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    Default Heat pump removal

    Last spring we got central heating installed, superseding the heat pump in the lounge (which apparently was far too small for the room it was in). So the heat pump is still taking up space on our wall. How do we go about getting it removed? Presumably we need to builder to patch up the hole in the wall where the pipes came in; do we also need an electrician, or a dedicated heat pump tech? We don't really care about the external stuff as it is on the side of the house no one ever sees.

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    They're usually hard-wired instead of plugged in, so I'd say yes to a sparky. The building side depends on how handy you are.

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    Bear in mind the external holes to be filled as well as internal ones (easiest of them both).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftette View Post
    Bear in mind the external holes to be filled as well as internal ones (easiest of them both).
    Leftette, the hole is on the inside dude! That's where the heat pump header is!
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Power normally feeds the unit outside, and then it runs on to the inside unit from there. So you can kill the power to the outside unit and safely take down the inside unit. Where it gets tricky is degassing the unit, as you're not supposed to dump it into the atmosphere. Get a trained heat pump installer to remove it for you.

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    The gas is under pressure .....so you shouldn't really just disconnect/cut the pipes....or if you do be prepared for the escaping gas......you can pump it back to the outdoor unit......but really it's a job for somebody who knows what they are doing, if you want to be responsible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helenalex View Post
    We don't really care about the external stuff as it is on the side of the house no one ever sees.
    How old is it?
    You could get the inside and outside removed and sell it on Trademe.
    You need to get a heat pump installer in so might as well get both done.

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    You need a refrigeration or heat-pump engineer. If you try to remove it without such you lose the gas and over half the value with it. A refrigeration or heat-pump engineer can draw the majority of the gas back into the main unit and cap it off.


 

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