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We have recently moved to a new home. We have water leaking into a ceiling, above which, in the attic is a WeatherKing air handler/electri furnace that works in conjunction with the central air system. Are you familiar w/ WeatherKing? Is this something we can repair or do we need an electrician or a plumber to help?

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Drain is prolly plugged.It should be something you can repair.its a plastic pipe coming out of the coil.you will need a coupling to put in it if you have to cut.If this is more of a project than you want to take on,call a hvac tech.good luck

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