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Old 10-20-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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We are building a new home and they did not cover A/C Units on the side with the Fence. I thought they are usually inside of your fence. Is this the case or we have to pay more for the builder to cover it?
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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it all depends on the builder and the lot. in telfair I noticed that Perry Homes does not cover the AC units inside the fence, but most others do.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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There's no requirement of any kind that the A/C be behind a fence. It often just depends on the design of the house and the lot and the choice of whoever built the house and/or whoever retrofitted the house with A/C. My last house didn't have it behind the fence, because it was too far forward of the fence, but I did have a nice big bush in front of it that entirely masked it from front view.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:11 PM
 
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I also want to know whats the better way in terms of having them outside or inside the fence. Is it something people can steal or something ifs its ourside your fence?
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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Yes, they steal them... actually more often they dismantle them to get the aluminum and copper out of them and sell the metal. It's sad that they'll gut your multi-thousand dollar unit for a few bucks worth of metal. It often happens on abandoned or unoccupied houses. In one sense, having it behind the fence could give you a sense of security. On the other hand, the fence provides a nice hiding place to do the "work." I'm not sure which is better or worse.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Kids will break the line and "Huff the Freon." Happened to me twice up at my rental.....

Yes, I think inside the fence is better, looks better and every place I've ever owned had that in their Deed Restrictions.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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This is in Cinco Ranch SW. I am surprised the builder would do such a thing. Its kind of ugly in the front side of your home. I thought HOA wouldn't like that or something.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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Did you find those kids dead on the side of your house, too?

I'd have the unit inside the fence as well. You can put a lock on the gate for some sort of deterrance. It's not perfect but anything you can do will help.

If it makes you feel better, the only stories of stolen units I've heard of have been on the news.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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This is in Cinco Ranch SW. I am surprised the builder would do such a thing. Its kind of ugly in the front side of your home. I thought HOA wouldn't like that or something.

You may want to check with the HOA before you let the builder leave it that way.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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cover it with a trash bin

is the house beside you built already? they probably didnt put a fence because they need access to that side to build their house. my house had partial fencing only when my neighbor's house was being built, then they moved the fence later.
or you can built some trellis and plant roses or something
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