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  1. #1
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    Walk-in Freezer with 3 in of ice frozen in drain pan

    The timer energizes the drain pan heater at the same time as the evaporator coil heaters. Can I just remove the x-terminal from the Timer and leave the pan heater on to melt the ice? Will that burn out the coil defrost heaters? I already cleared the drain, (I got out a blue tab and screw from a solenoid that was stuck in there, and a zip tie) and the drain pipe heater is working so the pipe isn't frozen, and the melting water drains freely out, and is also properly trapped outside. There are two separate evaporators in the space, and the 2nd coil in the freezer working fine. Is there a better way? Thank you.

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    Thread relocated to Refer and Ice

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    Can you not just lower lower the drain pan a few inches and break the ice out with a big wrench? Since you already fixed the clogged drain? It will take forever to melt 3 inches of ice with just the drain pan heater...

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    Hot water
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Hot water
    10-4

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    OK, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Hot water
    X2

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    VERY hot.

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    Hot water or a torch AND your heavy clothes. Also a lot of patience if it's a big evaporator.

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    Hot water, or to your customer, tempered dihydrogen monoxide.

    "It's here in this pump sprayer - I just need to add some hot water from your sink!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjpwalker View Post
    Hot water, or to your customer, tempered dihydrogen monoxide.

    "It's here in this pump sprayer - I just need to add some hot water from your sink!"
    How much extra do you charge for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjpwalker View Post
    Hot water, or to your customer, tempered dihydrogen monoxide.

    "It's here in this pump sprayer - I just need to add some hot water from your sink!"
    Powdered H2O! just add hot water. A little expensive, but a great product. Thanks everyone

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