce friction between the two the cups
     
  14. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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    tapping doesnt seem to do anything. and im afraid to chip anything
     
  15. HappyPuppy

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    You don't listen very well, do you? :disgust:
     
  16. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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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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    By the time you try all the others, you might as well have tried that one. :p
     
  19. Toastedlightly

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    just let it dry, my young padawan

    <- worked at resturant for 2 years
     
  20. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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    okay i'm waiting now
     
  21. etalns

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    Tick tock... Tick tock... Tick tock...
     
  22. quakefiend420

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    still waiting?....don't syringer us damnit...we demand up to the minute updates ;)
     
  23. timcheng00

    timcheng00 Member

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    fine. its still stuck =P
     
  24. gabosgab

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    KY + AstroGlide + 10W-30
     
  25. quakefiend420

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    lol