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Old 09-20-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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1966 Sovereign - replacing air conditioner

Looking for advice to replace the AC, would I work on it from the rooftop? I don't want to put a 200 lb person up there, for fear of denting the roof. There does not seem to be a way to get at it from the interior.
Also, are there 'caps' available of some sort to place over the open vent to the range top? We do not have a range anymore, and right now the vent needs a cap, other than duct tape.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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work it from the top

The big problem for many is just getting the AC up top. If you can do that, then attaching it is easy. Set it in place on the 14 x 14 vent hole. Use Vulkem seal and tighten the four attaches. Elec and drain line are standard...and in the AC instructions. Use a few padded blankets for your sitting area and stay centered....you won't dent the top.
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I used a cheapo scaffolding to get the AC up to the top of the windows. Then I laid a 4x4 behind the awning. Then I found a 2x6 laid pretty flat on the roof when supported by the 4x4. I had an old piece of carpet under the 2x6 to reduce scratching. I tried to stay on top of the ribs (rivet lines). With one big lift, I got the AC up to the 2x6s, and then worked it over the hole.

I think a little support to spread the load over a larger area of the roof helps a bit. And my scaffold allowed stability while I lifted the AC about chest high to get it to the 2x6s.

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