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  1. #1
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    Confused air handler in garage,dripping?

    so guys,
    im sure this has been beat to death,but i have to know,
    just replaced air handler & condenser,13 sear,location is cape coral florida,
    the air handler is in the ceiling in the garage,
    should it be sweating? and dripping on the floor?
    every time the a/c guys come out they tell me something different,
    there is no drip pan under it,should there be?
    is this normal?,and will it shorten the life span?

    thanks in addvance for the replies

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    Condensate

    It is normal to get condensation coming from the coil. What's not normal is dripping that condensation into the garage. Yes you should have a secondary drip pan under the coil. Also, I am curious where your current PVC condensate line drops off. Is the water coming from PVC pipe or through the ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief FFS View Post
    It is normal to get condensation coming from the coil. What's not normal is dripping that condensation into the garage. Yes you should have a secondary drip pan under the coil. Also, I am curious where your current PVC condensate line drops off. Is the water coming from PVC pipe or through the ceiling?
    no,, its not coming from the pipe,and its mounted on the garage ceiling not above any wallboard,
    its the walls of it that are sweating,normal?

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    heres a few pics of whats up,there is water under the white label,hopefully you can see it,

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    Not so normal. Any pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelby22 View Post
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    see the moisture on the outside,,normal?

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    Condensation

    Your unit either wasn't installed level or there is a crack in the built in drain pan. Put a level on it and see if it's level. If not, that would explain the condensation dripping to a side as opposed to through the PVC drain.

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    so this isnt normal,even in a non conditioned garage?

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    No, it is not normal to have a unit drip from the underbelly. I've seen units undercharged that have formed ice on the air handler cabinet and when it thawed out, dripped like that...but in my opinion, its not level. Thats my opinion based off our discussion and the pictures I see. Do you have a level?

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    yes it's normal if your garage is 90 degrees inside and the humidity is 60 % that puts your dew point at about 75 degrees so if the unit has 58 degree air going through it will condensate

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    Could be that your garage is very warm/hot and humid. or that the internal drain pan is cracked. or that the air flow is too low, or that the static pressure of the return is too high.

    Have any of the techs check the temp difference across the evap coil.
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