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Blog entry by YesHaveSome posted 02-18-2018 02:17 PM 1162 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It got too cold in my shop this winter to rely on crappy wall/space heaters so I decided to install a Pioneer ductless mini split. I’ve seen lots of posts/questions/comments on here and other boards about mini splits so I figured I’d share my experience.


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-- But where does the meat go?



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Fresch

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#1 posted 02-18-2018 06:44 PM

You need to put duct seal in the LB that is going from cold to hot, it’s code. You do good work.

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 02:32 AM

Interesting install. Thanks for taking the time to do the video. Quick question and observation.. You went with the WYS 22 model over the WYS 17 model correct? only real difference I can tell is the 22 is higher efficiency over the the 17. You stated that the lowest heat setting is 62 degrees. I too don’t want to heat my garage to 62 as it would be a complete waste when I wasnt using the shop. I was browsing the operating manual for the 18000 BTU WYS 22 model and noticed a FP mode. there really isn’t much documentation on the mode that I cold discover but it is primarily used for “Freeze Prevention” and heats in low power mode to 46 degrees. Now to me. this would be ideal. If i knew I would be working in the shop I could bump up the temperature to 62.. (on weekends and such) and then go back to FP mode during the work week. One thing i found interesting is that it is recommended that you don’t shut the power off completely to the unit when the temperature is below freezing.. I couldn’t find a reason why this is so but I imagine its hard on the equipment if you do turn it on and off on a regular basis when its below freezing.. Does your unit have this FP mode and is it an option for you?

Thanks

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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YesHaveSome

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#3 posted 02-19-2018 03:01 AM



You need to put duct seal in the LB that is going from cold to hot, it s code. You do good work.

- Fresch

Thank you for your comment. I’ll look into the duct seal!

-- But where does the meat go?

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YesHaveSome

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#4 posted 02-19-2018 03:05 AM



Interesting install. Thanks for taking the time to do the video. Quick question and observation.. You went with the WYS 22 model over the WYS 17 model correct? only real difference I can tell is the 22 is higher efficiency over the the 17. You stated that the lowest heat setting is 62 degrees. I too don t want to heat my garage to 62 as it would be a complete waste when I wasnt using the shop. I was browsing the operating manual for the 18000 BTU WYS 22 model and noticed a FP mode. there really isn t much documentation on the mode that I cold discover but it is primarily used for “Freeze Prevention” and heats in low power mode to 46 degrees. Now to me. this would be ideal. If i knew I would be working in the shop I could bump up the temperature to 62.. (on weekends and such) and then go back to FP mode during the work week. One thing i found interesting is that it is recommended that you don t shut the power off completely to the unit when the temperature is below freezing.. I couldn t find a reason why this is so but I imagine its hard on the equipment if you do turn it on and off on a regular basis when its below freezing.. Does your unit have this FP mode and is it an option for you?

Thanks

Scott

- ScottKaye

The main reason I went with the WYS 22 was because it has the ability to heat when the outdoor temp drops to, I think, -13. While it doesn’t get that cold often here it did a few times get down into the -10 – 0 range the past couple of months. I think the 18 can only heat down to 5.

THANK YOU for mentioning the FP mode. I’ll definitely look into that as I haven’t been able to get much shop time lately.

I believe that the low of 60ish is pretty standard on mini splits (though I dont know why).

I’ll post back here when I get an answer on the FP mode.

Thanks for your comment!

-- But where does the meat go?

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#5 posted 02-19-2018 10:47 PM

Good install and good video, thank you

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YesHaveSome

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#6 posted 02-20-2018 04:26 AM



Good install and good video, thank you

- Notw

Thanks for your comment. Was a fun install and well worth it!

-- But where does the meat go?

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