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Old 07-07-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Hi Guys,

I plan to convert the in-wall AC to mini-split system for a house I bought in new hyde park. I was wondering if a permit is required to
remove the in-wall AC and patching up the hole, and also for installation
of the Mini-Split system. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:16 AM
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Hi Guys,

I plan to convert the in-wall AC to mini-split system for a house I bought in new hyde park. I was wondering if a permit is required to
remove the in-wall AC and patching up the hole, and also for installation
of the Mini-Split system. Thanks
I don't think a permit is required to remove an in-wall AC but a permit is definitely required to install central air-conditioning. I lived in the Town of North Hempstead and central air was one of the things I had to get a permit for.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Hi GPC thank you for your reply. I know traditional central AC requires the permit due to the duct work involved, I was wondering if it's the same for the mini-split system?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:40 AM
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Hi GPC thank you for your reply. I know traditional central AC requires the permit due to the duct work involved, I was wondering if it's the same for the mini-split system?
Sorry, I'm not familiar with a mini-split system (actually I don't even know what it is). Still, you'd better check with the town. The Town of North Hempstead likes to get their permit $. Better safe than sorry.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I would think the permit would be for the Electrical work as most central a/c's will need at least 1 220Vac source.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:02 AM
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Hi Guys,

I plan to convert the in-wall AC to mini-split system for a house I bought in new hyde park. I was wondering if a permit is required to
remove the in-wall AC and patching up the hole, and also for installation
of the Mini-Split system. Thanks
The electrician doing it should know what permits are required for each place since they work locally.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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To be honest I dont know anyone who gets a permit for installing central ac in a house. No saying its right tho.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:13 PM
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To be honest I dont know anyone who gets a permit for installing central ac in a house. No saying its right tho.
That's probably true and I didn't even realize I needed one either. The company I used to put it in of course didn't mention anything about a permit at the time of installation. I got an extensive education regarding permits when I sold my house on LI. Anyone that doesn't get a permit is taking a chance though - odds are it'll come back to bite them at some point. The unit outside of the house shows up on the survey and I think most of us on this board knows what that'll start with the town...'Oh we see you have a unit for central air on your survey, let's now check to see if you got a permit for it...' Thank God my central air was installed correctly and passed inspection years after it was installed but I've heard horror stories of people being made to rip out ductwork and redo it due to code changes, etc. Now that I know what I know I'd never take the chance and do any work without a permit. It's not worth it. Also, nosy neighbors may rat you out too - they won't see your ductwork but they'll see the unit outside of your house.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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My sister had the same experience - sold her house in GC last summer and found out at the 11th hour that there was no CO for the CAC because the electrical inspection was never done. The EI is the easiest thing in the world to pass, even for an old job, but it's just an annoyance to deal with.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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lilyftw, sorry to disappoint you, but just because your house may have a "New Hyde Park, NY 11040" mailing address does not mean that it is actually in New Hyde Park, especially since, as has already been pointed out on another thread, the vast majority of places that have a "New Hyde Park, NY 11040" mailing address (3,339 acres) are not in New Hyde Park (531 acres).


You can find out in which community (city, village or CDP) your house is actually located, by using the Census Bureau's online address search function. (CDP, or Census Designated Place, is the Census Bureau equivalent for a hamlet in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.)
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