I am considering installing central air & heat, however, the area next to
my house where I would like to locate the outside coils is narrow: about
32" wide and 10' long. Are there any units that are particularly narrow
(shallow) that could fit this space, with enough room to get around them
and service them?
Jedd Haas - Artist
Maybe you could cut in an access that you could crawl thru, which would
allow you to get to the back side of the a/c unit for servicing ( ? ) .
If by chance , this is a Dog Run you are thinking of putting the a/c
unit in , i wouldnt do that --- a dogs urine is acidic and will eat thru
the fins and tubes of the condensor. I once had a Dog do that to a unit
over several years and it needed replacing -- there were hardly any fins
left on the unit ; never thought id get a replacement a/c job from a
Dog..but hey, im not choosy. I think i even thru a new DogBone into the
'Dog Bone DAVE the Hack Yakker says to cut a hole in your house to
service the AC'
ME: Again Rans, you twist what i posted. I never said a word about
'cutting a hole in his house' ; the OP said :
'the area next to my house where I would like to locate the outside
coils is narrow: about 32" wide and 10' long. '
Im assuming he has a structure of some kind perhaps a dog run or simular
; if he does, then, making an access would not be out of the question.
If he is just referring to open space measuring 32 inches by 10 feet
long at the side of his house...then, i doubt his local code will allow
him to install the a/c unit so close to (or on) the lot line...if indeed
this area goes up to the lot line.
Did you see my post of a few days ago whereby i suggested we be friends
? Do u think this is possible on your end ? It is on mine.
Nah...ya got to be under 18 according to Daves own postings, therefore,
unless you look like you belong in kiddy porn, no ones got a thing to worry
about, altho, after Dave made that post about thinking about having sex with
his customers kids, I would seriously advise anyone in Daves neck of the
woods to either not call him, or shoot him square in the nutsack with a
44mag if he so much as looks at your kids in your home.
Your fist problem is why is it that narrow? Is it on the property line?
There are usually local codes covering where you can place the unit. How
well ventilated is the area? Do you have windows on that side. Remember
that noise is going to be louder on both sides due to the restricted space.
How big of a condenser? 60' is a pretty long run. I try to keep 1.5
ton units under 35'.
I didn't see the whole thread.. but have you looked at a thru wall
unit? Another option would be chilled water (its pricey.. but has a lot
of advantages). You could locate the chilled water unit anywhere. Even
on the roof.
Nope, not unless the manufacturer has allowances for this...your installer
will be able to tell you.
We NEVER run a line more than 50 feet, and that includes any allowances
added into the lineset for oil traps or such.
I saw an installation, for a manufactured home I stayed in while they were
building my house and I was dodging hurricanes, that was underground. That
is they dug a hole, lined it with galvanized steel and put the air
conditioner in the hole. This left it flush with the ground. I have
absolutely no idea why they did this and it sure didn't deaden the sound.
Maybe that's a posibility for you??....My .02 ....Ross
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