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Old 05-09-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Red face a/c ditch it?

furry things wasps and pineneedles like my awning,and my broken a/c top that is their home. SHOULD I GET IT OFF THEIR and duct tape it Can I walk on the roof? Any words on that aux. screen room? It looks like a real find.
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Old 05-10-2003, 02:48 AM   #2
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You can walk on the roof but, stay on the rivet lines that transverse vertically the roofline. The max weight I've heard mention is around 200 to 250 lbs. You might consider using a staging area of sorts for long term working on the roof, such as a section of plywood to lie between those ribs. (Use old sections of rug under the board to protect the rooftop .)
Also, you should never step on the curved portions of your roof either the front or back as there is no support period underneath~!!
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I got a 4x8x1/2 inch sheet of plywood and glued carpet pad to one side of it. Then I cut it into smaller pieces, like 18"x48", big enough to span between the rivet lines. Won't scratch and slide off. Always come on to the roof from the awning side, much harder to fall off the roof from there, more stuff to grab hold of on your way down.

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Old 05-10-2003, 09:36 AM   #4
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I would leave the AC in place until you have a new one to replace it with. Either that or get a small square of aluminum and cover the hole, use some putty and a few pop rivets. Duct tape gets real nasty to remove when it sits in the sun and weather for a few weeks.

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I wouldn't be so quick to condemn the a/c. Have you checked it out thoroughly? Might be worth having an experienced tech take a look at it first. The one on my 74 still cools great but I did have to replace the shroud. The original Armstrongs are not easy to replace with the current styles. I also love having the wall mounted t-stat.

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Thanks for all the replies. This site has been a true find,
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I agree with Chas. Also, I would throw in, if the unit has R-12 and still has a charge, that it would be better to have whatever is broken, fixed within reason.

The reason I say this is that a fair day with R-12 still beats a great day using R-134a.

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