Of course, you do realize that 10% means one part of clorox bleach out of
the jug, and 9 parts water? Sorry, I didn't give you reference points,
I think the concoction you made was a wee bit too strong. Part of the
problem, is that pouring clorox into the evaporator pan makes the house
smell like a swimming pool. But, it does cut down on microbes.
Christopher A. Young
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Hey,thanks Chris. 10% sounds good. A couple days after my op, I got a bag
of Power Shock from a pool store, which is 73% calcium hypochlorite. Had no
idea of how much to use, but the entire 1# bag was supposed to treat 16500
gallons of water, which would return to normal Ph (sp?) after about 8 hours.
Figured that worked out to 27 mg/gallon, so I measured 1/10 of a gram into a
gallon jug and filled it half way with water (something like 1.7 % chlorine,
.) Smelled exactly like the air around a pool. Poured that into
the inlet I installed 10 years ago and let it drain. Finally decided this
morning to quit fooling around and mixed up a half-gallon of 7% stuff (1
gram in a half-gallon of warm water) and am about to add it to the drain pan
through the inlet I put in (don't know what else to call it.) Hopefully,
this will clean out the crud growing in the line, which I will determine by
whether or not I can close the 1/4 turn valve I also put in 10 years ago.
Maybe after this I will remember to flush it out every six months or so, and
avoid the whole problem further down the line. Maybe make it a New Year's
thing, and do it when the new calendars come out. If it works well, I won't
bother weighing the chemical in the future, and will just dump a level 1/4
tsp (which is about 1 gram) into the jug and add water before letting it set
for a bit to dissolve. Am only typing all this to let people know what I am
doing, in case it comes in handy for anyone else.
I got any of this backwards, but if anyone has questions don't
hesitate to ask. It might take me a day or two to answer though.
Take it easy...