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Old 06-17-2013, 07:17 PM  
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I realized that there are nails directly under the unit. I'm hoping I can get a reciprocating saw under there and cut the nails. I'm hoping to have decking delivered Friday, so we will see how it goes this weekend.


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Old 06-18-2013, 05:02 AM  
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I agree, looks like there is enough room to lift it up a bit. I have done this with a ladder also. I put the ladder over the unit, and tied it up to a rung above anyway I could. It made it easier to work on with no boards in my way, and no vibration on the unit.Just a thought.
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We roof under units all the time. You just have to be careful when you work around them. Take a couple 4x4's and lay the the same direction as your deck boards, then take some 2x's and slide under the unit. Leave yourself enough room to work to get the boards out. Replace the boards under the unit, then lower it in place. Don't force the copper pipes if they feel to rigid. Take your time and it probably won't be a problem.
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I like those ideas. I'm feeling pretty certain it won't too big of an issue at this point.
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There is usually enough flex in the lines where moving the unit is USUALLY not a problem. Just use care.


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