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Technical question about mini split heat pump line set maximum length

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Stratton Feb 21. 3 Replies

Hello!I'm installing a two-zone Mitsubishi mini split (in Pasadena, CA area, 1400 sf, single family detached, one-story home, if context is relevant). This is my first install, and I am trying to…Continue

 

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"Hi Chris, Thanks again for your help. Update: the system is now up and running. Chris"
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"Chris, A million thanks! This is very helpful; thank you for sharing your expertise. I can post an update once I'm further along. I am tempted to ask more questions but will not abuse your generosity. :) Happy New Year to you as well! Chris"
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Chris Morin replied to Chris Stratton's discussion Technical question about mini split heat pump line set maximum length
"Hi Chris!   I just happened to come across your question after I posted my most recent blog - Mitsubishi Ductless happens to be my specialty (and full-time job)!   That condenser is pre-charged for 98' of pipe.   Each zone can be…"
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Technical question about mini split heat pump line set maximum length

Hello!I'm installing a two-zone Mitsubishi mini split (in Pasadena, CA area, 1400 sf, single family detached, one-story home, if context is relevant). This is my first install, and I am trying to determine if extra refrigerant needs to be added based on the line set distance to each of the two indoor units. The outdoor unit is factory charged with R410A.Outdoor Unit - MXZ-2C20NAHZ2Indoor Unit 1 - PEAD-A12 (pipe length distance from outdoor unit: ~25 feet)Indoor Unit 2 - MSZ-FH12NA (pipe length…See More
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Architect / designer, Building energy modeler, Contractor: general (new/remodel), Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Researcher (Lab. academia. etc.)
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At 8:57am on January 4, 2018, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros Forum. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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