AC wiring/plumbing Issue outside!


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Old 08-18-16, 11:48 PM
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AC wiring/plumbing Issue outside!

I am leveling a section along side the house to install a patio. Our house is pre plumbed for air conditioning which we do not have yet. The connections stick out the back of the house siding and extend down into the ground about 5". Is this up to code? Can I have the ac company come out who installed it and shorten these tubes/wiring? Is there a way for me to be able to bend this stuff without breaking it? I'm not sure what to do. Here's a picture of what I'm dealing with. The other homes on my block all had there connections stick out about 2ft but mine are about 3.5 ft.

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Old 08-19-16, 12:24 AM
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Are they just two open copper pipes or are they capped ?

You can bend them but what will that accomplish ?
Are you trying to keep them out of the dirt ?
 
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Old 08-19-16, 01:41 PM
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I need them out of the way so I can install the patio
 
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Old 08-19-16, 11:44 PM
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Yes....you can bend them. The copper should be of the soft drawn roll type.
I would bend them like a large "J".

Make like a sweep. Trying to bend the pipes in too much of a loop will kink them.
 
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Old 08-20-16, 04:28 AM
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I can bend them without any special tools? What if I do kink them..how hard is it to fix or replace?...thanks
 
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Old 08-20-16, 05:13 AM
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AS long as you don't kink them should be no problem and don't try to bend to close to where they go in the wall. New copper can be soldered on as long as you leave room to work it.
 
 

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