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
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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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mreff View Post
    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.
    ?
    The wicks in kerosene lamps touch the bottom of the reservoir.
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    Smile Evap pan wick

    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
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    The wicks in kerosene lamps touch the bottom of the reservoir.
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    Good point, But we are talking about open air evaporation, not a sealed container.
    If the wick is touching the bottom of the pan, the area the wick is contacting will corrode, because the wick will hold condensate in that location. (Most pans in the past have been metal) Wicks were designed to assist in condensate evaporation, condensate will evaporate from the pan without the wicks, depending on the humidity of the kitchen in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mreff View Post
    If the wick is touching the bottom of the pan, the area the wick is contacting will corrode, because the wick will hold condensate in that location.
    Wicks were designed to assist in condensate evaporation,
    Can you post a link?
    I can see the corrosion angle, but don't you need a large surface area, like a humidifier pad, to promote evap.? Maybe what I have in mind for "wick" is not right.

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    wicking

    I don't think that cabinet has any room above the pan. If so, get several sponges and a coat hanger. Cut them to stand up in the pan and put them in a row with the hanger. Upright reach-ins have plenty of room so you cut a roll of bounty paper towels in half and stand them in the pan.
    Hope this helps
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    Call case parts.
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