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Currently AC(split ac) is positioned as shown in the image:

But now i would like to move it to another place, here i cannot change position of outdoor unit.

Changing AC indoor unit position will lead to 2 options (options are shown as 1 and 2 in image) for tubes / pipes between indoor and outdoor system.

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What would be good option for arranging pipes (condensate drain tubing, and refrigerant tubes) ?

ie. Option 1 (will have tubes 50% inside room and 50% outside room) or

Option 2 (Entire pipes will be inside room ).

Any help thanks, i dont worry about how bad it will look now.

  • Can you include a photo of the plumbing on the outside of the building as well? Also note that you're likely not going to be able to complete this work yourself. You'll need a licensed HVAC technician to recover the refrigerant, and then recharge the system. – Tester101 Oct 3 '17 at 12:44
  • @Tester101 There are no pipes / plumbing done outside the wall at which indoor unit is placed – tharif Oct 3 '17 at 16:43
  • So all the plumbing/wiring is currently within the wall cavity? Does it enter the wall at the top, or bottom? Where is the condensing unit in relation to the indoor unit? – Tester101 Oct 3 '17 at 17:04
  • Yes exactly wiring is within wall cavity. There is wiring of fan at top nothing else. Condensing unit [outside room] is exactly behind indoor unit. – tharif Oct 4 '17 at 3:22
  • Is there a reason you're moving it? If there's a different problem you're trying to address by moving the unit, it may be better to ask about the other problem. – Hari Ganti Mar 14 '18 at 19:29
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Call a good HVAC contractor and ask him/her what they recommend or what can be done. You will also need to move the electrical, condensate drain tubing, and refrigerant tubes. and patch the old access points. It is not always what looks the best but what your options and cost are. If you move the unit to a corner of a long narrow room you may not get proper air flow to allow efficient cooling of that room.

  • its not in corner, it will have good air flow..im confused only about those pipes..whether to take them from outside or inside – tharif Apr 18 '17 at 13:45
  • We run them both ways: inside and/or outside. When they're outside we insulate them. – Lee Sam Apr 18 '17 at 21:25
  • @LeeSam , yes insulation is done..but my query is whether to take those pipes from outside or just keep them inside and use old access points for tubes (option 2) – tharif Apr 19 '17 at 2:58
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    I prefer inside, (runs more efficiently). – Lee Sam Apr 19 '17 at 3:45
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    If the tubes run up the wall on the right side of the window (from this view) I would run them outside because that would eliminate excess length and 90's. If the tubes come up the left side of the window the length is not really a big deal but you could eliminate some 90's by running outside. Less fittings less chance of leaks. – Ed Beal Jun 19 '17 at 19:01

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