Cost to remove roof aircon

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  1. Pikeman

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    Anyone removed roof mounted aircon and replaced with rooflight. Any idea of cost involved, or is it an easy DIY?

    Keith :cool:
     
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    Should be an easy DIY job, can't be much different to changing a rooflight apart from removing the wiring. It will be a 240v supply so best to disconnect at the consumer unit then you can either remove the wiring or leave in place.
     
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    It's a very easy DIY job if you drive under a low bridge. You might not appreciate the slightly rough finish though:rofl:
     
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    Apart from the fact that the gas inside has to be recovered for it to be legal.Which , unless you are a fridge engineer with a recovery machine or have a mate who is one , means you'll be illegally venting !
     
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    surely the gas will be in a self contained unit so needn't be disturbed,
     
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    My thoughts too.(y) Exactly same as removing a fridge or freezer, only have to de-gas to legally dispose of unit I would have thought.
     
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    Should be a simple job as they normally fit straight into a 400x400 opening. 4 through bolts one in each corner.

    However you will need help getting it down off the roof, depending on the model they can weigh from 30 to 45 kg
     
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    No problem if it is a self-contained unit.I was thinking more that it would be a split.
     
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    self contained unit so no need to de-gas , just replace with a rooflight easy enough job you will need access to the roof and some sharp blades and scrapers to cut through any mastic
     
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    Just what you don't want that high up. Pull it off and he'll think he's driving a Ferrari.
     
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    I would levee the wiring as it could be used for roof mounted solder panels it would save on a cable run and additional holes being drilled in the roof if the isn't al ready
    bill
     
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    We have a fantastic fan can confirm they are good.
     
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    As said, straightforward DIY job , cost will be the cost of roof light £50 - £269 http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/rooflights--accessories-21-c.asp

    dealer will charge probably 3 to 4 hours labour . @£50 per hour.. + materials say £200 labour + £ 75 materials.. so budget on £300

    If the aircon is serviceable, sell it on ebay .. new ones are just shy of a grand.. so it may just cover the cost.
     
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    did you get it fitted or DIY. front or rear skylight?
     
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    Centre one so it's above the kitchen, factory fitted, a Hymer option.
     
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    do you have a large Heki in front? can they fit them into existing Heki? a pic would be nice... :)
     
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    Please be aware that any venting of an f gas carries a 25 grand fine , so be carefull , and if its an old one with r22 gas in it you wil not be able to sell it , it will have to be disposed through a registered reclaim facility
     
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    Hymer don't use Heki the large frong roof light is custom to Hymer they only wide up.
    I suppose I'll have to go and take some photos:).
     
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