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  #2487220 20-May-2020 15:16
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We've had the rare use cases of wanting to heat a baby's bedroom, but cool the living areas (which have lots of north-facing glass) - or even just dehumidify them - at the same time. Think that's the only time we've had them on different settings... lol.




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  #2487247 20-May-2020 16:00
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Our kids are 7 and 9, so can’t see that happening.
And no gym either, so unlikely that we’ll end up in that situation.
And if it really did occur once in a year, we would just have to harden up and put on a jumper or open a window!

 
 
 
 


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  #2487249 20-May-2020 16:09
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I would suggest leaving the slab.

 

In the future, should some-sort-of-thing-happen that we don't need to go into and you have to dispose of a body, quickly digging up what you've got, putting the body in the hole and then re-laying the slab won't raise any suspicion as you've always had that long body-sized concrete slab there, officers.




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  #2487250 20-May-2020 16:12
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muppet:

I would suggest leaving the slab.


In the future, should some-sort-of-thing-happen that we don't need to go into and you have to dispose of a body, quickly digging up what you've got, putting the body in the hole and then re-laying the slab won't raise any suspicion as you've always had that long body-sized concrete slab there, officers.


LOL. Now I just need to find someone to kill.

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  #2487255 20-May-2020 16:20
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muppet:

 

I would suggest leaving the slab.

 

In the future, should some-sort-of-thing-happen that we don't need to go into and you have to dispose of a body, quickly digging up what you've got, putting the body in the hole and then re-laying the slab won't raise any suspicion as you've always had that long body-sized concrete slab there, officers.

 

 

 

 

I would suggest not doing this.  As the body starts to decompose then the slab will start to settle.  This could unbalance the heat pump causing it to fail.

 

Deep under the vege garden is a better bet.





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  #2487382 20-May-2020 20:16
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Have you considered fitting a wooden cage over it for aesthetic reasons?

 

I have seen quite a few houses nearby do this, particularly so when due to physical constraints the unit had to be installed on the road-frontage side of the house.


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  #2487386 20-May-2020 20:22
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danepak:
muppet:

 

I would suggest leaving the slab.

 

 

 

In the future, should some-sort-of-thing-happen that we don't need to go into and you have to dispose of a body, quickly digging up what you've got, putting the body in the hole and then re-laying the slab won't raise any suspicion as you've always had that long body-sized concrete slab there, officers.

 


LOL. Now I just need to find someone to kill.

 

Not married?


 
 
 
 


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  #2487470 21-May-2020 00:14
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boosacnoodle:

Have you considered fitting a wooden cage over it for aesthetic reasons?


I have seen quite a few houses nearby do this, particularly so when due to physical constraints the unit had to be installed on the road-frontage side of the house.



Easiest way to kill the efficiency of a heatpump. They need decent airflow.

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  #2487482 21-May-2020 06:43
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Froglotion: Not sure under what circumstances you'd want cooling and heating in different areas. I'd just just put a pot plant either side of the heatpump and call it done. It looks tidy as is. Airflow is a good thing for the units.

 

Does the hot and cold air come out the sides as well as the front? If just the front, yes, paint the slab, pot plant either side, or gnomes/ornamants would also look nice and remove the "spare" look.


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  #2488662 21-May-2020 12:29
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Guess it depends on the unit, mine draws air from the sides and rear and is drawn into the unit and blown out the front. I assume they all operate in the same way.


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  #2488698 21-May-2020 13:19
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Every heat pump I've seen draws air in the back and pushes it out the front.

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