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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 01-17-2009 09:18 PM


That should be plain old illegal!

That’s just too cold.

I always say I’m lazy, and now I can prove it, but I don’t feel like it. Just kidding.

I built my shop about eight years ago. Two things never got finished. Trim around four windows, which are in the skylight openings of the ceiling, and are around 11’ up, so I don’t see them very often.

And the second thing, which is embarrassing to admit to, and a pain in the butt, finally got done yesterday.

My heating and air conditioning system uses outside air for combustion. Two 2” p.v.c. pipes stick out through the wall, one for intake, one for exhaust. No chimney needed due to the efficiency of the units. The down side is it produces about five gallons of condensate on very cold days.

So for the last eight years I’ve had to go empty a five gallon bucket of water every day during the winter.
There is a condensate drain, but the end freezes, so the bucket came into play as a temporary fix.

Yesterday I took about six minutes to install a condensate pump, forever relieving me of dumping the bucket.

I am now a free man.


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