I have a friend with an AC company. He told me that those Mitsu mini split system motors were built in a clean room and they do not break. He highly recommends them.This was my project today.
I have a detached garage, but it is sort of our multi-purpose room. It's finished, insulated, has a lot of cabinetry, and heating and A/C. It has a nice cable TV flat screen, and my wife uses it for her sewing room. My wife and daughter have all their exercise equipment out there.
So there is this Mitsubishi heater/air conditioner on the outside. The first winter after it was installed, we had a bunch of freezing rain, and it got into the exterior grate, and I could hear the fan grating against the ice. Fearing this might put it under a load that could damage it, I whipped up a cover to redirect the rain away from the intake grate and fan. I didn't put much thought or extra effort into it, admittedly. It worked. It got the job done. But after a few years it was looking pretty dismal - kind of an eyesore against the house in our back yard, and I got to thinking about building a new one. I did that today.
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Not redwood. Those are pressure treated 2X4s with cedar boards on top.I have a friend with an AC company. He told me that those Mitsu mini split system motors were built in a clean room and they do not break. He highly recommends them.
Do I see a redwood base? Redwood is pretty resistant to rot. It should hold up well.
Most here is this brown or brown-orange color. It’s not really red. Just looks that way in the picture.Most pressure treated lumber in Texas is pine with a green tint. I've never seen the red pressure treated. Of course, we have a lot of pine in this area. It's cheap and very plentiful here.