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Minisplit indoor unit install

Install minisplit

None of our local HVAC companies will install Home Depot minisplits.

We decided to buy the brand we want anyway and install it ourselves.

Stage one involved mounting the indoor unit. Easy once we figured out our stud spacing. Sixteen inches on center.

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To the best of my knowledge, you need specialized equipment to test the assembled system, purge the air and fill it with the correct amount of the right refrigerant (probably R410A).

Certification (EPA Section 608 Type II) is required to handle R410A in the USA. That is quite telling, in my mind. In my opinion, the USA federal government seems pretty lackadaisical w.r.t. safety regulations compared to Europe.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Nov 12 08:45:13 2017
My husband and son installed one and the only problem came from one joint not being tight because it was an extended line. The unit should come with the gas inside already. If it does not, you just hire a certified person to come and do it. My son thinks it's great. Did Home Depot not have certified contractors who do their work? Hope all goes well.
Comment by Teresa Sat Nov 18 09:16:40 2017

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