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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
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    Question

    When building decks around outside A/C units what is the recommended clearence around the unit and deck? I have be told 6-8in all the way to 3ft for breathability of the unit

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
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    Why not just move the condensing unit and allow plenty of room to service it.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2000
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    Coastal Georgia
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    Move the condensing unit

  4. #4
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    Feb 2005
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    Condo Cant move it

  5. #5
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    Nov 2000
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    I would want 3 feet as a minimum. Think ahead about a different style unit being there one day and actually servicing it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
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    or go ahead and build the deck with 6 inches of clearance so that it will have to be dismantled every time it needs service


    The outside A/C unit needs a great deal of air to circulate through it to work properly--Block the airflow and you shorten the life of the unit . build the deck to close for someone to be able to work comfortably and you may not find anyone to service it.

    and dont build the deck around it - or with custom removable panels to hide it either- it needs the airflow--like everyone has tried to tellyou ---move it if you dont like it's location

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