Why thank you, Daring one. That makes sense, as we bake bread all the time.
Yeast. Gives me a whole different perspective... Makes me think of
triclosan (sp?) which is the active ingredient in Lysol and anti-bacterial
Palmolive. Whole different perspective indeed. Was wondering why the
bleach didn't seem to cut the stuff, or at least not like I expected. Of
course, chlorine is a biocide too, but still. No detergent. All kinds of
ideas now. And I will definetely ask for such a strip/pad from the guy who
is coming to look at it. Thank you very, very much.
Me and my friends use the strips and tablets all the time. Some of the
manufacturers produce strips that contain a rubbery compound covered
with woven Nylon or polyester that looks something like a sock. The
strips are installed in the bottom of the condensate pan as far from
the drain as you can get it, the strip will last longer because it's not
under water and won't block the drain. The tiny amount of chemical
leaching from the pad/strip is all that's needed to keep the condensate
flowing through the trap and drain line. It's also effective if your
system has an electric condensate pump.
It was originally a throw-together out of spare parts by the guy who lived
here, who happened to sell and install A/C units. It has since been
revamped and reworked, but I have no idea who's brand name it is. The house
was a fixer-upper when we bought it, and we spent the first five years
undoing what everybody else had been done to it. Now it's livable, and we
are not halfway through yet.
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