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Old 04-24-2015, 03:29 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by frgeorgeh View Post

Any tricks or shortcuts for plugged hoses?
Descaling products like Rydlyme, Barnacle Buster, or Triton Marine Green (something like that) would maybe have some effect. Simple vinegar might be easy enough. The hose barb/water pressure idea works.

Some of the same tricks work for the AC's water pump lines, too.


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Old 04-24-2015, 03:52 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Donsan View Post
I am wondering how effective this is when there is already water in the pan. That seems to be the usual case when you realize you a drain plugged up with water overflowing the pan. It seems like a decent preventive measure if there is a dry pan.
Agree - Haven't been in that situation but I think I'd employ the wet/dry shop vac to "drain" the pan and then use the H2O2.

We always try to keep a couple qts of H2O2 around as it also works wonders on clothes, carpets, cushions, etc for red wine or blood spills/stains...
and lord knows we spill our wine every now and again

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Old 04-24-2015, 04:03 PM   #23
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We add a cup of water with 2 tbl spoons of bleach each month here in FL. Better to keep it clear than have to clear it.

I tried spa chlorine crystals but that only made it smell like chlorine all the time.


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