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two options for placing mini-split
I think the best way to run a mini-split is to have the lines go in through the basement. I have a big concrete pit in back of the house. it's about 20ft wide along the house, 9ft deep, and extends away from the house 10ft. it's just a very large egress from the basement door, with some stairs to the back yard. over top of this, it is half covered by a concrete shelf/walkway that leads from the ground-level back door to the back yard.
I could 1) install the outdoor unit in this 20x10ft space, underneath the walkway (with roughly 20x5ft opening). or 2) install above this space, and wrap the cable/pipes a couple of feet away from the house, then underneath itself, into the house.
what do you think? is it ok to run refrigerant lines down a couple of feet then back up?