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Old 01-31-2015, 04:17 PM   #16
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moving the AC unit should be fairly easy.

the dryer vent can stay as long as the under part of the desk is wide open to airflow. simply coat the wood on all sides around the area where the exhaust comes out (whatever stain you might use on top then use that to coat the sides and under side of wood in that area). this simply slows wood eating bugs (to about the same level as no vent and w/o staining on all sides, etc).

you'll just have some dryer smell when drying clothes..... pros & cons to everything.....


or, as last resort, if possible, re-work the exhaust to reach an exit somewhere else, might need a booster fan (inside) though to make the run longer......

or, is it possible to simply run extend the ducting under the deck and vent at end?
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:00 PM   #17
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Yeah the dryer vent is literally right behind my dryer...the 4" pipe run is about 8" right through the wall. We are residing that area as well, so I don't mind moving the vent down or to the right. I suppose I could keep it where it's at and run an elbow down underneath the deck too.

On second though down wouldn't be an option unless from the exterior, bc of the ledger
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:40 PM   #18
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where would you even move the ACs to? in front of the ~4" deck walkway you already have on the other side of the house?

Isn't there a back door to the right of the photo not shown? Why not build the deck over there if it's possible aand make it as close to the ACs are at now, and then make a ground level walkway connecting tto he existing deck? I mean if you want to entertain on the back deck you're proposing of building or just to be out there, doesn't it make sense to go out the back door instead of walking all the way around the deck walkway you have now?
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:09 PM   #19
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where would you even move the ACs to? in front of the ~4" deck walkway you already have on the other side of the house? Isn't there a back door to the right of the photo not shown? Why not build the deck over there if it's possible aand make it as close to the ACs are at now, and then make a ground level walkway connecting tto he existing deck? I mean if you want to entertain on the back deck you're proposing of building or just to be out there, doesn't it make sense to go out the back door instead of walking all the way around the deck walkway you have now?
We actually don't have a back door on our house. It's a 1910 farmhouse that had the back entrance door taken out when a first floor bathroom was added. The only "back" door we have is a side door about 2ft from those stairs coming of the back. This is one if the reasons we'd like to wrap the porch around because without it we don't utilize our backyard at all.

We'd probably move the left A/c next to the right one.
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Just a suggestion.....
Why not build the deck 2' - 3' wider then planned and the unit in the same place but on the deck.?

Also, maybe build the deck big enough to be used for more then a walkway.?


If money is not a big issue.
How about a gazebo on that corner attached to the existing deck, and a set of stairs exiting to the back yard.?
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Just a suggestion.....
Why not build the deck 2' - 3' wider then planned and the unit in the same place but on the deck.?

Also, maybe build the deck big enough to be used for more then a walkway.?


If money is not a big issue.
How about a gazebo on that corner attached to the existing deck, and a set of stairs exiting to the back yard.?
All good points.

The current walkway that goes along the side of the house is 3 ft. we want to extend that 3ft to make it a 6 ft space. As far as the back, I guess Id have to consider the cost of extending or adding a gazebo vs. moving the a/c
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We are calling the hvac company to give us an idea what it would cost to move the a/c....When this move happens, do they also move the electrical whip too? I'm comfortable making that connection or move myself if needed...however, I noticed that most of the liquidtite whip are only 6ft long. Mine would need to be 12 ft. or so. I assume I'd have to make my own using liquid tight conduit, or is there another way to run the electrical from the exterior shut off to the a/c unit?

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Move the disconnect to the new location.
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