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    Change the belt

    Nope, I sure wouldnt. 4 stories straight down.
    And that pitched roof is a little steeper then the photo shows.


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    But puckerville.... I see SO cord? Or is that weathertite?

    But not any grease, so I am guessing not a hood fan... In some jurisdictions they'd have to build a platform with a guard rail.

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    I didn’t even look at the power wiring to be honest. The place is still pretty new. There’s a restaurant of some type on the first floor.
    I was there for an issue with an office heat pump. And thanking the hvac gods that I wasn’t there for that fan.
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    Lots of room in that parking lot for the required boom lift.

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    Anyone who designs this type of positioning is just plain stupid!!!!!!

    Anyone who installs this and says nothing is just as guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    Anyone who designs this type of positioning is just plain stupid!!!!!!

    Anyone who installs this and says nothing is just as guilty.

    My $.02
    Ide pardon the installers so long as they change the belt everytime


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    and who's going up there to remove it and degrease it annually?

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    My same thought. How are they going to clean that ?
    From the looks of it rider77 is already on that roof.

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    There are two very stupidly designed condenser farms in tiny mechanical areas on the roof. This fan is beyond one of those areas.
    Here is a google map view. I was in the upper (north) area.

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    Here’s a better pic. The mechanical area I was standing in is in the yellow circle. The exhaust fan placement is the red X. The exhaust fan may not yet have been installed in the photo. I don’t see it and the building is still really new.

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    To get to those mechanical areas in a whole different story. You go up 3 flights of stairs to the top floor. Then pull down a very narrow attic access and crawl up into the attic. Then crawl through the attic and out a 3’ door onto the mechanical deck.
    There is one access per mechanical area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    To get to those mechanical areas in a whole different story. You go up 3 flights of stairs to the top floor. Then pull down a very narrow attic access and crawl up into the attic. Then crawl through the attic and out a 3’ door onto the mechanical deck.
    There is one access per mechanical area.
    And the tenants are going to complain about the crap equipment because no one can properly service it.

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    You’ll never carry a compressor up there. And they have Mitsubishi outdoor units blowing into other coils. There’s not even really room to walk between the outdoor units.
    We are basically restarting a couple preexisting units because they redid some of the office area for a new tenant.
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    Isn't that a flat roof next to the fan? I might do it but I kind of like heights.
    I would clear the cars below because those covers can be tight. I send something similar through a skylight once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    Ide pardon the installers so long as they change the belt everytime


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    Only if the engineer who told them to put it there goes with them every time.

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    What's the OSHA requirement on that ?

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    Your post reminded me of a call I turned down ten or so years ago. Something about having to deal with the hole in the roof.

    I pulled it up on Google maps street view. Funny that the Google driver actually went through the place's parking lot here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9623346,-86.8137763,3a,47.5y,138.54h,93.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUmW6aOGngA6PiO-teRfDFA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    Isn't that a flat roof next to the fan? I might do it but I kind of like heights.
    I would clear the cars below because those covers can be tight. I send something similar through a skylight once.
    No, all pitched. The mechanical area is flat but theres a pitched section of the roof between it and the edge.
    The angle of the photo was a little weird because of how I was holding the phone, makes it look a lot less pitched then it really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    What's the OSHA requirement on that ?
    The guy that came up with the idea to put the fan there gets to service it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ECtofix View Post
    Your post reminded me of a call I turned down ten or so years ago. Something about having to deal with the hole in the roof.

    I pulled it up on Google maps street view. Funny that the Google driver actually went through the place's parking lot here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9623346,-86.8137763,3a,47.5y,138.54h,93.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUmW6aOGngA6PiO-teRfDFA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
    This fan is a bit similar to a Hooters I used to service years ago. Only their fan was farther away from the roof, and the roof wasn’t pitched as bad. Although it was on the second level of an outdoor mall, and had power lines very close by.

    See the hooters on the corner here. Look for the 2 makeup air hoods and 2 exhaust fans on the pinched roof. And it was a hooters so everything was nice and greasy.
    That place also had those propane tanks mounted on the second floor.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rd...bdef221983e522
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    I've had to visit some fans in precarious spots only to find they are direct drive.. A relief and upset all in one second.

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