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lameon 06-23-2012 11:54 PM

What will happen if the AC unit is mounted on the brick wall?
 
My neighbour installed a AC recently, I found that the outdoor unit is mounted on the brick wall but not the concrete base. Somebody says this is not good. Anyone can tell me why? Thanks!

CopperClad 06-23-2012 11:57 PM

Are you saying someone mounted the condenser to the brick wall...of a house???:eek:

lameon 06-24-2012 12:09 AM

Yes, that's what I meant. Very rare, but it did happen. So I asked my question.

CopperClad 06-24-2012 12:16 AM

And your here asking what is the problem with that???? Tell me one thing that is right with it and we'll go from there.... Better yet. Enlighten me as to how one attaches a condenser to a brick wall. :)

JJboy 06-24-2012 12:23 AM

LOL :whistling2::whistling2::whistling2::whistling2:

beenthere 06-24-2012 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by CopperClad (Post 950070)
And your here asking what is the problem with that???? Tell me one thing that is right with it and we'll go from there.... Better yet. Enlighten me as to how one attaches a condenser to a brick wall. :)

http://www.alpinehomeair.com/viewpro...ctID=453059689

Doc Holliday 06-24-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by lameon (Post 950068)
Yes, that's what I meant. Very rare, but it did happen. So I asked my question.


Is there a possiblility of you taking a picture and posting it here? If I'm thinking what this may be then it's not all that uncommon to see them up in the air on a side of all sorts of buildings, residential or commercial, sitting on a pre-fab metal ledge. Prevents theft is the biggest deal.

Much harder to service but we just charge more. :)

Marty S. 06-24-2012 11:59 AM

Brick is not structural. Mounting bolts would need to go all the way through the brick and anchor into backing plates in the wall.

beenthere 06-24-2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty S. (Post 950382)
Brick is not structural. Mounting bolts would need to go all the way through the brick and anchor into backing plates in the wall.

May be installed with thru bolts, that the OP doesn't know about.

lameon 06-25-2012 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Marty S. (Post 950382)
Brick is not structural. Mounting bolts would need to go all the way through the brick and anchor into backing plates in the wall.

Then what will happen? Will the it damage the wall eventually with the vibration? Or anything else? At least I heard big noise while it's running.

CoconutPete 06-25-2012 09:28 AM

Are you sure it's not a mini-split?

lameon 06-25-2012 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 951108)
Are you sure it's not a mini-split?

Yes, I'm 100% sure it's a regular residential AC condenser. And the building is a end unit of a townhouse. The unit is mounted on the side wall.

JJboy 06-25-2012 10:01 AM

1 Attachment(s)
This support?

lameon 06-25-2012 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JJboy (Post 951133)
This support?

Yes, something like this. But the wall is a brick wall. Is it really a bad thing, or just ok?

JJboy 06-25-2012 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lameon (Post 951137)
Yes, something like this. But the wall is a brick wall. Is it really a bad thing, or just ok?


I think this concrete anchor will work perfect with brick wall but if the wall is coated with brick I don't think it will be strong.


http://www.confast.com/products/drop-in-anchor.aspx


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