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Detailed step-by-step DIY for installing Pioneer Minisplit A/C in my garage. If you want to skip to different phases of the install, use the chapter links below or in the timeline.
I got this 12,000 BTU (1-ton) unit from Home Depot (drop shipped to local store) during a sale for $700+tax. It is on the smaller end for an 850SF garage, but I only needed it near my bench/shop area and not intended to cool the whole garage all the time.
You can get them from various dealers and on Amazon too, who ever has the best price. These Pioneer brand units are distributed by Parker Davis, they appear to be rebranded Midea units who make many of the other branded minisplits. From research, it seems like these are better quality and components than Mr Cool. It does require more install steps like pressure tests and vacuum than Mr Cool instructions, but it probably last longer with quality fewer issues.

Pioneer Air Conditioner WYS012A-19 Wall Mount Ductless
Amazon Ship to Home: https://amzn.to/3ojPTc0
Home Depot to Store: https://homedepot.sjv.io/za4Wv6
Pioneer PD HVAC: https://pioneer.pxf.io/rnXVYj

Parts:
Southwire Liquid Tight Flexible Whip, 8AWG – https://amzn.to/3F3UsNF
14’ Line Cover Kit – https://amzn.to/3zNxnLv or Pioneer OE version – https://amzn.to/3zUiZB9
Decorative PVC Line Cover Kit for Mini Split Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps
Rubber Vibration Mounts – https://amzn.to/3FiJqTK
60-Amp Disconnect – https://amzn.to/3zQ9tPj or https://homedepot.sjv.io/7mM4By
Nylog Gasket/Thread Sealant – https://amzn.to/3meuWgh
Wire Extension by Ft: https://pioneer.pxf.io/e4NDVX
Optional WiFi Adapter: https://amzn.to/3ATFqYz or https://pioneer.pxf.io/jWmPo6

Tools:
R-410A Gauge Set- https://amzn.to/3fBUO2N
75mm 3″ Diamond Hole Saw – https://amzn.to/2XYyue7
Smaller Hole Diamond Bits – https://amzn.to/3kPS0Cr
Basic Hammer Drill – https://amzn.to/3MkdMsP
OEM Tools Vacuum Pump – https://amzn.to/3CWkxfJ
Tube Flaring Kit – https://amzn.to/2WnEKeO
Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/3ulYX1g

highseer.com
Parker Davis Site – https://www.pdhvac.com/
Pioneer Site – pioneer.pxf.io/NKbgdb
Other install videos I watched:

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0:00 Intro
0:55 Pickup Minisplit
2:45 Unboxing
4:55 Materials Supplies Needed
8:40 Electrical and New Outlets
13:30 Installing Wall Unit
19:45 Reflare Lineset and Install Covers
22:05 Condensate Drain Line Install
22:45 Refrigerant Line Install
26:15 Concrete Slab Pour
29:00 Install Outdoor Unit
30:35 Wiring Outdoor Unit
35:40 Extending Indoor Unit Wires
36:55 Vacuuming Refrigerant Lines
39:40 Release Refrigerant Check Leaks
42:00 Test Operation Record Pressure/Temps

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