Category Archives: Before and After

Before and After 7/3/14

For this project we were contracted to replace a failed rooftop package unit in Pembroke Pines. This system had been replaced previously by another contractor that did a poor job of adapting the curb that the unit sits on. The result was over the years the system would leak water into the house which was patched by our predecessors by pouring increasing amounts of roof tar in and around the system. Rather than try to add onto this mess we worked with a roofing company, Grace Roofing Enterprise http://www.graceroofing.net, to completely remove the old unit and curb so that we could install a new curb and properly repair the roof in the process.

Before:

Original package unit on original curb.

Original package unit on original curb.

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Original curb after the original unit was removed.

Original curb after the original unit was removed.

Roof after curb removal.

Roof after curb removal.

New curb in place.

New curb in place.

After:

New machine and curb with finished roof.

New machine and curb with finished roof.

Before and After 7/16/14

This project unusual project started with an odd placement of the original unit. The existing condensing unit was placed on a slab in a planter close to the house. The replacement high efficiency condensing unit is substantially larger and would not fit on the existing slab and due to building code requirements we could not relocate the machine to a more convenient location. In order to have the unit in the same location and have it meet code requirements we extended the existing slab in order to fit the new equipment.

Before:

Original machine on original slab

Original machine on original slab

After:

New condensing unit on modified slab.

New condensing unit on modified slab.

New condensing unit on modified slab rear view.

New condensing unit on modified slab rear view.

Before and After 12/19/13

For this project the customer called us inquiring about replacing their failing air conditioning equipment. We suggested replacing the existing equipment with a new high efficiency Carrier system. Following our advice the customer also elected to remove the dry wall decking that the existing unit was installed onto and have the new air handler installed on a metal stand in an auxiliary drain pan which has the added benefit of allowing for better airflow and helping to reduce the chance of water damage from any future air conditioning system issues. The drywall deck was professionally removed during the installation by our associates at drywallpatch.com.

Before:

Original Trane condenser

Original Trane condenser

Original Trane air handler

Original Trane air handler

During:

Original deck after air handler removal

Original deck after air handler removal

After:

Finished Carrier air handler installation

Finished Carrier air handler installation

Finished Carrier condenser installation

Finished Carrier condenser installation

Before and After 12/11/13

For this project the customer had previously called a roofing contractor due to a water leak. The roofing contractor determined that the water was not caused by the roof but by package air conditioning systems on the roof.  We determined that ultimately the sheet metal platform the units were placed on had rusted through allowing rain and condensation to leak into the house. Following our advice the customer elected to replace both package units as well as the sheet metal platforms. We had a custom replacement sheet metal platform fabricated out of thicker metal than original and replaced it along with two new Trane heat pump package units and secured everything to the new stronger hurricane wind standards.

Before:

Before and After Trane Package Units

Original Trane package units

Before and After Trane Package Units

Corroded platform

During:

Before and After Trane Package Units

Old platform being removed

After:

Before and After Trane Package Units

New Trane Heat Pump Package Unit

Before and After Trane Package Units

New Trane Heat Pump Package Unit

 

Before and After 6/27/13

For this project the customer had two old systems sharing one return box in the garage. Due to water leaking from the old air handlers, the return box was extensively water damaged to the point where the equipment sinking into the box.  Following our advice the customer elected to replace the damaged return box rather than install new equipment onto a rotted damaged return.  We worked with our colleagues at http://www.drywallpatch.com/ to professionally rebuild the return box during the installation process. All of this work was completed in one day.

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