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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  Retired HVAC/ Electrical & Boiler contractor. Industrial
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Need to replace outside Heat/AC pump in a condo of four

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Need to replace outside Heat/AC pump in a condo of four units.
Can I replace it at the original site or is there a new code that
it has to now be moved to 30 inches apart from other unit?
Surely there must be a Grandfather clause in the code that installing
new pump at original site is allowed. I would like to see that in writing
one way or the other. So if you will give me exact place to find it would
be greatly appreciated. Original unit was installed by May construction
in 1996-97.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.
Hello Barbara,Any upgrade or remodel has to conform the new code... Grandfather clauses only apply existing installations, rendered in violation of current codes, but allowed because the job was installed under an earlier code. I realize this is not the answer you want. However if you can send me a bunch of photo's taken from 15 or 20 feet away that show the existing situation I might be able to come up with a solution for you. Use the paper clip icon on the right end of the tool bar above, or the 'attach files' link to the left of your send button to attach the pictures. We can go from there.