Neighbor's Window AC Unit Drips on Mine

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Julie P.

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Apr 10, 2005, 6:43:25 PM4/10/05
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Hi, I live on the first floor of a house The upstairs tenant has a window AC
unit, and it drips directly on mine when he is running his. This makes an
annoying continual noise and it bothers me since the window is right next to
my computer. The AC units cannot be located to other windows.

Can anything be done about this? Thanks!


Julie P.

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Apr 10, 2005, 6:46:50 PM4/10/05
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Also, my AC unit top is turning green because of the continual dripping.


B-Hate-Me

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Apr 10, 2005, 6:52:21 PM4/10/05
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Kill him.


@www.love-calculators.com The Real Tom

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Apr 10, 2005, 7:22:49 PM4/10/05
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In the past, my down stairs neighbor put a newspaper(thick one like a
sunday one) right where the drip hit. Thick enough and 'spongy'
enough to kill the sounds.

hth,

tom @ www.ChopURL.com


zxcvbob

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Apr 10, 2005, 7:40:37 PM4/10/05
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Put a piece of plywood or a shingle on top to catch the drip; put it at
a steep angle toward the back so the drop won't be as loud and so it
will run off.

You could also put a tuna can on top to catch the drip, with a hole its
side near the bottom (so it will drain) and put some fiberglass batting
(etc.) inside to keep it quiet. This will make a rust stain on top of
your A/C, but who can see that anyway.

Hope this helps, :-)
Bob

DanG

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Apr 10, 2005, 7:43:18 PM4/10/05
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Some new units come with a push in plastic fitting that is made to
install in the main drain hole in the bottom pan of the AC unit.
It is made to direct the flow of condensate. I think I am correct
that some are designed to insert into a piece of clear plastic
tubing which would allow you to send the water somewhere useful.

Maybe you could put a flower box of some description on the top of
your unit. It would be watered automatically, look pretty, and
dissipate the sound.

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Julie P.

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Apr 10, 2005, 7:47:17 PM4/10/05
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Thanks Bob! I like this idea. And I don;t even have to put a hole in the
side, since it will eventually overflow anyway! Now I just need to find a
way to secure the can. Maybe Velcro adhesive tape?


Julie P.

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Apr 10, 2005, 7:48:18 PM4/10/05
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Thanks Tom! I would be worried this might block the vents on top though.
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guyin...@yahoo.com

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Apr 10, 2005, 8:02:34 PM4/10/05
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Reminds me of a trick for a leaky faucet driving you crazy with the
dripping sound in the middle of the night - tie a string at the spot
down to the sink so that the drop runs down the string (silent) instead
of a noisy drop. Also, maybe the use of flexible rubber hose to divert
the leak-off around your unit to the ground may work also. Good luck.

Clark Griswold

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Apr 10, 2005, 9:28:35 PM4/10/05
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Rain water dripping off my roof onto my ac used to drive me crazy. I took a
pt 2x4 and stuck a 1/4 inch piece of rubber on one side. Put this on the ac
and no more sound. But the other ideas where just as good. Wish there was
Usenet around when I had my problem.


Stormin Mormon

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Apr 11, 2005, 7:46:25 AM4/11/05
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Go to the hardware store, and get one of the astroturf type door mats. Cut
it about the size of your AC top, and put it up top of your AC. Then when
the water lands, it will hit turf, instead of going "ping" on your metal
AC.

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Stormin Mormon

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Apr 11, 2005, 7:46:26 AM4/11/05
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Serious.

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> Maybe you could put a flower box of some description on the top of your
> unit. It would be watered automatically, look pretty, and dissipate the
> sound.
>


funny!

J.

Jedd Haas

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Apr 16, 2005, 12:30:00 PM4/16/05
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In article <eoCdnc_TkIO...@comcast.com>, "Julie P."
<jporp...@hotmail.com> wrote:

I had this same problem; I put a sponge on the bottom ac unit, which
worked pretty well.

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Marilyn

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Sep 2, 2022, 12:01:42 AM9/2/22
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I can't seal the top of my AC to avoid the above dripping because it has vents I should let open

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Ed Pawlowski

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Sep 2, 2022, 12:27:28 AM9/2/22
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On 9/2/2022 12:01 AM, Marilyn wrote:
> I can't seal the top of my AC to avoid the above dripping because it has
> vents I should let open
>

We solved that when posted 17 years ago.
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