INSTALLING A SPLIT SYSTEM IN A SECOND STOREY ROOM
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INSTALLING A SPLIT SYSTEM IN A SECOND STOREY BEDROOM – OUTDOOR UNIT MOUNTED ON FIRST STOREY ROOF.
Suburb - Abbotsford, Melbourne
INSTALLING A SPLIT SYSTEM IN A SECOND STOREY ROOM.
Suburb - Warrandyte, Melbourne
But the clients in this job prefered to mount them above the roof so they where out of sight and not in their way. What made it relatively easy for us was being able to work off the roof to mount the units. Essentially like working on the ground.
Both units are the Samsung AR09FSSSCRU1 models which where installed to heat and cool the upstairs bedrooms.
What’s important here also is to install units that are quiet. With weatherboard homes there is a chance depending on the stability and age of the home that you might experience some vibration. Not somethiing you want in a bedroom in the still of the night.
ABOVE A PITCHED ROOF
Suburb - Doncaster, Melbourne
Mounting a unit on a second storey above another pitched roof is also a great solution. This one is mounted above an adjoining garage. Once again, we are able to work of the roof and mount the unit into solid brick. It is also on the back yard side of the pitched roof which means from the fron t you can only really see the top of the unit, so it is nice and discreet.
Usually we would move the unit over more to the left and down a bit so it is completely out of sight from the front but as you can see there is a window to the left so we couldn’t move it any further down.
INSTALLING IN SECOND STOREY BEDROOMS
Suburb - Glenroy, Melbourne
This installation is a common type when wanting to install a split system in an upstairs bedroom. Because it is mounted above the pitched roof downstairs it is easier and cheaper to mount the unit on a wall bracket as close to the indoor unit as possible. The unit was mounted to the back (left of image) of the pitched roof to minimize being able to see it from the front of the house. If the pitched roof below was not there the unit would be mounted all the way down to the ground or on a wall bracket approximately 7 feet from the ground.
The unit installed was the Fujitsu 2.5kw ASTG09KMCA.
SECOND STOREY BEDROOM – FOAM RENDERED WALL
Suburb - Greensborough, Melbourne
This installation is a perfect example of spending a little more to get a better outcome.
The second storey wall is actually foam and not a brick wall. The foam it’s self is approx 150mm thick and has a render over the top to give it a solid brick render look.
Normally to keep the cost to a minimum we would mount the outdoor unit on the wall above the tiles. But being foam it is not strong enough to mount the wall bracket to. Technically it could be possible to use extra long bolts and fix into the timber studs inside the wall but that would leave the unit susceptible to internal vibration.
Our solution is to mount the outdoor unit on the nice solid brick wall below the tiles.
This requires use to penetrate the tiles and take the pipes and cables through the roof and out of the brick wall below. The tile is then weather sealed with a dectite and silicon. As usual we matched the duct cover to the colour of the render to provide a nice finish to the existing wall.
The outdoor unit is securely mounted to the bricks below and also is just over 7 feet off the ground to ensure that it is out of head height.
INSTALLING OUTDOOR UNIT ON A FLAT ROOF
Suburb - Ringwood, Melbourne
This installation is also a great example of spending a little more to get a better outcome.
The indoor unit is located in a downstairs room and once again the client did not want the outdoor unit installed back to back because that would have left the compressor on the ground next to their beloved plant collection.
If you are not aware, the outdoor unit (compressor) blows out hot air when it is in cooling mode, leaving the plants located in front of it to an almost certainly bleak future.
The obvious solution was to mount the unit on the flat roof above.
This means taking the pipes up through the eaves and penetrating the tin roof. We were also able to locate the indoor unit in just the right position to have the duct work right in the corner of the two walls. This makes the whole installation that little bit more neater.