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Ice box drain tube

The drain tube on my Catalina''s ice box seems clogged. The drain connection is in a very difficult location to get to. I used a long wire to try to break up the clog, no luck. Any ideas?
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Try a small Plunger (like for a toilet) and try and create some vacuum by plunging the obstruction out
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A well installed drain is usualy a syphon tube to prevent the cold air to dissipate out. The tube is U-shaped and will in all probability prevent a small wire through it. Air pressure will work or a plunger. Sometime a "draino" product will help.
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A slow drain also keeps your cold ice water in where it''s insulated, helping to keep things colder longer. Unless it''s totally stopped, you may want to keep it the way it is. If you do need to "blow it out", another idea might be to fill the box with water and let gravity do its thing.
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Ice box drain tube

I had the same problem on my boat. The connection at the bottom of the ice box was not accessable so I couldn''t take the whole thing off and clean it. I got a hose to barb connector from the local hardware store. The barb fit into the drain hose with the other end on a water hose. I fit the barbed end into the end of the drain, then blasted with full water pressure. I made sure to close the ice box so water wouldn''t spray every where. It worked fine.

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