Updating the air conditioner evaporation tray, we left a phone message at the company our electrician suggested. They called back the next day. $850 for a new one!!! Barley Charlie. The person on the phone said, don't worry about it. They don't make water in the winter and may not make enough in summer to worry about. Oh yes they do. With a soft plastic squeeze bottle, I have extracted 7 litres of water over the last week and the tray is not empty. Admittedly, most of that was produced on one day.
Do you remember these?
Yes, a kerosene heater. R bought his Elwood flat in 1979 and it had an open fireplace. Soon after we met. While there were romantic nights in with an open fire, for basic heating he used a kerosene heater. It stank badly and smoked when first lit. It made us sleepy as it burned the oxygen from the air, but they certainly did heat us well enough. It wasn't too long before he had a gas fired heater installed in the fireplace. The kero heater would be filled from a kerosene container by a hand pump. That is exactly what I needed to pump our the air con tray, but alas, they seem to be no longer available. We went to the big green hardware shed and ended up buying a siphon tube for $10 which turned out to be a total waste of money, as I thought. Oh well, only $5 each wasted. Siphoning on the same level was never going to work. I did get a mouthful of tray water, so I may come down with some terrible disease tomorrow, but then a mouth full of siphoned petrol never did me harm. Just in case, don't kiss me passionately until about Wednesday, when the bacteria incubation period will have passed.
As I said, the squeeze bottle does the job well enough. We also bought an electric wire ending little thingie, six in a pack, so I removed the tape from the live wire in the tray electric box and made it a permanent and safe ending. I have now have five spare of these. Life will be good if I never have to use them.
Has James bought a cyclamen for his balcony yet? We did at the big green hardware shed, a pink one. Speaking of flowers, when we returned home at our door was left a bunch of flowers. K & J, R's sister and bro in law, sent us this lovely bunch of flowers in thanks for the holiday. So kind and the holiday would not been nearly as good without their company.