Not sure this is the place to ask - but we have a 1980'ish heat pump/air handler that needs a lower drip pan. The air handler is model: 40AQ024330DF. The problem is: the upper support for the coil is plastic...no problem; the lower tray is base metal...which has rusted through.
Our "friendly" A/C tech says the trays are no longer generally available, and one can be made for ....$x. Either that, or buy a new coil/tray assembly for about $x to put in the air handler ductwork.
What's the skinny on this? Is there no way to buy/have made a lower plastic drip pan for the coil in the unit?
The PITA A/C folks are gonna check with me about what I want to do. Kick them in the butt for asking $x for a $20 piece of sheet metal !!
Hummm, very unusuall a "reverse strain of the BOHICA Virus " stop this thread before i become infected and custom fabricate a drain pan for an obselete unit and install it for free ! Ahhh BOHICA on me !