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  1. #1
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    hiding the mini-split

    We are installing a mini-split system and would like to
    hide or disguise the air handler (blower) that hangs
    high on the wall.

    Its new construction with 12" thick walls so no problem
    insetting it so its flush with the finished drywall. Then place
    some type of grill over it.

    Anyone tried this type of set-up?


    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Look into the LG Art Cool.

    The air handler looks like a picture hanging on the wall!
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

  3. #3
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    Air Cool

    Yes, that does look good.
    Have you installed one?

    Customer would like something flush with the sheetrock though.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2006
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    Panama City, FL
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    Most, if not all, systems will require clearance around the indoor section for the hinged service access for filters. Also you will be immediately short circuiting the path of air flow by putting anything infront of it like a grille. If you recess it in the wall, same problem. The trajectory of the air flow is impeded by the flat surface around it. Forget this type of install for your own peice of mind.

    If the H/O does not want to see it and you don't have room for a traditional duct system, explore the high velocity small duct systems from a well trained installer.
    You can't learn a thing with your mouth open.

  5. #5
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    May 2007
    Location
    Colorado
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    Another Option

    I had my contractor recently install a mitsubishi Mr. Slim in a server room. The indoor unit is flush mounted in the ceiling. I believe this is the model:

    http://www.mrslim.com/Products/subCa...CategoryID=143

    I know you were looking for a flush wall-mount, but this system so far works well and barely hangs below the level of the finished ceiling.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2007
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    MN
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    there are indoor units that can be installed with a short duct run, would require a spot in a closet or similar to gain access to the unit for service(looks like the units used in some hotels above the entry/bathroom area. I'll find the link and post it

    http://www.fujitsugeneral.com/multi_specs.htm
    You can't fix stupid

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by bukzin View Post
    Yes, that does look good.
    Have you installed one?

    Customer would like something flush with the sheetrock though.
    i've installed 6 of them and 2 in my own home and they're great. flushmount? they stick out about as far as a plasma tv
    "The things you own end up owning you. "

    Tyler Durden

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