Ideas For Anchoring Condensor Unit - HVAC - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2012, 10:59 AM   #16
DIY Enthusiast
 
sublime2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,110
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by COLDIRON View Post
Don't use that strapping it looks like crap, you wouldn't like the look and you will have to drill into your house. Have never seen anything like that in the field. If you really think you have to anchor it down you can go right through the inside of the unit down through the 4 legs into the concrete pad after the pad is changed and the unit is back level and in place. You really shouldn't have to anchor it.
In other words,
Hire a HVAC guy to do it and not do it yourself.
Replacing the pad would require disconnecting the unit.
So spend 500 for the pad or 20 bucks on some strapping.

Advertisement

sublime2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


A "HVAC guy" did this in the first place. I'm going to fix it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime2 View Post
In other words,
Hire a HVAC guy to do it and not do it yourself.
Replacing the pad would require disconnecting the unit.
So spend 500 for the pad or 20 bucks on some strapping.
jfls49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #18
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,669
Rewards Points: 2,096
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Buy some 2 x 10's form around the whole thing, Pin the ouside with 2x2 stakes and level the box. Buy Sacrete, and mix in a wheelbarrow and pour a slab under it right up to the bottom of the condenser. This is going to sound funny, but if you have a vibrating massager, hold it against the sides of the form so it vibrates the concrete. This will remove air pockets against the form. use an edger around the slab to relieve the edge while the concrete is wet. If the concrete shrinks away from under the unit, just slide some Galvanized shims under the unit.

Whoever mounted your unit like that is............ well, "If you cant say anything nice, dont say anything at all"

Thumpers Mom
jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #19
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Please explain how I mudjack under this pad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairview View Post
Level the pad and mud jack until all the cavity underneath the plastic is full.
jfls49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #20
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,884
Rewards Points: 2,270
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by jfls49 View Post
A "HVAC guy" did this in the first place. I'm going to fix it.
Not unless you have all the hvac tools to properly do it you're not. The true and proper way to do it is to remove/disconnect the unit and move it aside. Other than that you can pry up the unit and set bricks or dirt under there but without a build up and hard pack of the dirt you'll still be playing Russian Roulette.
__________________
Thanks.
Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,884
Rewards Points: 2,270
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime2 View Post
In other words,
Hire a HVAC guy to do it and not do it yourself.
Replacing the pad would require disconnecting the unit.
So spend 500 for the pad or 20 bucks on some strapping.
An Ultra Lite pad doesn't even cost $50. I'm not sure what the op is trying to get at though, leveling the unit or anchoring for anti-theft.
__________________
Thanks.
Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Make the pad, base or foundation firm, not able to rock back and forth when I give it a little push with three fingers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post
An Ultra Lite pad doesn't even cost $50. I'm not sure what the op is trying to get at though, leveling the unit or anchoring for anti-theft.
jfls49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 12:14 AM   #23
DIY Enthusiast
 
sublime2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,110
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Holliday View Post

Not unless you have all the hvac tools to properly do it you're not. The true and proper way to do it is to remove/disconnect the unit and move it aside.
THIS is exactly why I said spend 500 or spend 20 bucks!
sublime2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Nah, your not creative enough, can be done without recovering the freon and unhooking everything. THere is enough lip on both sides of the unit where I can put a 4x4 and block it up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime2 View Post
THIS is exactly why I said spend 500 or spend 20 bucks!
jfls49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #25
DIY Enthusiast
 
sublime2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,110
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Ideas for anchoring condensor unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by jfls49 View Post
Nah, your not creative enough, can be done without recovering the freon and unhooking everything. THere is enough lip on both sides of the unit where I can put a 4x4 and block it up.
Good luck with that!

Advertisement

sublime2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loft bedroom ideas! Help! Alexz7272 Interior Decorating 5 12-31-2011 10:10 PM
Redecorating DD's room....thoughts, ideas? Looong. RealHouswifOfOK Interior Decorating 14 04-22-2011 07:19 PM
Loo9king forward to ideas nanalane9 Introductions 3 03-25-2011 09:07 AM
Garage shelving ideas koodawg General DIY Discussions 3 12-31-2010 10:52 AM
Ideas needed for kitchen reno (pic included) bearcats23 General DIY Discussions 5 05-24-2010 09:36 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts