Evap pan "Wick"??? Is that what its called?
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    Evap pan "Wick"??? Is that what its called?

    ... the material inside a drain pan, lets say on a Pizza Prep Station, thats supposed to help soak up and evap the drain water.

    I can't find that item online anywhere.
    I must not be searching for the correct terms.
    Anyone have any idea?
    thx
    jaymer...

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    It's called:
    Absorbent wick material, Wicking, or Condensate wick... it comes in differant sizes depending on the size of the pan you have. This doesn't go in the evaporator pan...maybe that was the problem
    a call to your Service Company should get you what you need
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    I know it doesn't go in the evap pan itself, but the drain tube on a True Pizza Prep station goes under the unit into a pan.
    There's a wick material that goes in there and thats what I cannot find online.

    Most of the items I find via online searches are related to humidifiers (bemis, bionaire) or a metal filter for a hvac.

    for example, a google search for "Absorbent wick material" finds only stuff related to candle/perfume wicks.

    jaymer...

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    can anyone suggest a place to buy this stuff on the internet?

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    wicking kit

    JOHNSTONE SELLS THE KITS FOR TRUE REFERS WICH IS THE MOST POPULAR THAT IVE SEEN.TRY REFRIGERATION HARDWARE UNDER TRUE OR JUST GET RID OF IT AND PUT IN AN ELECTRIC PAN MADE BY SUPCO OR SEVERAL OTHERS. HOPE THIS HELPS
    http://www.rhsc.net/pdf_files/true.pdf

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    Smile evap pan wick

    Probably any parts house you call will try to sell you a wick kit that will consist of a bracket or a pan with a bracket attached to hold the wicks and the wicks. Call Case parts out of St. Louis, MO. and see if they can sell you just the wicks, if so, you can cut them to size, just make sure when you cut them, you don't cut the slot that hangs over the bracket to deep. You want the bottom of the wick to hang just above the surface of the bottom of the pan, so it will work correctly.

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    And it works, against gravity, by
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capillarity

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    Thumbs up Evap pan wick

    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    And it works, against gravity, by
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capillarity
    You don't want the wick touching the bottom of the pan because it will hold condensate and will not evap correctly. Science test for you take a pan of water and set a sponge in it on end, the wick if touching the bottom of the pan will do the same thing.

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    Call case parts.
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    best bet would be..... if you are having trouble figuring out a wick assembly, call your service company. better to have a profesional do it than waste money depending on what part of the country you live in, if you're haveing that much condensation overflowing the drain pan, you might have another issue, ripped gaskets, door not closing all the way, etc...

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