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minisplit update

Torque wrench close up.

One of the obstacles to installing the new mini-split system is torquing down the flare nuts to meet the torque requirements.

It's important to have it tight but not overtightened due to temperature extremes.

We decided to go with a Tekton drive click torque wrench that allows you to dial in the torque you need and listen for the click that lets you know you've reached the target torque value.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Hi Mark and Anna, Were thinking about the same thing, install a couple of heat pump minisplit precharged systems. I believe your going to need a crow foot wrench to fit your torq wrench and the tubing fitting, also you will have to correct torq setting because of the use of the crow foot wrench. I have been really busy on this end before winter sets in. Good luck in your new adventures.

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