Secondary Drip Pan Replacement

Old 07-26-23, 06:56 PM
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Secondary Drip Pan Replacement

I have read all kinds of articles pertaining to the actual pan replacement but none of them show how to get the new pan into the attic through the opening. I can understand removing the old pan (I hung my unit a few years back) cutting it to remove, but getting the new one in the attic is my question. Can someone please shed some light on this subject?

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Old 07-27-23, 05:01 AM
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Hopefully the scutty/access hole to your attic is large enough for the new pan. If it's not you'll have to enlarge it or cut out sheetrock between the ceiling joists to make a big enough opening to get it into the attic.
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OP = How would your air-handler/furnace be replaced when the time comes for new one if the access is too small to fit a secondary condensate drain pan?
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The narrow side of the pan is 28". That would need to fit thru the diagonal of the opening.

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