HVAC leaking in the metal bin


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Old 07-16-20, 09:32 AM
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HVAC leaking in the metal bin

The part in the house of the HVAC that hold the blower. There is a bin under, it get filled with water. Then overflow and create water damage. The HVAC guy came and said the tenant put the HVAC way too low, like 70, she need to set it to 75, but she keep set it to 70 then set it on HOLD. So the system run at full capacity all the time. Then leaks happen, then she call us. We tell her, but she keep doing it.
I was thinking to modify the circuit so she can't press the HOLD button anymore.
I am afraid if I fix the leak she will just run the system to death. Any suggestions.
 
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Old 07-16-20, 09:32 PM
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The HVAC guy came and said the tenant put the HVAC way too low, like 70
That is complete nonsense.

If the tenant is paying the electrical bill...... then she has the right to set it wherever she wants.
You may have a drain problem or even a partial freezing problem.
Having a tech there and giving you bad information is not helping the situation.

For us to even begin to help you we would need to see pictures of what you have and then make suggestions. How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 07-16-20, 09:58 AM
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There should be at least two drains and each should easily handle the flow from the AC no matter what temperature it is set. One drain is for normal use and the other is for emergency in case the first drain clogs. It sounds like both your drains are clogged or blocked. Clear the clogs and the water damage should stop.
 
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Old 07-16-20, 10:10 AM
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As Pilot Dane said first you have to make sure that the system drains are OK.

And perhaps get e new tenant,
 
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Old 07-16-20, 10:26 AM
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Thanks. The main pipe make the main pipe drain on the front porch, and it's very wet there. So it's is not blocked.
Is it that the system have frion problem and make ice?
 
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If the drain is not blocked, how can the pan be full of water?
 
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Old 07-16-20, 03:33 PM
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It could be partially blocked.

What size is it?
Are there two drain lines?
 
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Old 07-16-20, 11:34 PM
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Is this HVAC guy a real HVAC guy ????? Did you pay him ?
 
 

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