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We live in an apartment complex and have a Trane Air Conditioner, each unit has its own central air. I believe the one in our unit has clogged drain pipes, when we first moved in we didnt change the air filters and when we did, the filter was extremely dusty. My wife uses alot of powder and when I clean the drip pan below the grill where the drips into, I found a thick layer of whitish doh like crud.I feel like it is clogging the the 2 whites pipes that go from the drip pan into the drain down below on the floor. The air conditioner/heater has a hot water heater below it in the closetwith its own black plastic drip pan with a small white drain pipe going to the floor. The a/c drip pan overfills and the water spills out everywhere. I am unsure exactly how to unclog the 2 A/C pipes because of tight spacing. I tried using a wet dry vac unsuccessfully. I have other ideas but really would like expert advice.

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Hello You have to cut the pipe and blow out each end,You can use a 1"rubber hose from an auto parts store & 2 hose clamps, If you can't find the end.This will allow access in the future to clean out the pipes.It will slip over 3/4" PVC pipe.They sell a PVC pipe cutter but a hacksaw blade works well.Get ready for all the water in the pan once you cut!

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