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  1. #1
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    Frown

    Doesn't it always happen this way? Here is Sunday before family arrives for a visit and I discover my Evap coil pan is leaking rusty water and turning our newly cleaned white carpet rust colored. After tearing into it I find a split at the rear of the pan. The inside of the pan is all rust. (Not sure how old the A/C is, just purchased the home.) Since family is arriving tomorrow I would love to plug it till I can take time to change it out. Is there any product out there that I can pour into the pan, that is self leveling, would harden up and seal it, for a couple of months? If not do you think smearing silicone on the bottom will last a few months? Any idea for a temp. fix will be much appreciated.

    Thanks JD

  2. #2
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    Lightbulb

    unless its completely dry and clean your only option is henrys roofing tar, or a new unit.

  3. #3
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    The local hvac supply house should carry pan-crete, which will do it.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    I like the idea of silicone gel, but not the smell. It's a simple job if you can be bothered to do it. Cover your nose . It has to be dry - the pan. Avoid silicone contact with hand. You'll not enjoy the feeling.

  5. #5
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    The guy wants to seal it for a couple of months?

    That translates to: until it leaks again and I can't fix it myself.

    Lets place bets on the nect topic of "Do kinks in my copper hurt my A/C"?

  6. #6
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    Thanks guys for your input.
    smokin68, Pancrete is just the ticket however the HVAC houses in our area have never heard of it. I downloaded all the data on the product and plan on turning them on to it. I think I will just bottom patch it for this week and when my family leaves i will replace it.

    BSCHVAC, I'm sory, did I say something to ofend you? Does the fact that I am looking for a quick fix till my family leaves bother you in some way? Or do you just feel somewhat superior and wanted to express it. How's that working for you?

    Have a great day men and watch your superheat.

  7. #7
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    I've run into this, and yes, it only happens when it's 90 out. First of all, if the back rotted out, chances are it was not pitched correctly from day 1. I have raised the back of the pan high enough, (like a jacked up 69 chevelle) to make sure that the back sees no water. seal the temporary gap until repair can be made.
    Good luck

  8. #8
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    You could try aquarium silicon; it might hold up better since it's designed to be wet constantly.


  9. #9
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    Thanks again men, but J-B Weld did a wonderful job. Problem is solved for now and I have time to schedule the replacement.

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