Remember the air con tray on the balcony that fills with condensation water, especially when the weather is hot and even more so when it is humid. We did have a few humid days and on the worst day I took out 25 litres (5.5 gallons) of water in three separate sessions with the squeeze bottle, taking about 20-25 minutes.
I had not stopped thinking about what Strayer suggested, a bilge pump. Eventually it came to me, that is the right words to search for something on Ebay. I did not want anything mains powered as each time I would have to run a lead out to the balcony, too much bother. I've just remembered words I was trying to think of, stirrup pump.
So for $16.70, free postage, I ordered this. It was described as being able to pump diesel, aquarium water and oil. It runs on two D (torch) batteries. It only took three days to arrive and as you can see from the box, it is actually made to pump olive oil in Greece, well the writing on the box is mostly Greek. It would be useful to fill olive oil bottles for us at home from the large tins we buy. That can be a messy task.
Well, the weather cooled didn't it, and the tray dried out completely, but we had the air con on yesterday and again today and there was enough water there to pump out. It pumped out about 5 litres in less than one minute. Now I want lots of water to be made so I can play with my new toy while River plays with her Gracula.
Even if it only lasts a year and has to be replaced, who cares at that price when you consider what are saving by not having the tray and element replaced and the very high electricity cost for the element to steam the water away.
The top screws off to insert the batteries. I think we have reached the end of my ever so fascinating posts about the air con drip tray. I thank you for your patience.