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  1. #1
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    Klimaire mini splits.

    Have any of you ever installed Klimaire mini splits. I installed 5 of so back in 2010 and
    they are still doing great. I also have one in my outside storage work room, it runs
    year round and still going strong after 4.5 years.

    I just received 4 Klimaire 9000 btu heat pumps that I am installing in a old farm
    house, they look good, not flimsy junk. Hope they hold up like the older ones
    I installed years ago.

    I am working on a bid for 83 mini splits, funny thing is on the bid, the bidder only
    listed the bands he does not want. Two of them are name brands, something must
    have gone wrong with those brands with him, because they are good brands.

    Any way, I know this bidder because I have delt with him in the past, he is a lowest
    bid wins, and when I went and picked up my bid packet, he came up to me and handed
    me a information sheet on Klimaire, I took that as a strong hint that if I bid these, I will
    get the job, if my pricing is right.

    When I say he is lowest bidder wins, that is almost true, I have done some jobs for
    him in the past, and I was not lowest bidder, but he knows I will do a good job, and
    stand behind it, so I got the bid, but was not the lowest.

    Any one have some experience with Klimaire. Good or bad.

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    Well they better be good, because I got the bid.

    I just installed the 4, and they went good, and work good.

    I will let everyone know how these units do. For their price, they
    sure do work good. I hope they hold up like the older ones did.

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    As long as you have good tech support and parts availability then it should be fine.

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    I believe Kilmaire are one of the imports that you need to use their linesets because they are not standard sizes. The copper lines do not fit our flaring tools. I ran across this before. I ended up purchasing a new flare nut, using our sized copper and brazing a stub section into their lineset.
    Doug

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    The 4 I just installed the line sets provided 16' were the right
    length, so I did not need to cut them or flare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edward301 View Post
    The 4 I just installed the line sets provided 16' were the right
    length, so I did not need to cut them or flare.

    Just wait until you get a lineset with a bad or leaking flare.
    Doug

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    I have a few of them in, never a problem owners are really pleased with them,
    Seem to be of decent quality even the remotes stand up well.

    For what it's worth I suspect that parts and support are non extant don't really know as they never break???
    At the price I can purchase them for I would just buy one for parts if the need arises to make a customer happy.

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    [QUOTE=Arti;21739721]I have a few of them in, never a problem owners are really pleased with them,
    Seem to be of decent quality even the remotes stand up well.

    For what it's worth I suspect that parts and support are non extant don't really know as they never break???

    I was planning to do what you mentioned, since they are so cheap
    I was going to buy a spare just for parts.
    Last edited by edward301; 11-14-2015 at 11:52 PM. Reason: correct sentence

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