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    Weird question

    Guys,

    I've got a weird one for you guys. I've got a client who wants to put the outside piece of a Celiera Mini Split (68GWX1B) in an attic. I know the unit will be much less efficient but they are in a very bad neighborhood and want to keep it from getting stolen. What do you guys think?

    Thanks!

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    Tell them no because you will not want to be responsible for it. You could mount it on the outside high enough that a ladder would be needed to service or steal it.

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    I think placing it in the attic would place way too high of an additional load on the unit... I would say high sidewall or possibly roof??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacguy02 View Post
    I've got a client who wants to put the outside piece of a Celiera Mini Split (68GWX1B) in an attic. I know the unit will be much less efficient but they are in a very bad neighborhood and want to keep it from getting stolen. What do you guys think?
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    Find better clients in better neighborhoods.

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    This may not help but...

    Low Pressure cutout - use the closed contacts in conjuntion to an interior/exterior audible alarm ( with a theft notice sign ofcourse...) They may loose a bit of refrigerant in an attemped theft but at least the thief will be alarmed at the alarm going off...

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    Talking

    Hook up line voltage to unit housing remove ground that will teach them to steal

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    or mount one of these behind it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claymore_mine
    You can't fix stupid

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    why not just mount it on the roof
    if the thief can can up there and get it down without being caught then it is his

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmajerus View Post
    or mount one of these behind it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claymore_mine
    hahaha that's good stuff right there!!

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