Mounting a Ductless Minisplit Condenser
I finally did what everyone on here has been telling me to do for over a year – I purchased a MRCOOL DIY 27k Multi Zone Ductless Mini Split! However, in getting the condenser set up, I have run into an issue that needs guidance: how do I handle the snow in front of my condenser under the following conditions:
1. The condenser will be mounted on these: https://www.ductlessairconditionerstore.com/anti-vibration-shock-absorbing-rubber-mounting-bracket-for-ductless-mini-split-air-conditioner-condensers/
2. …which will be mounted on this: https://www.diversitech.com/en-US/item/id/15533
…for a total “lift” of 5-1/4″ (all of this on the cement pavers of my patio). Here in CT, that is pretty low. However, I have a tight space that will fit the condenser perfectly, with only a bit of room to spare, making the 18″H Quick-Sling I purchased too large.
In favor of the location I have chosen:
1. The condenser will face North on the East corner of the house, as recommended, protected from just about everything including the wind, as we have a huge hedge of Hemlock trees about 25-30′ to the East.
2. It will sit in front of a 3’H stone wall and to the right of the house, the roof of which dumps snow away from it (in other words, the condenser is on the gable end).
3. The land in front of the condenser slopes away a good bit (please do not ask me to do the math!), so that we never have much snow build up in that location. We do plan to stay on top of it and shovel while it’s snowing, though.
4. We will use this, too (I’ll have to rig it since I am not using the stand): https://www.h-mac.com/quick-sling-qsrb1000.html?msclkid=d94792d6530d1486524fcd3b8370f509
Will this work? Any tips?
Thanks and happy new year to all!
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