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Air Con Unit Removal

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Kael, 24th Aug, 2015.

  1. Kael

    Kael Well-Known Member

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    Hey all! Sorry for two posts in one day, had another quote come in for something and wanted to check.

    Has anyone here ever removed an existing AC unit from within a wall? I think it's called a Window Air Con Unit, but it's not in a window, it's in a wall. It's died, so we're looking at having it removed, the wall re-plastered, then painted and the hole on the outside re-bricked.

    Anyone know about how much this would cost? Been quoted $825 inc GST by a company I've used before through the RE.
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    One man 2 and a bit days + materials (bricks, infill hole in wall, pb etc) not too u reasonable in my books.
     
  3. Rixter

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    I just had the similar work done for an AC removed from a 2nd story window in a stair well, new glass fitted and old AC taken away.... cost me $400.
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    The price you've been quoted sounds okay for plaster work, brick work and painting.
     
  5. Kael

    Kael Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. When I saw it, I thought "that's not so bad, was expecting it to be higher".

    $400! Wish my AC unit was in a window now :p haha, thanks! :)

    Awesome, thank you Wylie!
     
  6. WestOz

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    Decent price if labor & materials.
    If your any good at DIY you could fill the holes yourself with glass bricks.
     
  7. Kael

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    I did think about that, but with my busy schedule I don't think I'd have the time.
     
  8. rhinsor

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    Decent price but I would do it myself as the materials would be under $150 & $50 for tools.
    Cement, bricks, plasterboard, plaster & paint.
     
  9. WestOz

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    Some are better at some things others aren't, vice versa etc.
    Not a job I'd be tackling without some experience, , asking the Q shows no confidence, could spend all day on it only to have to call in someone to fix a potential mess