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Thread: A/C vent fins - straightened out

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    My ac unit took a hit during one of the last hail storms here. I had my guy take a look to make sure that I could do it myself- and I did. It was hard work, but it looks so much better now.

    Here some before & after shots.
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    glad you got it fixed

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    Wow, you can really see the indentations of the hail on the before picture.
    Great job. Glad it was just the fins that got banged up.

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    great job...I am surprised no one ever told you that you need to put a fence around it to protect it...when they installed my parents that was the first thing the guy told them...build a wooden fence around it leaving 6" air space all around it, and the back open!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    great job...I am surprised no one ever told you that you need to put a fence around it to protect it...when they installed my parents that was the first thing the guy told them...build a wooden fence around it leaving 6" air space all around it, and the back open!
    I was going to suggest this too, atleast one made of metal screening, to protect the fins :D:D:D

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    So, how did you do this yourself? We have hail damage to our also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kept In Stitches
    So, how did you do this yourself? We have hail damage to our also.
    You just take a pocket knife & very carefully bend the metal back. I used a 4-inch blade for most of it along with a smaller pocket knife for pinching some of the vent fins back.

    The trick is not to get in a hurry. I only worked for a couple hours at a pop over a couple of weekends.

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    You can also get a "comb" for that purpose too. At AC repair person or hardware store. That's what the insurance adjuster advised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    You can also get a "comb" for that purpose too. At AC repair person or hardware store. That's what the insurance adjuster advised.
    I will have to check at the hardware store. some of the spots were really, really bent over.

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