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Old 12-05-13, 11:21 AM   #117
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The Gree had a nut on the indoor unit was on so tight that I had to use a air impact wrench to get it off. I would bet that is just something strange with this one unit.
The LG manuals are a little better.
The Gree said tilt the unit very slightly toward to drain and the LG said just level it. But really if they were both single units the install is the same. No winner here.

I bought this line set cover twice.
Fortress Wall Duct Kit 12 Foot White 3 5/8" Wide
https://www.acwholesalers.com/Fortre...subCat=cat1048
Completely worth the money.

I used these AC disconnect I thought they were a good deal I would get them again.
Eaton 60 Amp 120/240-Volt 14,400-Watt Non-Fused Air Conditioning Disconnect $6.78
Eaton 60 Amp 120/240-Volt 14,400-Watt Non-Fused Air Conditioning Disconnect-DPU222RP at The Home Depot


This is the wire I used for the 240 volts good wire good price I would use it again.
Cerrowire 250 ft. 12/2 NM-B Wire $67
Cerrowire 250 ft. 12/2 NM-B Wire-147-1672G at The Home Depot


I used two of these to mount the second unit. I would use these again. I made a cement pad for the first one but one would not do that again. I put these in the dirt about 3 deep and bolted the AC unit to them it is not going to fall over.
16 in. x 8 in. x 4 in. Concrete Block $1.48 each
16 in. x 8 in. x 4 in. Concrete Block-30168620 at The Home Depot
pictured here http://ecorenovator.org/forum/geothe...install-8.html


I used this wire to go between the outdoor unit and the indoor unit.
Yes I would use it again good price and heavy enough
15-ft 14-3 Indoor Non-Metallic Wire $11.97
(Warring this will not meet code in some places you need wire for outdoor use)
Shop 15-ft 14-3 Indoor Non-Metallic Wire (By-The-Roll) at Lowes.com


Tools

vacuum pump

I got this vacuum pump it is not fast but I would buy it again it works great!
Robinair 15150 VacuMaster Vacuum Pump $136.95
Robinair 15150, 15300, and 15500 1.5, 3, and 5 CFM VacuMaster Vacuum Pump - on Sale at the Test Equipment Depot

Digital Vacuum Gauge

I wanted to buy this gauge but it was on back order so I had to cancel it. I would get this gauge if I could.
Fieldpiece SVG3 Easy View Digital Vacuum Gauge $121.95
Fieldpiece SVG3 Easy View Vacuum Gauge - at the Test Equipment Depot

I ended buying this one it really works great I don’t regret getting it. The Fieldpiece SVG3 has better features and is cheaper but a good gauge.
Supco VG64 Digital Vacuum Gauge $131
Supco VG64 Digital Vacuum Gauge - on sale at Test Equipment Depot

Nitrogen Regulator

I bought these for the nitrogen. They worked great I would buy them again.
Uniweld RHP400 Nitrogen Regulator with 0-400 PSI Delivery Pressure $43.53
Uniweld RHP400 Nitrogen Regulator with 0-400 PSI Delivery Pressure, CGA580 Inlet Connection and 1/4-Inch Male Flare Outlet Connection - Amazon.com

Crows foot flare nut wrench

Crows foot flare nut for the toque wrench.
I bought a set from Harbor freight and ordered a big one off eBay.
HF is a very good place buy these they have a very good price.
I also have a great set of full size SK flare nut wrenches I prefer to use them.

manifold gauges

I bought manifold gauges off eBay never again I would only buy Yellow Jacket gauges again.

ball valve

I ordered a ball valve that was not vacuum rated complete waste of money.
I bought a set of very short hoses that had ball valves on the that were not vacuum rated complete waste of money.
I bought
Yellow Jacket 93844 1/4" Compact Ball Valve Straight
Amazon.com - Yellow Jacket 93844 1/4" Compact Ball Valve Straight
vacuum rated 100% worth the money!

vacuum hose

I bought but only tested this note it does not come with the ball valve works
great worth the money.
Yellow Jacket 15012 12" •Pulls 75 micron vacuum or better on 36" hose
http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/ye...oses/15012.htm


I bought vacuum pump oil at local NAPA good way to go save on shipping.

One thing I highly recommend doing. Before connecting up the vacuum pump I ran it with just the hose you are going to use to vacuum. If you can’t pull a deep vacuum on just the hose and ball valve then you will never pull a vacuum on the system. This allows you to trust your equipment.

I hope this will help someone else that wants to do their own install.
Mark

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