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Old 07-23-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Old A/C Unit- H20 overflow leakage rusted


Our A/C unit is over 40 years old. The pipes are rusted. The pan beneath the unit is leaking and overflowing with water. The 4x4 boards hoasting the unit up is soaked. Trying to tilt the unit by 1 centimeter so that water redirected itself into the pan and pipes worsened the problem. The ceiling doors to bedrooms and hallways are dripping everytime the ac is on. Instead of being charged $100 for advice or $6,000 for repairs is there another way to replace old parts of the still-usuable A/C unit?

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Old 07-23-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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One has to respect the $100 hesitancy in the face of dripping doors. I mean, the A/C is only 40 y/o. It ought to have been good for another 40, at least. Jeez, they don't make 'em like they used to.

Presumably there is a pipe exiting the coil which normally carries the condensate. It may have become stopped up. Also, the drain pan should have its own drainage pipe and/or a floating cut-off switch, so that it won't overflow.

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Old 07-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Presumably there is a pipe exiting the coil which normally carries the condensate. It may have become stopped up. Also, the drain pan should have its own drainage pipe and/or a floating cut-off switch, so that it won't overflow.
40 years ago, they didn't have float switches for that.

The drain pan is probably rusted out.

Might have to take it to a fabrication shop to have another one made. Since no new pans are made for it.

And then replace those rusted parts. And install the proper safeties.
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If the drain pan is "overflowing with water", it would seem there's another problem in addition to it maybe having "rusted out", right? I mean, there shouldn't be any water in the drain pan, should there?
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