Equipment pad with integrated riser

  • US 7,891,635 B2
  • Filed: 08/03/2007
  • Issued: 02/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An equipment pad for elevating a condensing unit, comprising:

  • a base comprising;

    a base surface that extends laterally, anda plurality of base openings, each base opening formed completely through the base surface; and

    a plurality of riser portions extending upward from the base to elevate and support the condensing unit, each riser portion comprising;

    a riser top surface, the riser top surface being substantially level and substantially continuous,a riser side wall, the riser side wall extending upward from the base so that the riser top surface is elevated above the base surface, the riser side wall tapering inward so that the riser top surface is positioned inward from a perimeter of the base, anda riser interior, the riser side wall and the riser top surface defining the boundary of the riser interior, the riser interior aligning with one base opening of the plurality of base openings, the riser interior being substantially hollow between the one base opening and the riser top surface;

    wherein the riser top surfaces together define a support surface for receiving the condensing unit, the support surface being substantially level, andwherein the equipment pad is stackable with another similarly shaped equipment pad.

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