Cleanout Tool dislodges A/C condensate drain line blockages

ss1-shotWith bidirectional design that can position pressurization for upstream or downstream blockages, SS1 Directional Cleanout Tool clears clogged debris from ¾ in. primary and secondary condensate drain lines of up to 20 ton air conditioners. ABS plastic tool uses Safe-T-Switch® SS1 inline overflow/shutoff switch body or any condensate drain ¾ in. PVC inline tee as access cleanout fitting, and sturdy lazy L-shaped tool’s 5/8 in. OD ribbed nozzle fits into ¾ in. ID fittings and helps maintain tight seal.

RectorSeal® Corp., Houston, a leading manufacturer of HVAC products and accessories, has introduced the SS1 Directional Cleanout Tool for clearing clogged debris from 3/4-inch primary and secondary condensate drain lines of all air conditioner brands and sizes. The tool uses RectorSeal’s popular Safe-T-Switch® SS1 inline overflow/shutoff switch body or any condensate drain 3/4-inch PVC inline tee as an access cleanout fitting.

The sturdy ABS plastic tool fits through the top of an SS1 body after removing the electronic float switch. The sturdy lazy L-shaped tool’s 5/8th-inch (O.D.) ribbed nozzle fits snuggly into 3/4-inch (I.D.) fittings and helps maintain a tight seal. The opposite end features a plastic female fitting that tightly connects a shop vacuum, RectorSeal’s MightyPump™ drain line pump or other pressurizing device hoses.

An installed SS1 combined with the Directional Cleanout Tool saves service call time, because it eliminates the need for cutting a condensate line for access. Proactively installing an inline safety switch that includes a cleanout access port, such as an SS1, eliminates cutting the drain line on each service call and complies with the new “Drain Line Maintenance” stipulations of the International Mechanical Code (IMC-Section 307.2.5) and the International Residential Code (IRC-Section M1411.3.3).

Other features of the SS1 Directional Cleanout Tool are:
· bidirectional design can position pressurization for upstream or downstream blockages;
· circumvents labor-intensive jerry-rigging of a blockage dislodging tool or adapting fittings for nitrogen or CO2 cartridge drain line blow-out;
· fits condensate drain lines of all residential and most commercial air conditioning systems up to 20-tons;
· can be left on the jobsite or carried in a toolbox.

Besides the SS1 Directional Cleanout Tool, RectorSeal also offers a complete line of condensate line drain switches, cleanouts, biocides, drain pans and other accessories that expedite HVAC service calls, protect property, increase profits and provide customer satisfaction.

20 Apr

Rick’s Tips #1: SureSeal Trap

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAZvAAAAJDEzYmU5ZWY1LWJkM2ItNDc3Yi1iZWM4LTBiOTE2Yjc5YWU1YwDid you know…
That SureSeal Trap seals will press fit any 2”, 3’ or 4’ PVC, ABS or Cast Iron pipe or drain without using any glue or silicone? SureSeal also makes a 3.5” SureSeal trap seal that will press fit into any drain with a 3.5” strainer throat.

– Rick Ensley, SureSeal Product Manager

05 Apr

Actabs Jr. Q&A

actabsjrQ:  I have Actabs Jr. to put into 8000 – 12000 btu window air conditioners.

Please tell me, how many should I put at once for units this size?

Is there a danger if I put too many at once(5 or 6?)

How long would they be effective in units this size?

Can they prevent black mold?

A: Start treatment by placing  1-or 2 tablets per one ton ( 12 0000 btu)  of air conditioning into A/C drain pan. Add  1 or 2 additional tablets per one ton of air conditioning every three months or whenever odor occurs. More info on the Actabs Jr page.

04 Apr