A/C A-coil drip pan leaking

My A/C A-coil drip pan is leaking leaking water. It's in the attic. Not a good place for a water leak. I know there's a bunch of rust scale in the pan cus I just cleaned everything else and inspected the A-coil to check it. I didn't clean the pan cus it's so hard to get into. Maybe I'll get lucky and it's just a plugged drain but I don't think so. It might be impossible to get at the leak but if I can get at it, what do you HVAC guys use to patch up a rusted leaking drip pan? John
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JOHN D writes:

A new air handler.
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I just ordered a new drain pan for $8
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In alt.home.repair on Fri, 22 Jul 2005 06:34:20 GMT "JOHN D"

I'm not an HVAC guy, and I'm sure there are better ways, but in general it's goodto know that PC-70 can be put on a wet material and still stick. I was only a temporary roommate of a tenant whom I didn't know in advance, but I once fixed a sink drain with a hole and a faucet that wouldn't stop dripping, with PC-70, while water was coming out of the hole. I had to keep pushing the stuff back in place but eventually it hardened and stayed there, and didn't leak.
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As the Kinch man said: a new air handler. At the least, a new coil. That is unless a new drain pan can be ordered. Sure they make some caulk that will plug a leak (even under water! Why, you can even glue your helmet to a steel beam and suspend yourself 50 feet in the air!!!), but you'll just end up with another leak elsewhere, and I GUARANTEE it will happen when you least expect it (while you are on vacation and your ceiling ends up on the floor). Go ahead and patch it for now, but i would plan on replacing it before something major happens...
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Depends, best case, a new pan, worst case, new air handler, or coil. Depends on the situation, and how extensive the damage, if any, is.
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Worst case scenario is you clean the pan and lay up fiberglass and resin just like they do to make a boat or shower stall. Could very well be a clogged drain.
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