[Sca-cooks] OOP OT A/C plumbing was Cato as a recipe source

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Jul 6 20:14:09 PDT 2009

> <Bear> I'll transcribe them and post to the list when I have a little
> more time.
> Today, I am reinstalling the drain system for a central A/C and the hot
> water heater safety valve and preparing for and delivering a demo on 
> making
> manchet. >>>
> Thank you. No rush. This is just some ongoing research/interest. I  seem 
> to collect such items.
> Good luck on the drain system. I keep having to unplug mine after the 
> insects? stop up the drain line. Unfortunately, I don't realize it  until 
> the condensation overflows in the hall closet. Pouring a quarter  cup of 
> bleach down the drain occasionally is supposed to keep the line  clear, 
> but I've been forgetting to do that.

I got to watch water pouring from the condenser pan through the furnace and 
the air filter.

Since the drain connects directly to a waste line, there is no problem with 
insects, instead it was the fine quality of the plumbing.  Whoever installed 
it did a very nice job with a number of elbows.  I cut out nearly four feet 
of piping and found each of the elbows choked with sediment (years of 
accumulated fine Oklahoma sand).  I replumbed it as a straight line from the 
pan drain to the two elbows that connect it to the waste line, a single T 
connector to the piping coming off the heater safety valve, and a connector 
that will allow the line to be opened for a plumber's snake.  Not elegant, 
but less likely to clog and easier to clear.

The date got written down wrong, so the manchet demo is a week from today, 
making life a little easier.


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