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A-coil pan (by Frank [KS]) Jun 8, 2021 4:05 PM
       A-coil pan (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 8, 2021 4:35 PM
       A-coil pan (by MMIT [VA]) Jun 8, 2021 5:28 PM
       A-coil pan (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 9, 2021 7:12 AM
       A-coil pan (by T [IN]) Jun 9, 2021 11:25 AM
       A-coil pan (by Vee [OH]) Jun 9, 2021 2:26 PM
       A-coil pan (by Frank [KS]) Jun 9, 2021 5:50 PM
       A-coil pan (by gevans [SC]) Jun 9, 2021 9:49 PM

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A-coil pan (by Frank [KS]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 4:05 PM

We have an acoil that is leaking down into the furnace. The pan under the coil is rusted through. Is there a way to just put a plastic or aluminum pan under the acoil to divert the water to the condensate pump? Repairman wants to replace the coil or put in a whole new unit. The unit has been working good.


A-coil pan (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 4:35 PM

Is the coil itself leaking or is it just condensation dripping off and is going through the rusted out pan?


A-coil pan (by MMIT [VA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 5:28 PM

I am not an ac technician, but, I have replaced a rusted rain pan myself.

While you have the system apart, go ahead and clean the coil.

The technician may be thinking that if the pan is rusted through, the system may be getting ready to fail.

If you decide to replace just the pan, It will take a couple hours labor plus the cost of a new pan.

Good luck! --70.188.xx.xx

A-coil pan (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 7:12 AM

Yes, you can replace that pan.

New pans are tossed out by installers often. I get about one or two a month.

So the value of the pan is not much and they are made of plastic.

How it works in the HVAC business, The companies can't use used parts because customers will feel shorted.

Customers also get very aggravated when the AC is not working or the heat goes out. It is far easier to sell a complete new system than to explain why you changed a $20 dollar transformer for $500 bucks, and then two months later needed a fan motor.

Also, the HVAC business has great margins. New installations are fool proof and very profitable.


A-coil pan (by T [IN]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 11:25 AM

On my units, if the pan is rusted... the A-coil is closer to "end of life" than "beginning of life". So when you remove the A-coil to swap out the pan, usually it causes a pin hole leak in it. That is why the HVAC tech wants to replace the coil at the same time. It would actually have a net savings for you vs. pay him to remove the pan, replace... then come back next year to replace the A-coil. --76.77.xxx.xxx

A-coil pan (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 2:26 PM

Epoxy something together but chances are if you have to drop the refrigerant the job will cost 90 percent of replacing the coil as an assembly - depends on how careful you work with sheet metal. --76.188.xxx.xxx

A-coil pan (by Frank [KS]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 5:50 PM

Thanks for your help. If they can't get to it pretty quick, I think we will to replace that pan. --72.205.xxx.xxx

A-coil pan (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 9:49 PM

If you can get the OEM pan, it may not require cutting the refrigerant lines to replace.

I'd replace the whole coil, but then I do HVAC myself. The whole coil will cost me under $500.

We used to make our own replacement pans in the sheet metal shop. It takes a couple of hours and some skill. --69.80.xx.xxx

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