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Replacement of an old 'box' type A/C

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Redwing, 5th May, 2016.

  1. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Planning the replacement of an old 'box' type air-conditioner and just wondering if anyone had done so previously or thoughts regarding what to put there

    The IP is about 20 years old and plaster on the inside, face brick on the outside

    Thoughts range from bricking up and plastering, finding matching bricks to plastering and then bricking up with any type of brick, then finding some wall art to put over the exterior brick

    We will put a split system as a replacment in a different location
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    If the wall is in a position that would take some wall art, I'd go that route.
     
  3. S.T

    S.T Well-Known Member

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    How about a window?
     
  4. Chrispy

    Chrispy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I did this with two of my IPs. I had painted the external block type bricks i was fortunate in finding someone who was able to replace the blocks so well you could not tell there had ever been a hole there. I then painted the blocks both outside and inside to match the colours
     
  5. HUGH72

    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    Just leave it where it is as you have the split installed elsewhere.
     
  6. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Gyprock the indoor and brick up the outside would be my recommendation.

    OK the bricks and mortar on the patch won't be perfect but you could bag that wall to cover the imperfection.
     
  7. Joynz

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    Is it visible from the front of the house?
     
  8. Greyghost

    Greyghost Well-Known Member

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    Why not replace it with another new box air con.. Cheaper than split and are quite efficient these days..
     
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  9. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Nope
     
  10. chindonly

    chindonly Well-Known Member

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    Red, we did exactly this when we moved into this new PPOR (was an IP) just over a year ago.
    It was noisy, old, not that effective and just looked out of place, so replaced it with a split.

    Had a small local building/maintenance company coordinate the chippy/plasterer/bricklayer and I did the painting.

    Hardest part was matching the brick and although it isnt perfect, you would never know it was there from the outside unless you were looking very carefully for it.
     
  11. Vultures

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    We did this a few years ago in one of our IPs, bricked up the outside and gyprock inside. It was a side wall so not visible from the front, but visible from the driveway.