dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Jun 7, 2023 4:31 PM|
dog piss on AC (by plenty [MO]) Jun 7, 2023 4:34 PM
dog piss on AC (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 7, 2023 5:56 PM
dog piss on AC (by RB [TN]) Jun 7, 2023 7:43 PM
dog piss on AC (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 7, 2023 8:51 PM
dog piss on AC (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 7, 2023 9:55 PM
dog piss on AC (by gevans [SC]) Jun 7, 2023 10:34 PM
dog piss on AC (by Otis [IL]) Jun 7, 2023 11:26 PM
dog piss on AC (by Vee [OH]) Jun 8, 2023 7:49 AM
dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Jun 8, 2023 9:29 AM
dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Jun 8, 2023 9:30 AM
dog piss on AC (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 8, 2023 9:39 AM
dog piss on AC (by gevans [SC]) Jun 8, 2023 10:36 AM
dog piss on AC (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 8, 2023 5:47 PM
dog piss on AC (by Ryan24 [MD]) Jun 9, 2023 2:05 PM
dog piss on AC (by Phil [OR]) Jun 12, 2023 8:25 PM
dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 4:31 PM
Dogs pee on my outdoor AC units, the salt in the urine makes them rust - fast. What are some ideas to stop this?
dog piss on AC (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 4:34 PM
Get rid of the dog? put a little fence around the ac... i have started to mount the ac units up on brackets on the foundation instead of the ground level. This lifts the ac up about two feet in some cases, maybe a foot in others, depends on how much of the basement wall is exposed. --172.58.xx.xx
dog piss on AC (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 5:56 PM
Put an electric fence around the condenser and electrify it. Even the dumbest of dogs will learn a lesson on their next pee. --108.69.xxx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 7:43 PM
The dog(s) in charge, the owner aint. --24.183.xxx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 8:51 PM
Poor doggies get no respect. --73.190.xxx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 9:55 PM
Expensive where install a ground sourced heat pump where the pipes are in the ground then absolutely nothing is outside. Ground below a certain level remains constant all year round where for heating or cooling not effected by outside temperature. No system to steal. The cost of running a ground sourced heat pump is considerably lower then using any type of outside which is exposed to air temperatures. Sometimes referred to geothermal. --74.220.xxx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 10:34 PM
For my rentals: Outdoor units are mounted 10 inches off the ground. Cinderblocks under a plastic pad. Solves several problems: gets the coils out of range of most dog pee, weed whackers, mowers, and ant hills. Keeping the coils clean and safe greatly improves efficiency and extends the life of the unit. And it makes it easier for me to work on them. I don't have to bend over or lay on my side, well, most of the time. --69.80.xx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by Otis [IL]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2023 11:26 PM
Gevans may be a dumb question but how does having them lifted like you describe keep them cleaner, running more efficiently and extend the life?
I might have to start setting them up like that whenever one needs replaced. --24.245.xx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 7:49 AM
The unit ssitting out without a 8-10 inch pad is the sign of lazy install, can be corrected by wedging the unit up sliding some blocks below allowing the unit to breath eazy which will lengthen the life, ground mounted units will fail warranty by reputable suppliers - they will refer you to have the installer finance the repair parts and labor. --184.59.xxx.xx
dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 9:29 AM
For HVAC guys could install up on blocks but never do. Job security. I see some subdivisions where they have brackets off the side of the house - up about 2 feet. GREAT IDEA. I have had landscapers hit lines and break them costing even more.
Also dogs can be neighbors dogs. I built little fences around them simple panels 6" away. Obviously it works but looks bad and they get ruined quickly by landscapers.
I was hoping for a chemical repellant. --74.81.xxx.xx
dog piss on AC (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 9:30 AM
It was YEARS before and AC guy told be rust was from dog piss....... Spent tens of thousands replacing rusted units in rehabs from dog piss. --74.81.xxx.xx
dog piss on AC (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 9:39 AM
I have a small fence around the one at my house. That keeps the dogs far enough away that they can't pee on it, but the reason I did it is that the dogs wanted to dig around it and they wanted to walk around it which would bump the lines.
Having them lifted up is a good idea. I've never seen any AC unit anywhere but on a small pad, perhaps a couple of inches above ground level, so it never occurred to me that it was an option to have them mounted higher. Next one I buy, I will have it set higher. Thanks for the suggestion. --76.178.xxx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 10:36 AM
I live in the deep south... I understand that heat pumps installed farther north are required by the manufacture to be mounted on "snow legs". Basically legs that support the unit above the expected snow line.
More and more building codes are requiring them to be mounted above the 100 year flood plain.
Both reasons make sense. But I've already given you several other reasons to just do it.
The reason installers don't: extra time and cost, plus some of the customers think it makes them too visible or ugly. --69.80.xx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2023 5:47 PM
Snow legs are not required in southeastern PA, but recommended. Some cheapies came with our new heat pump. Hubby said "Nope.", and built his usual 10" or so pad out of a concrete pad made for HVAC outdoor equipment, then raised everything higher using those solid rectangular cement blocks that are about 2" thick. He has done this for years, and we haven't had to shovel out a heat pump at a rental OR home for many years. --96.245.xx.xx
dog piss on AC (by Ryan24 [MD]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2023 2:05 PM
4 metal stakes and a little box wire around it. You can even throw a couple bags of mulch around it and weed spray it so the weeds don't overtake the fenced part.
You could probably have the tenant do it for you if they are agreeable and you handle it nicely. If not, you could make a case for the damage and charge the tenant to put it in. It would be an inexpensive solution. Much less than moving it up on brackets or legs or blocks --73.135.xx.xxx
dog piss on AC (by Phil [OR]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2023 8:25 PM
Tenant's dog? Bill the tenant for damage. That will take care of it. --76.138.xxx.xxx