Condensor Coils Will Not Stop Dripping - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Good afternoon all,

A few weeks ago (I just moved into a new condo), my AC pump started overflowing water. Long-story short, the previous owners neglected the unit and the condensation pipes clogged. I had a professional HVAC technician come in, replace pipes, clean condensation foil, etc. Unit functioned OK, and then small water droplets began to drip from condensation foil, and they came and cleaned again. Today, The foil is beginning to AGAIN drip from the Foil onto the filter. It appears the droplets cannot make it all the way down the foil without hitting some type of impediment. I am going crazy with this problem, I've searched every site, and I am running out of ideas. Could someone PLEASE provide me with some info on how to fix this problem? The unit was manufacturing in 2008, so I cannot imagine I would need to replace the foil already.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

The unit is a American Standard 2TGB3F18A1000AB

Advertisement

dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
Member
 
JJboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 1,402
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Need to clean the A-coil

Advertisement

__________________

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
JJboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


JJboy,

Thanks for the quick response. I apologize for not clarifying, but the A coil is what they cleaned multiple times. This is what I meant when I said 'foil'. I did not use the correct terminology. He sprayed it with cleaner, scrubbed with brush, rinsed with water, sprayed condensed air. I believe he did this once on first visit, then multiple times on second visit,

Dan
dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


I've included a picture below of what is happening. This is from a different forum, and the person was unable to find solution
Attached Thumbnails
Condensor Coils will not stop dripping-thumb.jpg  
dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Could be they never changed the filter and had dogs or cats. Get a mirror and flashlight and check the entire troth to make sure there are no obstructions.
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Hammer,

You are 100% correct. When I first moved in, I immediately went to change filter, and it was full of quarter inch of dirt and a portion was actually pulled up into unit. So unobstructed airflow was getting to coils. The tech said he had never seen such a dirty unit for that age.

Besides what you just mentioned, I am not sure what else can be done at this point
dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Its very simple actually
water runs down coils and fills up the troth, the troth leads to the exit. Somewhere the troth is filled with crap to th point the water over flows the troth.
Take a toothpick and run it around the troth and see what it looks like.

IMO you need a new heater guy, sounds like he is half ass'n it. Probably suggest a new heater to fix it soon lol
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Wait...where are you seeing drips?
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Hammer,

Like I mentioned, the troth was originally completely backed up and overflowing. When you say troth, I assume you mean the drip tray correct? The condensation PVC pipe was completely clogged, so he cut out all of that, replaced it, and put some algae tablets in the troth. So the water leaking is not from the troth anymore, it is leaking from the foil covering the coil.

Sorry if that is confusing, but I do not have all the necessary terminology to explain this properly.

Dan
dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


No problem Dan I am no where near an HVAC expert myself, i just had to deal with the same issue when i moved into this house.
I bet since it was that bad that it is still releasing the crap into the drip pan. I had to do it multiple times to clear it all out.
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:33 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


And im not sure when you say foil covering the coil...can you take a pic?
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Hammer,

In the pic I attached a few posts above, if you put your mouse dead center of the picture, that is what is dripping. The water will not slide down that 45 degree surface into the tray. Instead, it is getting halfway down and dripping.
dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 212
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Ahhh so your coils need to be cleaned properly.
__________________
If my advise helped you hit "Thanks"
Hammer450R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 599
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


I don't think there should be foil covering the coil..perhaps foil accidently came loose from somewhere else and blew onto the coil..I believe the coil should be clean and free of any obstruction ..in case I do not understand ..where is this foil you are referring to?
techpappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #15
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Condensor Coils will not stop dripping


Techpappy,

Again, I am probably using the wrong term. In the picture above, whatever that wire mess type sheet is as the 45 degree angle, that is what I am referring to as foil.

Advertisement

dman53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shut off both valves, one won't stop dripping Katy H Jordan Plumbing 5 01-17-2012 07:28 PM
How to stop dripping bathroom faucet colden Plumbing 14 12-08-2010 12:13 AM
How do I adjust hot water limit stop in single handle shower faucet? ThunderCAT Plumbing 2 03-09-2010 03:13 PM
Hinge Pin Door Stop exterior dws General DIY Discussions 5 02-17-2009 10:58 AM
Hinge door stop fred2007 General DIY Discussions 3 11-11-2007 08:00 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts