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Old 05-12-2007, 05:01 AM   #1
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Rheem RXCH-A14 drain pan needed


Its a old (25 yrs) Mongomery Wards central air system, made by Rheem.
The drain pan under the A-coil is leaking water. No HVAC people will return my calls. I lost the phone number but someone at rheem gave me the part number for the RXCH-A14 Horizontal Drain Pan kit.
There's a air handler in the attic for the A/C.
Can anyone sell me the pan or is anyone near Lansing Illinois willing to service this?

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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Is the drain tube clogged or not pitched correctly this is the main problem with attic units, if the pan is cracked I'd replace the whole coil.

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Old 05-12-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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I think I remember the pan being a separate part when it was installed. Its pretty rusty. I spent a bunch of time on it last year cleaning everything and if it had been a clogged drain I would have seen that. There was rust scale in the pan. We just wanna sell the house and have it be right for the new owner. Perhaps a new A-coil is a good idea but the A/C guys dont call me back and the Rheem parts suppler won't sell to me. I dont think the coil comes with the pan.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #4
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are you talking about the pan under the air handler or the primary one inside?
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:26 PM   #5
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:21 PM   #6
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I wish I had a money saving answer for you,I dont.
Maybe replace the whole system and try to get your money back on a higher sale price of the house or at least break even on what replacing the coil is gonna cost. Most AC guys are so busy now they're not doing the small stuff. if your replacing the whole thing you'll get call backs, if you heaters old too try to get him to do that for cheap Im sure his plumber would jump on a heater job.A high SEER ac and 90+ heater should make some money.
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Old 05-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #7
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If I take it apart I can probably repair the pan or get a new one fabricated. R22 recovery is the problem. There's not enough room in the attic to bend the 5/8" or 3/4" refrigerant line enough to get the coil out without dissconnecting the line. I guess I gotta buy some more tools.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #8
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You'll need about 8 grand in tools oh yea and a recovery cert. to buy the 22.
Did you know that freon displaces oxygen?, and if you break or cut that line you could suffocate.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:03 AM   #9
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Allready certified & have refrigerant & gauges. Not going to vent any refrigerant. It would be fixed allready if I was willing to do that.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #10
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I dont get it u have a cert.,gauges,and freon but no access to recovery equipment?
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #11
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There's nothing to get. Anybody can take a short class, take a test, pay a fee and get certified.

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