Mini Split Outdoor Unit Placement
As Winter begins to approach I am planning to add another low temp 12k Fujitsu mini split. Before I engage the HVAC techs I wanted to figure out the optimal placement of the outdoor condenser unit so I downloaded the Fujitsu install manual. The manual seems confusing regarding vertical clearance above the unit. On the one hand, it sets a minimum verticle clearance above the top of the unit for any overhead obstruction (aka roof) of about 24 inches. Since I want to place the unit under an 8 foot high/ 8 foot deep porch (that seems perfect to keep the unit dry and ice free) I thought I would be fine…… However, the manual also seems suggest that in addition to the minimum vertical clearance, a roof cannot extend more than 7 inches beyond the outside face of the unit. The way this is phrased suggests that this is a requiremnt regardless of whether the minimum vertical clearance is met. This doesn’t make sense when applied to a roof well above the minimum clearance required.
Does anyone have any insights into this point? Am I reading this wrong?? Thanks.
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