I want to redo the concrete in my back yard. Currently what's there is vintage 1950 concrete that is cracked in many places, and it needs to be removed and replaced. Thing is, that I want to expand the concrete area close to the house, just a little though. And part of the concrete expansion area involves an existing A/C compressor that's on it's own pad.
Exactly how does one do this? Does it need to be removed and then reinstalled? It appears to be on line long enough such that it could be potentially relocated while the cement work is done, then moved back. Is that a realistic expectation that it could be moved in such a way as to not damage the copper lines then moved back and avoid the whole problem involving a fix and recharge thing? One mason told me that it should be easy enough to move it aside, remove the concrete pad under it, then put it up on cinderblocks, then do the cement work. Then after the cement cures enough, move the compressor aside, remove the cinder blocks and cement in the area where the cinderblocks were, then cover the whole thing with one of those plastic pads, then mount the compressor onto the plastic pads. Does this sound right or is there something else I need to be looking out for?
One of the reasons I haven't fixed this yet is because I figured if I needed to remove the compressor and reinstall it's presumably much more expensive and time consuming, and a PIA. I'm not 100% sure if I'd even want to reinstall it (beat up looking, but perfectly good working 10 SEER 2 ton vintage 1996 unit).
Also assume that when the A/C compressor is in it's temporary location I'm not using it.