Covering AC line set on outside of house

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by wlam08, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. wlam08

    wlam08 New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Does anyone have any suggestions for covering / dressing up the line set coming down the side of the house from an attic AC unit?

    I have white siding and the black foam just pops right out at you....
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    How about a gutter pipe? You can get them in aluminum, prepainted. You could cut a slit in the back side and slip it over the pipe. Some of the people are quite creative, so wait to see what other ideas crop up.
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  4. KennyDash

    KennyDash New Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    How about rerouting or covering with plastic sheathing that you can match up to your exterior as close as possible.
  5. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

    Aug 31, 2004
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Call up someone who does aluminum gutter and soffits. You should be able to go to their shop with dimensions and get a custom braked cover and back flange that will cover the pipes. You screw the flange to the house behind the tubes then snap the cover on. All of it will be prefinished white aluminum stock up to 12' long per section. Crisp clean and should be at minimal cost.
  6. gtmtnbiker

    gtmtnbiker New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Look for "slimduct" at your local supply house. Example:
  7. brownizs

    brownizs In the Trades

    Feb 9, 2006
    Springfield, IL
    Is it really that noticeable from the street? If not, and the lines run from the unit to the house, leave well enough alone. Covering it up, allows for other problems to come along (ie critters nesting in the tube covering).
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