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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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Remove Debris From An Electric Furnace's Condensate Line

by Edwin Johnston

If debris is trapped inside of your electric furnace's condensate line, you may notice water dripping from the interior end of it because of the blockage. Clean out the line with the following steps. Once you have finished, condensation will run through the line and be deposited outside of your home when you are heating your home. 

Materials

  • tarp
  • screwdriver
  • bucket
  • thin scrub brush
  • shop vacuum cleaner (with hose attachment)
  • pitcher
  • bleach
  • water
  • detergent

​Unclog The Interior End

Turn off the furnace. Place a tarp on the floor to catch any liquid that spills out from the end of the condensate line. Use a screwdriver to loosen and remove the hardware that is connected to the end of the condensate line. Pull the line away from the furnace and point the end of it over a bucket so that liquid and debris spills into it.

Insert a thin scrub brush into the condensate line and move it up around to loosen any debris that is stuck. If there is debris that is trapped inside of the line that cannot be reached by the scrub brush, suck it up with a vacuum cleaner hose.

Add Bleach And Water To The Line And Clean The Pan

Fill a pitcher or another container that is about the same size with equal amounts of bleach and water. Hold the end of the condensate line upwards and pour the cleaning solution into it. The solution will assist with cleaning the rest of the line's interior. Reattach the end of the line to the furnace and tighten the hardware. Pull the condensate pan out from the bottom of the unit. Empty any liquid that is in the pan. If the pan is dirty, clean it with soapy water and a scrub brush before rinsing it with plain water. Place the pan back in its appropriate location. 

Clean The Opposite End Of The Line

Go outside and locate the opposite end of the condensate line. It will be pointing towards the ground. Pull the line away from your home and inspect the end of it. If any debris is stuck inside of it, remove it with the scrub brush. Suck up any moisture that is stuck in the line with the vacuum cleaner's hose. Once the end of the line is clean, place it back in the appropriate spot.

Condensation will move through the condensate line when you turn on the heat in your home. Inspect the line a couple times each year to make sure that no debris is trapped inside of it so that it continues to work properly. 

If you feel you cannot accomplish any of these steps, you can also contact professional furnace repair companies, such as Robinson Heating & Cooling Inc.

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