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Old 03-03-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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how to build a roof for a HVAC unit to keep ice from falling on it

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Build it in the Bahama's?

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It need to be at least 5 foot above the unit, some makes want more.
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It need to be at least 5 foot above the unit, some makes want more.
Not if only needing it during the Winter when the thaw happens, and the unit does not need to be ran if not a Heat pump.
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how to build a roof for a HVAC unit to keep ice from falling on it
If it is damaging the unit, and it is not a Heat Pump, you can lay a piece of 1/2" to 3/4" Ply on top to protect it. If a Heat Pump, then you may want to talk to a roofer about looking into why you are getting ice freezing on your roof during Winter. If the roof is properly insulated from the living spaces, you should never get Ice. If living up north where you get huge amounts of snow fall, get a snow rake to remove the snow during the season, and use a piece of ply on the unit to protect if not a heat pump.
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Not if only needing it during the Winter when the thaw happens, and the unit does not need to be ran if not a Heat pump.
He said build a roof. Implies its going to be there summer and winter. In summer he'll want to run the A/C, so it needs to be built high enough not to interfere with air flow.

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