Compatibility of Evap Coil?

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Old 06-02-15, 11:29 AM
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Compatibility of Evap Coil?

OK, I did a stupid thing. I installed new humidifier last fall and in process of patching the hole for the old humidifier (installed on the wrong side of the plenum) I drilled hole into the AC evap coil.

I want to just replace the evap coil for right now as replacement of the whole heat/AC system is not viable financially right now. The AC is 5 ton Lennox. Do I have to get Lennox evap coil or can I go with coil from any other manufacturer?

As for the cost can anybody give me approximate estimate as for how mouch I should expect to pay for the coil and the refill? I am in Denver CO area. Thanks.
 
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Old 06-02-15, 11:42 AM
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I would have the coil repaired. Is the hole in one of the U copper?
 
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If repairing the coil is not feasible you might check with this company concerning a new coil. They are in your back yard so shipping costs would be minimal.

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Old 06-02-15, 01:06 PM
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Yes, it's one of the U bends. Just want this system to go on couple more years. Then my son will be out of college and I will be in good financial state to get good two stage system.
 
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I hear you about college.... That should be an easy fix. Probably take $ 300 to $ 400 in refrigerant. 2 to 3 hours labor.
 
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Old 06-03-15, 03:29 AM
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It should be an easy repair for a competent trades person.
All that needs to be done is to braze over the hole, evacuate the system and recharge the refrigerant.

You should not have to replace the coil.
 
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