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Air Conditioner Drips and Stain Remedy

If you have ever had a dripping air conditioner. Whether the dripping sound was making it difficult to sleep or concentrate. Or maybe the dripping is making a mess on the side of your home. Splashing dirt or making rust stains on your siding. This is a remedy I always use.
Go outside the house and figure out where the drip is exiting the unit. Also, measure the distance from the place of the drip to the ground.
You will need a piece of rope or heavy string and some sort of super glue or a glue gun.
Make the rope or string long enough to be close to the ground but not touching the ground when measured from the point of the drip. Allowing the string or rope to touch the ground will give small pests an opportunity to climb into your AC and possibly your home. If you don't have rope or string an old shoe lace will work.
Glue the rope to the unit at the place of the drip, so that the water will soak into and follow the string QUIETLY and CLEANLY to the ground. I also like to tie a large fishing sinker on the end to keep the wind from displacing my string.
If you run the string into a bucket and if it is humid enough. It can quite easily provide enough water to supply flowers or a small garden. Enjoy.

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