Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Big Oops!

Guess who poked a hole in the condenser coil of the A/C? If you guess me, you are correct! We'll see if duct tape really can fix everything! I patched it but it isn't looking good. I was trying to add a hole to the bottom of the window unit because water was running down the wall inside. Why would they place the coils so close to the bottom of the unit with no space to seperate them? If worse comes to worse, guess it's gonna be a little uncomfortable in here till fall. The other unit works fine and is in the bedroom. At least I'll be able to sleep comfortably. Thankfully, there is very little summer left to worry about. Maybe by next summer I'll be in the house and not have to be concerned with replacing it at all.


Java said...

Oops. Don't you hate when stuff like that happens? It's been a fairly mild summer, and hopefully it will be an early fall. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

hey bud sorry about your accident, the newer ac's coils sit low because they are meant to sit in a pool of water, helps cools faster and saves energy. AC is prolly not level if water does not drain away.
Enjoy you website!!!

Lemuel said...

Oy, Dave! Those are my kinds of tricks! I even thought I had a patent on them. *grin* I doubt if the duct tape will work, but as you noted you still have a functioning unit in the BR. Will the new home have central A/C?

Ultra Dave said...

Yep the house will have a heat pump! No more $200 a month power bills for only 600 sq ft!

Thanks Matty for the info!

Stan said...

That's one thing I don't have to worry about in this old house. A/C? Fuggetaboutit! This 90 year old house can barely handle 2 fans running at the same time!
I hear and feel your pain about the electric bills Dave, and I don't even have A/C! August has been brutally hot. Can't wait for fall already, till then stay cool!

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