Good Day Tools has developed a new tool called the Clog Popper to clear clogged air conditioning and refrigeration condensate drain lines. With the hand-operated device, which works much like a plunger, you insert the Clog Popper into the pipe to be cleared and then quickly pull it out with a pull of the hand. This creates a vacuum in front of the clog, and the pressure differential forces the clog out and allows water to run freely out the pipe. The device is designed for ¾” schedule 40 PVC pipe, a standard size in air conditioners, but it adjusts to fit other sizes. The optional accessory pack comes with fittings, adapters, and plugs that allow the Clog Popper to work with virtually all configurations and sizes of condensate drain lines.

Based in Cincinnati, OH, Good Day Tools is a startup company that develops and markets products that help HVAC technicians and mechanical contractors do their job better. They made their name with the Draft Simulator, a hand-held instrument invented by co-owners Rich McFarland and Gene Warren that can calibrate and test pressure switches in induced-draft furnaces and many other applications. (See Progressive Engineer’s profile on Rich McFarland at more information, visit

To promote the new tool, Good Day Tools and announce their sponsorship of the 2013 Clog Popper Video Contest. They are offering a $2500 cash prize and $500 gift certificate for to the person that uploads the best video onto the Internet about the new Clog Popper product. “We want to show the effectiveness and simplicity of this innovative new device, and we thought a video contest would be a fun way to go,” says Matt McFarland, co-owner of Good Day Tools.
The contest will run May 1 through September 1, and the winner will be announced within 30 days after that. Limited to two minutes in length, the videos should inform viewers on how the Clog Popper clears air conditioning and refrigeration condensate drains and make them want to learn more about the device. The winner will be determined based on overall artistic merit of the video as well as creativity, information quality, and humor. To enter the contest, entrants should visit and complete the entry form online. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.