Just finished a small (re)construction project for the north alley...

woodyoak zone 5 southern Ont., Canada
2 years ago
last modified: 2 years ago

Last fall we replaced the aging air conditioner with a new one. In a Duh! moment, we forgot to check the physical dimension of it when we ordered it.... It turned out to be 8" taller than the original one so the screen we had built years ago for that one was too short for the new one. I considered various options and settled on adding 8 inches to the bottom of the old screen. We just finished it yesterday and got it in place before the rain started today. We need to level it properly, but it doesn't look too bad I think. We had to cut down the Solomon's Seal that grew beside it when we moved the screen to the patio to work on it. When that regrows it will add additional screening.

Some pictures:

The original screen - May 2014:

Working on the patio making the screen taller (the screen is on its side or upside down in some of the pictures below).

Washed and ready to be worked on:

Taller and almost finished priming ready for a new coat of paint:

Painted (and upside down!) - Benjamin Moore 'Oak Grove' - the same color as the body of the shed in the backyard:

Screen in place - needs some leveling and plants to grow back!

The air conditioner is still visible through the screen but it's not so screamingly obvious and the airy screen doesn't significantly affect the airflow for the air conditioner.

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