Safely taking apart the Heat Pump


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Old 10-29-09, 08:05 PM
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Safely taking apart the Heat Pump

I am wondering if it is possible to take apart a heat pump into several lighter/manageable pieces, so I can get each of the pieces to the rooftop of my townhouse and then assemble them back on the roof?

The reason is, I am installing a SpacePak system and the heat pump needs to be on the roof. The only problem is that when I spoke with a crane rental company, they told me that the roof of my house is not accessible by crane due to giant trees on both sides of the house.

I really do not want to cut down trees/branches. I was thinking that maybe it is possible to take apart the heat pump into pieces so that I can either carry some of them through my house and use the roof access ladder or put them up using a rope and then assemble the pieces on the roof. I don't care much that it may void a warranty.

Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-30-09, 04:00 AM
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No you can not do this yourself.
Components of the refrigeration system will need to be dismantled and a refrigeration mechanic has to do this.
 
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Old 10-30-09, 04:21 AM
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I am wondering if it is possible to take apart a heat pump into several lighter/manageable pieces, so I can get each of the pieces to the rooftop of my townhouse and then assemble them back on the roof?
Not a good idea, sorry...........
 
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Old 11-02-09, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GregH
No you can not do this yourself.
Components of the refrigeration system will need to be dismantled and a refrigeration mechanic has to do this.
Originally Posted by dun11
Not a good idea, sorry...........
Spend the $$$$$$...............................................
 
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Old 11-03-09, 03:22 PM
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We used to use the ladder jacks like the roofers use for the smaller condensors. Most only wiegh 200 to 300 lbs or so. What size are you getting there?
 
 

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