Recommened to anyone with an AC system with condensate drain


Tom King
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I put one of these in them when I remember to.  Hopefully around the end of June.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077QKXPVC?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

I have one that I always get a call around the end of June that it's stopped working.  I know what the problem is.  I keep a small ShopVac in that attic, and put a handtightened union in the drain line past the trap.  I take the union apart, and suck whatever is blocking the trap out.  Then I suck all the water out of the drain pan. Put the union back together, and take the top off that ShopVac so the water can evaporate by the next time I need to do it.

I put one of these traps on that one, and a pack of the strips.  Hopefully I'll get better at remembering to put one in beginning of Summers.

Around here, it's not if, but when one will block.

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Wish I would've seen this a few months ago. Would have saved me a service call. I was looking for something like this but couldn't find anything on the internet. Google has really gotten bad. 

Thanks for posting Tom. I'll use this in my new house. 

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