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Case Study: How Pancrete Changed a Drain Pan and a Career

We recently received some great news and a case study from one of our clients. Our product Pancrete really changed the course of his career! Thanks to Andrej Bagar of FLUXAIR Indoor Environment Solutions for this case study.

This will be a short history of my contact with Pancrete. My former boss had brought a few samples of cured Pancrete from one of the NADCA conventions a few years back and had mentioned how he thought it was an interesting product. I remember we were in the middle of a couple of large projects at the time and the matter was put aside for later. So the samples were sitting in my drawer until one of our clients asked me for a solution to a leaking drain pan. I went back to the office, did a quick online research of the product, took the sample to the customer and shortly after, I had an order for the restoration of two 9’ x 4’ badly rusted drain pans.

After my first job was done, it was quiet for a year or so until I got in contact with the chief engineer at one hospital who ended up telling me that most of their air handling units had the same problem. Good thing about the quiet period was that I had over a year long trial period, making sure that Pancrete performed as stated. After everything looked good, I felt confident to propose the same solution to the hospital.

And here I am today, restoring air handlers as my primary field with my own company. As I was working on the units, my scope of work started expanding as well, so today I am restoring and replacing other components as well, and waterproofing entire units, not just drain pans. My next project is the largest unit in the hospital. 

Want to learn more about what Pancrete can do for you? Give us a call at 1-800-766-9059 or visit us at cleanac.com.

Here are before-and-after photos of the drain pan our client recently resurfaced. Looks great!

Pancrete Job BeforePancrete Job After

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“The CRT Tipster” is an HVAC tips and news blog owned by Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. We are a chemical manufacturing company based in Shelby, N.C., and have been creating independently-certified products for HVAC maintenance since 1986. Read more at cleanac.com. Got a question? Contact us toll free at 1-800-766-9057.

What’s in a name? A sparkling clean HVAC system!

What’s the one thing that belongs to you, but others use it more than you do? Your name! Perhaps our best-named product, the one we’re most known for, is Pancrete.


Would you replace your house or your vehicle if one small thing was broken? Of course not! You’d probably just repair it. Replacing things can be very expensive and time-consuming, but repairing and servicing can bring back their shine and make them last even longer.

Pancrete is one way to repair your HVAC system drip pans. It is an amazing product. Instead of getting a whole new HVAC unit just because your drip pan is rusted, why not just resurface? Our product can totally replace the bottom of your drip pan, without the fuss of replacing the entire unit.

Pancrete is a beautiful royal blue color and is very easy to apply. With its fast curing time, you won’t have to leave your unit off while it cures. AND you can put the unit back into service immediately. Check out this beautiful installation:

pancrete new drip pan


The steps to install Pancrete are easy and simple. Here’s a quick guide! First, you have to start cleaning.

  • Remove as much rust and damage as you can.
  • Wash it all off with Clean Bond, which also works as a bonding agent for Pancrete.
  • Spray on Fast Attack to sanitize the area.
  • Make sure there are no holes. If there are, you’ll need to cover them with duct tape or use our Panhole Filler, which, when painted on, can fill holes up to 100 mils.
  • Plug the drain with a cork or piece of plastic tubing coated in Vaseline so that the Pancrete doesn’t stick to it.
  • Paint on V570 and let it dry for 4-6 hours to stop rusting and deterioration.

Then, you’re ready to apply Pancrete!

  • This product is a two-part process. So you’ll mix parts A and B back and forth 20-25 times to make sure it is mixed well.
  • Then, just pour it in the drip pan! Pancrete is self-leveling so all your hard work is done. Now you can sit back and let the product do its job. It takes a total of 6 hours to cure completely depending on the temperature outside, but you can put the unit back into service immediately.

Do you have a success story using our product, Pancrete? We’d love to hear it! Have photos? Please share them. We are so proud to offer a product that saves you time and money.