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Plastic Condensate Pans melting or catching on fire when used with a furnace

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of the evolution of plastic condensate pans and issues with them melting? It seems in the late 90's there was a black plastic pan but lately there is a grey almost fiberglass like pan being used. Can anyone share any experience with a furnace that caught on fire because of the melted plastic pan?
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  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,736
    I have seen melted and cracked but not any on fire.
  • garyb_2
    garyb_2 Member Posts: 2
    John happened today
  • garyb_2
    garyb_2 Member Posts: 2
    I checked unit installed ignitor that was bad then I had a pan fire within 5 minutes. not sure exactly why? is it possible oil from a leaking coil ignited