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The Building Construction Process Explained

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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How To Check And Clean Your Boiler Condensate Pipe

by Edwin Johnston

Even though your HVAC system is complicated and consists of some large appliances that cost thousands of dollars, it is often the small parts, those that can be replaced for just a few bucks, that are affecting the productivity of your heating and cooling. Of course, it goes without saying that most major repairs need to be handled by professionals who are licensed to service such complicated systems. But, when it comes to repairing simple things, like the condensate pipe and drain, all you need is a few bucks and a few simple tools.

Checking the Condensate Pipe 

Of course, the first you need to do is make sure that your problem is actually caused by your condensate pipe and/or drain. The pipe is located on the outside of your boiler. It is routed directly from the evaporator which is usually on top of the boiler cabinet in a separate box. Basically, moisture inside this box often called the plenum, should drain through the condense condensate pipe, and into the tray where it will dry up. This is just a small amount of moisture, and it should not be dripping out and filling up your tray on a daily basis.

Call In Pros for Evaporator Problems

If your tray is filling up extremely fast and overflowing, you should immediately call a professional. This is a serious problem with you evaporator, and it will probably need to be replaced by a professional.

In fact, if it seems like you tray never gets wet, this could also be a problem. This could mean that your condensate pipe is clogged with residue, salt, or algae. Dust from the room can clog the end of the condensate pipe. Basically, you want to check the bottom of the pipe to make sure it is clear. Stick your finger inside and make sure it is smooth. If it isn't, you can try to clean it out with a wire brush. If you clean the bottom of your condensate pipe, but it still seems to be clogged, you might need to replace the entire pipe. This is actually pretty simple because you just need a few pieces of PVC.

With a clean condensate pipe, you can be more certain that your system is more effectively removing moisture from the air. Basically, it is vital if you want your air to be properly conditioned and free of moisture. For more information, contact a company like Boiler Services, Inc.