Drain Pan tilted/cracked


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Old 10-15-08, 06:05 AM
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Drain Pan tilted/cracked

Had service come out and clear drain pipe few months ago after leak flooded section of basement. I've recently noticed some water coming out from under my A/C unit again and "this time" the repairman opened the coil compartment and noticed that the drain pan is tilted back and away from the drain pipe and there is a small crack. All the condensate is collecting in the back right instead of running out the front left. I'm being told that I cannot simply replace the pan and that the coil needs to be replaced, at a cost of $1000-$1200. This seems insane! Can I simply replace the pan without replacing the coils? Thanks!
 
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Old 10-15-08, 07:22 AM
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The price does seem kinda high.. I would get a 2nd quote from another dealer.

If dealer has a very good sheetmetal guy, they may be able to build a new pan for your coil.
 
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Old 10-15-08, 10:35 AM
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Thanks. The pan the coil is currently sitting in is actually plastic. Does that matter?
 
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Old 10-15-08, 04:16 PM
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If it's plastic, then some kind of epoxy repair could be done...??
 
 

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