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Anybody have AC?

I’m looking to fit one in the bedroom as working 12h days/shifts is not pleasant on 2 hours sleep.

I will install myself and pull in a favour from the fridge boys/contractor at work to commission as they are F gas registered.

1st choice was a cheaply generic unit for 500, but Mitsubishi do a nice Zen unit that seems to get a lot of praise and the Black looks better in the house.

Thoughts? Dakin seems to be the market leader followed my Mitsubishi.


 
Cantilevers have the advantage the ground is clear below, handy for sweeping out and similar. I guess some channel strut on the wall with anchors or Rawlbolts, etc, would support the arms OK so long as not insanely heavy.

I love strut. Think that comes from never having a mecanno set.

Fun fact that I only recently learned... Unistrut is an NI company, with its HQ about 5 miles from me. Started in a shed about 8 miles from here. I always thought the local place was just distribution.
 
Just like the brackets you get for hanging microwave ovens, only bigger. Rubber mountings, slide adjustment, not cheap but all in all good value. Used throughout Spain from my experience, where the A/C units have to be mounted high up on exterior walls. Slots in the upright legs allow for levelling too, and shims/washers under the feet give mini-adjustment.
 
Done loads of different mountings over the years, it really depends on the overall environment.
For commercially, ideally a purpose built "farm environment" where the ground is concrete, there is no vegetation within a mile, lol, you can run all containment in nice neat runs. A/C units mounted above anticipated snow level, nice spacing between them for servicing, easy access for lugging heavy cylinders and pumps for servicing. Units are bolted to the ground on raised pads.

I have used the custom brackets that can be bought from a/c wholesalers but have found they are largely powder coated steel, over time the coating fails and the brackets go rusty. There advantage is that they are easy to fit for smaller units as there is just a horizontal plate which the cantelever brackets clip onto.

My favourite is unistrut and their ready made cantelever brackets, use M12 Zebs and they can easily take the weight of the largest units. You can get covers and cap ends for unistrut and it does not look too bad for domestic, especially if you size the verticals no higher than the top of the outdoor unit and just a couple of inches below the bracket. Often use resin as well as rawl bolts when i think the bricks/blocks are too brittle.

For the really heavy units 100KG, etc i run the unistrut verticals down to the ground and use ground plates to take the vertical load and rawl bolts into brick/block.

I have used the big foot system
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But its rare as you are trying to reduce the movement of the outdoor units relative to the pipework, otherwise you can get leaks on the larger 5/8inch pipes and above that dont like to move much.
 
I love strut. Think that comes from never having a mecanno set.
I love strut as well, and I had a Meccano set!

The original and genuine sort using 5/32" BSW screws and 'odd bent' wire screwdriver.

EDIT:This sort of thing:
 
Mine are mounted at about 150mm above ground, about 75mm off a wall and have been working for over twenty years without problems, and without an expensive annual service, just give them a brush out when I remember, which is not often in fact I can't remember the last time I did this.
 
Fitting a 3 way split system this weekend at home.
got wall mount bracket for outdoor unit, will post some pics when done.
room 1 3.5Kw
room 2 and 3 are smaller so 2.5kw unit in each.
with a 7.5kw outdoor unit.
 
To clean the heat exchanger at the back of the outdoor unit you need room away from the wall to get your hand in with a brush, otherwise it will get blocked being that low down. The lowest i mount them is around 6 inches off the floor as the fan will just suck crap off the floor and draw it into the back of the heat exchanger.
Best height is around 3-4ft off ground for ease of maintenance and less blocking of the fins
I have some feet on their way already

I was given a wall bracket but did not want to drill into the render more than I needed too.

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Anybody have AC?

I’m looking to fit one in the bedroom as working 12h days/shifts is not pleasant on 2 hours sleep.

I will install myself and pull in a favour from the fridge boys/contractor at work to commission as they are F gas registered.

1st choice was a cheaply generic unit for 500, but Mitsubishi do a nice Zen unit that seems to get a lot of praise and the Black looks better in the house.

Thoughts? Dakin seems to be the market leader followed my Mitsubishi.

Yes, I have an AC and it has made a huge difference in my comfort and quality of sleep, especially during long shifts. Installing an AC yourself can be a great way to save money but getting a professional to commission it is a smart move.

While Mitsubishi and Daikin are excellent brands known for their reliability and efficiency, I personally recommend looking into Hitachi units. I've been using a Hitachi AC for the past five years, and it has been fantastic in terms of performance, durability, and energy efficiency.

If you're considering a budget-friendly option, Hitachi has some great models that are worth looking into. Ultimately, whichever brand you choose, make sure to consider factors like energy efficiency, noise levels, and warranty support to get the best value for your investment.
 
Yes, I have an AC and it has made a huge difference in my comfort and quality of sleep, especially during long shifts. Installing an AC yourself can be a great way to save money but getting a professional to commission it is a smart move.

While Mitsubishi and Daikin are excellent brands known for their reliability and efficiency, I personally recommend looking into Hitachi units. I've been using a Hitachi AC for the past five years, and it has been fantastic in terms of performance, durability, and energy efficiency.

If you're considering a budget-friendly option, Hitachi has some great models that are worth looking into. Ultimately, whichever brand you choose, make sure to consider factors like energy efficiency, noise levels, and warranty support to get the best value for your investment.

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