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Well, my loyal York Stellar split unit HVAC system that came new with the house in 1993 (so manufacture date of 92) has decided that the evaporator pan has reached end of life after only 16 years of use. It is leaking like crazy right now and rusted out, so I am learning as much as possible from you folks and dreading buying a new system, but I see little choice. It's fairly hot in San Antonio without AC.

My question is are there any new units that use stainless, plastic or fiberglass evaporator pans instead of thin galvanized metal? This is really a weak point in the design.

Are there any short term fixes I can try pending replacement? Pour liquid tar in the drip pan?

The York unit is a 60,000BTU unit and SEER rated at 10.0. I have to say that it has been amazingly trouble-free and a very efficient until now. I think I have only had one electric bill of $200 in the 14 years I have owned the house in spite of common triple digit temps.

Thanks folks!
 

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You can just replace the indoor coil.

I believe its Superior that makes evap coils that have SS drain pans.
 

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Just about all new evap coils are plastic or fiberglass now a days. if there is a hvac supplyer around go and ask for a spray can of pan seal, it is a sticky plastic kind of material that works pretty good, cept you most of the timke on residential equipment need to remove the coil to spray the bottom of tray. if ya have to do that might as well have the coil replaced.
 

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evap man.

Check out superior.

They make evap coils with SS drain pans.
10 year warranty.
 
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