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    chlorine tablets

    what's your opinion on putting chlorine tablets in the drain pans. Thanks for the good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fliks View Post
    what's your opinion on putting chlorine tablets in the drain pans. Thanks for the good advice.

    works great for keeping slime from building up

    too bad it eats up all the metal components



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    I use drain tablets......all the time


    so whats the real question????? Cause I know you got one hidden there somewhere. Might as well come out with it now.
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    I wouldn't. Just asking for a leak.
    Beware of advice given by some guy on the Internet.

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    pan tablets yes, chlorine tablets no way......

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    pan tabs are enzymes. like rid x in a septic tank. bleach, chlorine kills the enzymes and everything else, unfortunately it causes corrosion. pan tabs work great.
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    Instant corrosion, not advised. Save the tablets for the pool and spa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyii View Post
    pan tabs are enzymes. like rid x in a septic tank. bleach, chlorine kills the enzymes and everything else, unfortunately it causes corrosion. pan tabs work great.
    There you go.Good answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyii View Post
    pan tabs are enzymes. like rid x in a septic tank. bleach, chlorine kills the enzymes and everything else, unfortunately it causes corrosion. pan tabs work great.
    What about putting bleach is the condensate vents (PVC)?

    Have roamed the HVAC isles at the big box stores; never saw pan tablets. Do they sell them?

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    No chlorine.....Look at the bottom of a pool those rust stains you seen in the shape of hair pins and quarters are from one day of being in 2-10 ppm pool water.....any more and the process speeds up.

    The only time I would use bleach is for a main drain not a condensate drain line. If it's that bad blow it out/vacuum it out or replace it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ampulman View Post
    What about putting bleach is the condensate vents (PVC)?

    Have roamed the HVAC isles at the big box stores; never saw pan tablets. Do they sell them?

    AM
    You could pour bleach down the vent but, most clogs happen in / at the the drain pan inside the cabinet. I don't think Home Depot or Lowes sell pan tablets..........yet.

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    Question pantabs

    if not pantabs what do you suggest ?

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    blow it out/vacuum it out or replace it. whichever fits your situation best.

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