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Can you clean the hose with compressed air

Is it possible to clean the drain hose with compressed air after it is thawed out?

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Yes, iv'e seen it done with freeon years ago.i would not use air in a customers home because water may splater in places i didn't want.what i use is a weed eater line with a good knott in one side,then feed threw and pull out other side, knott then pulling and breaking up blockage,then flush with hot water .hope that helps God bless ,tom

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