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  1. #1
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    Long Flexible Brush for Cleaning Condensate Trap/Line

    Hi- I have a condensate trap coming off the air handler for my AC as well as a condensate drain line coming from my high efficiency furnace. The two drains end up connecting and drain into 3/4" PVC which then drains into the sump pit in my basement.

    I'd like to find a flexible brush to run down the PVC every year to clear out any potential clogs..at least in the area of the condensate trap, if not further. Do you guys recommend anything?

    Thanks!

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    Cup of clorox prior to ac season won't hurt
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    I know I'm not supposed to post - but bleach going into a sump pit can get pumped out into the yard where pets might be. If a moderator removes my post - please pass this on. Thank you.

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    It's one cup,not 1 gallon
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    Very correct one cup. And when it does pump out - it is diluted with water. So it's not a major issue but something to be aware.

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    I was thinking white vinegar rather than bleach. Wha-do-ya think?

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    Great descaler!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggyhere View Post
    I know I'm not supposed to post - but bleach going into a sump pit can get pumped out into the yard where pets might be. If a moderator removes my post - please pass this on. Thank you.
    ziggyhere,

    I initially deleted your posts, taking you at your word that you weren't permitted to post here. Once I saw my error, I restored those posts.

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    Google ezt406

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    Harbor freight has a nice little brush I picked up

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