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This is my DIY mini split ac installation. I chose the do-it-yourself route despite nay-sayers who want the HVAC and electrical work required during a minisplit system limited to professionals.

This was the most involved DIY project I have ever undertaken, and there are lots of details I couldn’t fit into this video. If you think you might give it a go checkout the article first:
https://www.makercise.com/diy-mini-split-ac-install/

I am really glad I went the DIY route even though I ran into a problem of my own making. In this video I show:
**Why I chose a DIY HVAC route
**Selecting a minisplit air conditioning system sizing and performance
**Pre-installation preparation
**Installation details
**Avoiding mistakes and correcting them if necessary
**Cost details
**Performance observations

Disclosure: I have included links to the products I used below. Many are affiliate links. If you use them and make a purchase I make money. Senville Air Conditioners and QuikProducts sponsored the video I published on YouTube, although I selected and used both products before I reached out to the companies as potential sponsors.

Check out the sponsors of this video:
Senville Air Conditioners – 9000BTU/hr Aura
https://amzn.to/2Sqxo2G
QuikProducts – EPA 608 Kit
http://bit.ly/makercise_608

====Mandatory Tools====
Manifold Gauge (must be R410a rated)
https://amzn.to/2KMOPaP
Vacuum Pump
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-cfm-two-stage-vacuum-pump-60805.html
Mini Split AC Adapter 19173 – I used but don’t recommend
https://amzn.to/2Pg8pNl
Quick Connect 19109 – Manufacturer doesn’t recommended for 410a
https://amzn.to/2Qc7jb3
5/16″ to 1/4″ with thumb-screw schrader valve depressor (what I would use next time)
https://amzn.to/2Q4Qajc
¼” Compact Ball Valve Yellow Jacket 93843
https://amzn.to/2zC0EfM

====Deluxe Tools====
N2 Cylinder
local
N2 Regulator
https://amzn.to/2E0cy5Y
Micron Gauge
https://amzn.to/2QtsggO

====Fix a Problem Tools====
R410a Cylinder
local
Recovery Unit
https://amzn.to/2QsQzvs
Recover Cylinder
https://amzn.to/2EakylP

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