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Old 08-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #31
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Update. had the hvac guy over twice. Turns out there's a leak in the coil drip pan. One drop about every two seconds. System is about 12 years old and parts may not be available.

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #32
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Glad you found the leak, Larry! I can't imagine a pan leak would be hard to patch assuming you have access... which must be the case if the tech identified the leak. Could he not patch it? Is the pan metal? If so maybe it would leak in other places soon, I suppose. The pros here will certainly be able to advise on a path forward.
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from his earlier pics it looks like a black plastic fibre pan which is not repairable in my experience. won't rust but can crack. they usually last longer but maybe it wuz dropped during install and that shortened it's life.
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It's a black plastic pan. i suspect it was cracked several years ago when a damper vent broke from it's mooring and fell several feet into the coils. He didn't offer anyway to repair it but said they would search for a replacement set of coils, although I shouldn't hold my breath cause my system is so old (about 10 yrs) and it's r22. That doesn't seem old to me, but I could be wrong.
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Should be no problem finding a compatible new coil. Many can be used either R22 or 410a by getting the proper TXV. But that's gonna be a $$ job. I guess I'd have to see it but I can't imagine why you can't seal that up with abs cement or clear silicone.

Your system is sort of getting into that gray area where you have to look at the cost to repair vs the potential remaining life and decide whether to replace just the coil or the whole shebang.

Houses... it's always something. Good luck.

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