Evaporator drain pan issues

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Evaporator drain pan issues

Postby joefire » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:37 pm

Hello all, I recently discovered a leak in my evap. drain pan. The unit in this house was installed in 1989 and still chills the house nicely..The system is a Rheem Classic X Model # RAHE-030 JAS...Does anyone have Parts diagram for this system?...I sealed the holes with epoxy for now , but would like to replace before start using heat.... Thankyou J.L.
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Postby heatseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:48 pm

the heater would not need to drain condensate. I would save my money and plan ahead and replace entire 1989 system before spending money on it.
in the long run you would save money on energy bills.
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Postby joefire » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:29 pm

My concern is when I start to use the heat that epoxy wont burn up. Package states 250 degrees. How hot does it get in there does anyone know?
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Postby heatseeker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:30 am

less that 200 deg,
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Postby 4ftBanger » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:13 am

Typical supply temperatures for a heat pump are around 95-115 - a little higher with electric heat but the electric heaters are after the coil and drain pan so they wouldn't affect the temperature there anyways. If you have a gas furnace then the temps at the coil should be around 120-130, and for sure below the furnace safety limit setting which depends on the model but is generally in the 150 - 180 range.

I agree that you should be considering replacement. Most manufacturers won't sell a drain pan without a coil and coil replacement can be costly.
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