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    Angry

    I found water in one of my air ducts after finding that no air was coming out of it. I started to look into the situation and found water leaking all over the insulation, electrical breakers, coils and freezing up the unit. I am not sure what to look for in order to fix it. Can anyone help? I know that I am going to need to replace the floor under the unit and the hot water heater.

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    A qualified service to tech to check, and fix your unit.

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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    is there a floor heat close to a tub in a bathroom that maybe had water splashed into it? maybe near a front entry way? heats are usually placed near windows (most heat loss and gain) when there is a thunderstorm an open window with a floor register near can fill up enough to do some damage.

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    Turn it ,check for a dirty ,clogged filter,if it's clogged ,leave it off a few hours,replace the filter,if it's not clogged ,call for service.

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    Originally posted by coco
    is there a floor heat close to a tub in a bathroom that maybe had water splashed into it? maybe near a front entry way? heats are usually placed near windows (most heat loss and gain) when there is a thunderstorm an open window with a floor register near can fill up enough to do some damage.




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    maybe water is being condensed inside your ducts. Possibly due to the high humidity in your area.

    First check your home's humidity level and then check for any other source of water entering your ductwork.

    Like a leaky bird bath or humidifier.



    Or possibly your children have crawled up inside there to have a fun filled water fight.


    It's probably somethig really simple.

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    slab or crawl space??

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    Sounds like Ferret-home syndrome. Do you raise ferrets?????

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    Talking thanks everyone

    Thanks to everyone for your help. After getting into the problem, we found that the AC unit had been leaking for quite a while (looks like it could have been years). We took out the water heater, AC unit and pulled out a couple of walls and the floor. We spoke with an AC tech and found out the particular unit we have was made in the years they were having trouble with this model. We have rebuilt the floors and walls and have everything back in place. Hopefully on Monday morning the tech will be able to recharge the unit and it should be okay. It is a mobile home in Texas and this time of year of without AC has been a nightmare. I personally have learned more about HVAC systems than I ever wanted to know. Thanks again for everyone's advice. PS yes we do raise ferrets.

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    I knew it.

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    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Sounds like Ferret-home syndrome. Do you raise ferrets?????
    I'm curious as to how you thought of this?
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    Originally posted by Yellow Dot
    Originally posted by condenseddave
    Sounds like Ferret-home syndrome. Do you raise ferrets?????
    I'm curious as to how you thought of this?
    You are unfamiliar with the dreaded ferret-house syndrome that is often the cause of water in ducts?????

    And you call yourself a PROFESSIONAL??? HMMPH!

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    Hey, "coco", with a reply like yours, are you sure your names not "cuckoo?"

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