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  1. #1
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    Daikin mini split quality?

    I recently switched supply houses and they sell Daikin/skyair. plus its a better price than i get for fijitsu and way better than mitsubishi

    What is everyones opinion on the brand and/or models???

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    does anyone use or has anyone used daikin?

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    I've only heard of one installed and the compressor was bad at start up.

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    We install a good bit of Daikins and the only problems we have had so far are flare joints, none with the Daikins themselves.
    "If you've eliminated all other possibilities whatever remains must be the truth."

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    thanks.. all i can find is good product but not good flareslol but thats how i found out about nylog..what do you guys think about nylog

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    I've handled mitsubishi for years with very few problems. Carrier also has a good product right now. Some have been less than desireable in the past but this one seems to be pretty good.

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    Who is making for Carrier now?

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    Nylog is good stuff! Better if it does not get into the refrigerant any more than is avoidable.

    The flare ends in pre-made mini linesets are junk... I cut them off and do proper flares with a proper flaring tool. Flares are not an issue for me.
    Most mini's do not like brazing... I avoid it as much as I can.
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    Quality work at a fair price with excellent customer service.

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    Just took a 4 hour Daikin min split workshop. Was impressed. Just installed one to replace a worn our Fuj & the install was easier than the Fuj. Daikin makes their own compressor. That I did not know. I'm going to continue to install them over the others.
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Who is making for Carrier now?
    I went to a job where the builder installed an emerson that had several problems over the first 2 years. The builder decided to change it out and our salesman sold him a carrier. He talked him up on how much better it was, and they sent me to do the swap. Unboxed the Carrier and it was identical to the Emerson. I was so embarassed, but somehow either the builder didn't notice or just didn't say anything.
    "If you've eliminated all other possibilities whatever remains must be the truth."

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    Daikin was doing mini's long before mini's became popular.

    I worked on an old one 20 years ago. It had 4 heads (indoor units).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    Who is making for Carrier now?
    That would be Toshiba..

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterc View Post
    Daikin was doing mini's long before mini's became popular.

    I worked on an old one 20 years ago. It had 4 heads (indoor units).
    Daikin's been around before the 60's. They primarily did cheap hotel/motel installation in the South West of the country.

    I've got an old senior home with some of the original Daikin's running since the 70's with no maintenance. The ones that have failed failed at the U turns in the outside coil.
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

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