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Midicat 05-10-2008 06:33 AM

I Need To Move The Condenser...Can I?
 
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Hi,
Please see photos. I am having my basement wall (46 ft) water-proofed but before he can start on Monday, I need to move the A/C condenser. Is this something I can do myself or does this need to be done by a tradesman? I'm pretty handy with tools but I am not sure of how to start something like this so any direction would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

Thomas

chris75 05-10-2008 06:51 AM

You need to call someone.

Hvacsoulja 05-17-2008 09:46 AM

In most states if you are altering the original condition of the unit you must be licensed. This job will require you to handle refrigerant which in order to do you must be licensed by the e.p.a. To answer your question no you cant do it yourself.

Midicat 05-17-2008 11:55 AM

Thanks guys,
The job was done by a certified technician.

Thomas

Fort Deep 07-31-2008 09:00 PM

How much did they charge you?

KHouse75 07-31-2008 09:22 PM

I missed this one back in May. The few times we've done similar work, we either built temporary platforms if there was enough slack like in this case. If there wasn't we used shelves designed to fasten to the concrete and placed the units on those.

We then worked under them without issue.

Midicat 08-01-2008 08:19 PM

KHouse75,
that was what I thought may be an option. I was concerned tho that the vibration noise may be transmitted into the house through the brick.

Fort Deep,
That Sunday morning I went for a drive in the neighborhood and spotted a truck in a driveway with "Cooling" in the name, and I knocked on the door. It turned out to be a great arrangement. The guy is a licensed technician who does mostly commercial stuff but did residential on the side all the time. It cost me $100 to have it pumped full of freon, (they take the freon from the system and pump it into the condenser to capacity so it doesn't cost an arm and a leg when you top it up after hooking it up again.) cut, capped and moved. Then it was $200 to have it hooked back up again, and that included the addition of a exterior power shut-off. This guy was great.

Midicat :) :thumbsup:

chris75 08-01-2008 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Midicat (Post 145036)
Then it was $200 to have it hooked back up again, and that included the addition of a exterior power shut-off. This guy was great.

Midicat :) :thumbsup:

I cant believe someone wired it the first time without a disconnect... never mind, yes I can.

8 Ball 08-02-2008 06:37 AM

It looked like the disconnect was way off to the left.

chris75 08-02-2008 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 8 Ball (Post 145116)
It looked like the disconnect was way off to the left.

That looks like a phone or catv box to me, follow the carflex out of the unit, it just follows the line set to the attic.

Midicat 08-02-2008 08:31 AM

chris75
You're right. :thumbsup: The box out on the left is CATV and the AC unit is in the attic.

Midicat


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