Power Plumber with an application adapter

Power Plumber and the Corrosion Grenade – Simple Solutions for HVACR Challenges

April 11, 2021

Power Plumber and the Corrosion Grenade®, distributed by AC Zincs, Inc., provide simple solutions for clogged condensate drains and fin corrosion, two challenges faced by many HVACR contractors.

Power Plumber with an application adapter
Power Plumber with
an application adapter

About Power Plumber
Power Plumber with deodorizing lemon scent is a unique product designed for cleaning air conditioning condensate drain lines.

Activated by water in the condensate line, a one-second application of Power Plumber creates a “standing wave” which acts as a ram to remove blockages. If there is no water in the condensate line you must add water for this product to be effective. A standing wave will clear a clog up to 50’ in a ¾” – 1” diameter pipe. One 4.5 oz. can will clean up to 15 condensate lines.

Power Plumber is safe for all PVC drain lines. It contains no CFC’s, HCFC’s or any of the harsh chemicals, acids or lye that standard drain openers need to be effective.

Individual cans of Power Plumber include a ¾” – 1” pipe adapter for application. Also available by the case with or without the adapter.

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfION1Qc4oY to view a video demonstration.

In use for over ten years, Power Plumber has developed a devoted following as evidenced by these testimonials:

“We have been using Power Plumber to clean condensate lines for years and we Love IT” – Rob Lowery Service, Complete Air & Heat Tech, Melbourne, FL

“I have been using Power Plumber to clean condensate lines for 3 years. It is quick, easy, compact and gets the job done with no mess” – Casen Crews, W.W. Gay, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.

About the Corrosion
The Corrosion Grenade® provides the solution for protecting air conditioning system aluminum fins from deterioration due to exposure to coastal environments. Economical and easy to install, the Corrosion Grenade® sacrificial anodes are an adaptation of a marine application for fighting galvanic corrosion and truly green solutions to a costly problem. For years, air conditioning manufacturers have been plagued with the expensive problem of aluminum fins deteriorating when the air conditioning unit is installed near the coast.

Galvanic corrosion, commonly referred to as electrolysis, is the reason the fins deteriorate so quickly. Galvanic corrosion occurs whenever you have dissimilar metals, electrical power and electrolytes present. The air conditioning system is made of copper, steel and aluminum; the moist salt air conducts electricity and is the electrolyte.

Galvanic corrosion only damages the softest or weakest metal, the aluminum fins, which begin to deteriorate as soon as the system is started. The marine industry, one of the harshest environments for metals, learned many years ago that they could add a weaker metal to their systems and sacrifice it to the corrosive action. On the galvanic scale, zinc in the Corrosion Grenade® is near the top and one of the weakest metals. The marine industry began the practice of attaching pieces of zinc to every engine, replacing them as they deteriorated, with tremendous results.

The Corrosion Grenades work the same way in an air conditioning system. When attached to the suction line of the condenser, a weaker metal than aluminum is introduced to the system. The moment a Corrosion Grenade® is attached, the galvanic corrosion leaves the aluminum and attacks the zinc alloy, extending the life of the aluminum fins and helping maintain the optimum efficiency of the air conditioning system.

Manufactured to military specifications, the Corrosion Grenade® is available in sizes to fit 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, ¾”, 7/8” and 1 1/8” suction lines.

Ask for Power Plumber and the Corrosion Grenade® at your local HVACR wholesaler or contact AC Zincs, Inc. for more information by calling 727.517.0981 or emailing [email protected]