QUOTE(halcyon27 @ Jan 1 2018, 09:24 AM)
What you suggest is fine although bending the pipe upwards must be within the installation manual and kink free. The part outside can be hidden in a PVC casement. This is prevalent in SG and over here. Even if it's above the door you can run the pipes and electrical ok the side with greater clearance. Otherwise create a false box 8" deep above the door and have the AC mount on the false box with a 6" rectangular man hole for the pipes.
What you suggested is great as it means you're taking the precaution to ensure that it's not accidentally drilled into.
A friend had an a ex-colleague with a dud AC. Everything was never used at all as it is unusable because the indoor cable was drilled where they extended a wall to make way for a storage room as an after thought (very dangerous esp in situations like this). The AC was never used since day 1 for decades because it would be messy to hack the wall and not to mention take out and redo the partition. Complicating matters that dissuaded them to rectify was that the affected AC compressor is not located on the same floor.
hi, i mean something like above, the pipe & cable straight go up on the same wall the Indoor is sitting, is there enough clearance between the Indoor & Wall for the pipe & cable? from my observation most indoor units are kissing to the wall and no gaps between wall & AC.
because if i go tru the hole 1st 1 unit will need to to a U-Turn, the other will end up with a section exposed as it's near the door frame (it's still indoor so using a pipe casing will still look ugly and it's too low to hide in plaster).
i'm not fancy false box though it was recommended i don't like the idea of the Indoor unit hanging onto the plaster box instead of wall. even though the indoor unit is less than 10kg i don't believe plaster box are designed to hold onto weight more than 2kg. it also makes the AC unit protruding from the rest of the wall.This post has been edited by advocado: Jan 1 2018, 09:34 AM