I wonder is anybody can help with this problem a friend of mine in Florida has?
She has a GrandAire GB3BM-042K-B-10A air conditioning unit in her garage. One day, a few weeks ago, when she got home from work her garage floor was flooded with water from the unit.
She called the A/C guy who tinkered with the system, told her it was a crap system, said the coils where rusting, charged her quite a few dollars and went away.
Whilst I was on vacation there, she asked me to have a look at it but I have to admit that A/C is new to me as I live in quite a cool climate. When I took the cover off, I could see smallish brown pipes (the coils?). The brown appeared to be a protective coating of paint or plastic and these did not look rusted to me. Under the pipes was a tray, with turned up sides, that had about an inch and a half of water in it. She told me that she has to keep emptying this on a daily basis. Part of the unit's metal body protrudes into the tray and this has become rusty, probably by the water rising to that level on occasions.
I am assuming that this tray is a drip tray to catch condensating (sp?) water off the coils. Should the drip tray have some sort of a drain from it or would the water be expected to evaporate naturally into the air? Is this amount of water, or condensation, normal?
I don't know if she has big time problems or if the A/C guy was trying to get a new A/C unit sale out of her.
I have tried to find details of this unit with an internet search but to no avail.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated