A/C A-coil drip pan leaking

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  1. JOHN D

    JOHN D Guest

    My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a
    good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the pan
    cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it. I
    didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky and
    it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to
    get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch
    up a rusted leaking drip pan?
    John
    JOHN D, Jul 22, 2005
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  2. JOHN D

    meirman Guest

    In alt.home.repair on Fri, 22 Jul 2005 06:34:20 GMT "JOHN D"
    <> posted:

    >My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a
    >good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the pan
    >cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it. I
    >didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky and
    >it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to
    >get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch
    >up a rusted leaking drip pan?
    >John
    >

    I'm not an HVAC guy, and I'm sure there are better ways, but in
    general it's goodto know that PC-70 can be put on a wet material and
    still stick. I was only a temporary roommate of a tenant whom I
    didn't know in advance, but I once fixed a sink drain with a hole and
    a faucet that wouldn't stop dripping, with PC-70, while water was
    coming out of the hole. I had to keep pushing the stuff back in place
    but eventually it hardened and stayed there, and didn't leak.

    Meirman
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    meirman, Jul 22, 2005
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    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    "JOHN D" <> wrote in message
    news:Mr0Ee.26438$IJ1.9161@trnddc02...
    > My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a
    > good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the
    > pan
    > cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it.
    > I
    > didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky
    > and
    > it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to
    > get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch
    > up a rusted leaking drip pan?
    > John


    As the Kinch man said: a new air handler. At the least, a new coil. That is
    unless a new drain pan can be ordered. Sure they make some caulk that will
    plug a leak (even under water! Why, you can even glue your helmet to a steel
    beam and suspend yourself 50 feet in the air!!!), but you'll just end up
    with another leak elsewhere, and I GUARANTEE it will happen when you least
    expect it (while you are on vacation and your ceiling ends up on the floor).
    Go ahead and patch it for now, but i would plan on replacing it before
    something major happens...
    Dr. Hardcrab, Jul 22, 2005
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  4. JOHN D

    Guest

    "JOHN D" <> wrote in message
    news:Mr0Ee.26438$IJ1.9161@trnddc02...
    > My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a
    > good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the

    pan
    > cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it.

    I
    > didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky

    and
    > it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to
    > get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch
    > up a rusted leaking drip pan?
    > John
    >
    >


    Depends, best case, a new pan, worst case, new air handler, or coil. Depends
    on the situation, and how extensive the damage, if any, is.
    , Jul 22, 2005
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  5. "JOHN D" <> wrote in message
    news:Mr0Ee.26438$IJ1.9161@trnddc02...
    > My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a
    > good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the
    > pan
    > cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it.
    > I
    > didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky
    > and
    > it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to
    > get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch
    > up a rusted leaking drip pan?
    > John


    Worst case scenario is you clean the pan and lay up fiberglass and resin
    just like they do to make a boat or shower stall. Could very well be a
    clogged drain.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jul 22, 2005
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    JOHN D Guest

    "Richard J Kinch" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns969B1E1D092D8someconundrum@216.196.97.131...
    > JOHN D writes:
    >
    > > It might be impossible to
    > > get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to
    > > patch up a rusted leaking drip pan?

    >
    > A new air handler.



    I just ordered a new drain pan for $8
    JOHN D, Jul 25, 2005
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