As predicted, the a/c went out again last night around 9 pm. Running it colder got the house cool enough to start today.
I’m gonna try something to fix it…Around here, they put float switches on the drip tray, so it shuts down the system, if the tray drain gets clogged to keep it from overflowing.
Down in the RGV, our systems never had float switches, and the drip tray would overflow into the front hallway.
Question: if the water in the drip tray evaporates enough to allow the float switch to go down, will it allow the system to come back up fully? I am going to check on that. I am going to try putting a wet/dry vac on the outside drain outlet, and see if it will blow the clog out, our vacuum it on through…might be worth a shot.
An old buddy of mine in the RGV did a/c work, and he used to carry a tank of compressed air, and fire it into the drain lines to free the clog…
The a/c guy did not show up yesterday or call, which I thought was odd. I know he put us off as he had another customer that needed him in their attic for a/c work. Hopefully, he didn’t have a heat stroke up there, or worse.
So I wasted yesterday garden wise waiting for him…shame. I was so looking forward to being outside pulling weeds again…at least I was cool.
I did make a quick trip out with the wife..for curiosity to find that there was a bean plant pushing up…
The wife got busy and cleaned out the fridge, filling three coffee cans with veggie scraps, so that will need to get into the composter, which will require equal amounts of dirt, dead leaves, and grass clippings….I may have to switch to the compost pile as it could end up a lot of stuff in there…coffee and tea with bags and filters, veggie scraps, watermelon rind, onion tops and bottoms, potato peels, egg shells; seems like there was more than I thought.
Yeah, my new neighbor has 2 or 3 horses, I may could finagle some horse manure from him.
Otherwise, the gate still needs to be installed at the chicken run. The kid is off today and tomorrow, so here’s hoping she finds her way to help me get that done, so she can move forward in making her decision on whether or not to get the 5 new chickens.
I’ll try to get some pics of the composter to show one way on how NOT to do it.