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RectorSeal Introduces Industry’s First Anti-Siphoning Device for Condensate Pumps

New device prevents common pump installation errors, which often cause noisy operation from “dry pump” that can lead to premature pump failure. 

RectorSeal® Corp., Houston,  a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing products, introduces the industry’s first Anti-Siphoning Device, which eliminates siphoning due to incorrect condensate pump installations for ductless mini-split air conditioners.

Developed by Aspen Pumps in the U.K., the Anti-Siphoning Device is now included at no extra cost with all Aspen Pumps distributed by RectorSeal in the U.S. The device, which consists of a 2-inch-long molded plastic fitting with an integral air intake, is installed in the pump’s 1/4-inch-diameter discharge hose. It can be oriented horizontally or vertically and its omni-directional design prevents incorrect installation.  The Anti-Siphoning Device, which is bright orange for increased visibility, is packaged in a fully-illustrated instruction card and installs easily in just a few minutes.

After the pump switches off, the Anti-Siphoning Device prevents the pump from auto-siphoning and emptying itself, the reservoir and the connecting hose. This eliminates the potential of excessive noise, ineffective operation and overheating, which causes premature pump failure.

When gravity draining isn’t possible on interior wall or ceiling-mounted mini-splits with condensate pumps, the Anti-Siphoning Device can eliminate costly, labor-intensive troubleshooting and rerouting associated with inaccessible discharge hose siphoning problems recessed in walls or ceilings.

“The majority of condensate pump failures, regardless of brand or model, are due to field installation errors typically where an incorrectly routed discharge line creates a siphon ,” said Sean Holloway, RectorSeal’s HVAC/R national sales manager. “The Anti-Siphoning Device ensures a quiet, effective and long-lasting operation.”

For more information on RectorSeal’s plumbing, HVAC/R products or Aspen Pumps, please visit www.rectorseal.com; email marketing@rectorseal.com or call (800) 231-3345.