Drain pan replacement

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Old 09-06-09, 08:23 AM
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Drain pan replacement

My drain pan is getting rusty. The drain line has a slight "uphill"

drain because a PVC pipe coupling that is conneted to the drain pan raises the drain pipe slightly.

I think I should raise the drain pan so I have a better water flow and maybe replace the pan at the same time.

Do they make a PVC drain pan and how hard is it to replace?
 
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Old 09-06-09, 11:01 AM
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This is for an air handler/evaporator in your attic?

If I'm visualizing your situation correctly, to remove and replace the pan will require lifting the air handler out of the pan. Most DIYers (like me) wouldn't touch that job with a 10-ft pole.

Can you shim up one end of the existing pan to give you better drainage? Or re-pipe the drain line to give it slope?
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Old 09-06-09, 11:14 AM
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The unit is in the garage. It is an up right firnance and the 'A' coil is on top, the top of which is inside the ceiling.

I have been looking around and I have seen some 'A' coils and drip pan units all together in a case with open top and bottom, of course for air flow, and with 4 sides.

Looks like it might be possible to lift the unit 1/2" to 3/4" to get the proper drainage.
 
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