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    Heatpump pad

    My old heatpump is sitting on top of a concrete pad. Are those still used ?

    What do you folks prefer now ?

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    Yes/
    .. slightly above ground and Level ( stable Long term).

    Condensing units must be above flood plain per FEMA regulation.
    In coastal regions, that may be ~10 feet off the ground.

    http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-i...hazard-mapping

    Heat pump in snow regions should be elevated accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan sw fl View Post
    Yes/
    .. slightly above ground and Level ( stable Long term).

    Condensing units must be above flood plain per FEMA regulation.
    In coastal regions, that may be ~10 feet off the ground.

    http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-i...hazard-mapping

    Heat pump in snow regions should be elevated accordingly.
    Thanks Dan,

    What do you think of the preformed ones--some sort of composite----that sit on top of a gravel/rock base ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixer440 View Post
    ...............What do you think of the preformed ones--some sort of composite----that sit on top of a gravel/rock base ?
    Either concrete or the fake ones are good. There are pros and cons to both. The gravel underneath the "plastic" pads is a swell idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfchris View Post
    You guys are too much... Will start my own thread
    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread....o-the-AOP-area

    Newbie's in AOP Forum who _DO NOT Read_ are 'Too Much'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixer440 View Post
    What do you think of the preformed ones--some sort of composite----that sit on top of a gravel/rock base ?
    1. Level
    2. Stable Long Term ( proper drainage .:. no erosion)
    3. LARGE ..... a. ~ 32" x 32" CONDENSER PLUS 20" all around makes it a 72" square.
    ... ... ... ... ... b. maintain proper clearance so no plants are ever within 2 feet of any side.
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