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What kind of Mini Split Unit will work best for my small grow unit?

I am looking into getting a mini split unit for my small grow house. The last time I had to buy a Pioneer, it did not even last 2 seasons.
Is there any pod head around with experience in stuff like this?
Eparis

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  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,573
    How did the Pioneer fail?
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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,477
    To rephrase: what was the problem with the pioneer?

    Seems like lack of maintenance, or a refrigerant leak, or even replacing the batteries in the remote control could be a repairable situation.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • PaintherMofe
    PaintherMofe Member Posts: 3
    It's a leak and it works and stops. I tried to contact tech support but I did not get help
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,677
    Mitsubishi
    Daikin
    Fujitsu

    not in that order. 

    PaintherMofe
  • PaintherMofe
    PaintherMofe Member Posts: 3
    okay great idea. i will look into those
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,477
    edited February 7

    It's a leak and it works and stops. I tried to contact tech support but I did not get help

    Can you locate the leak? Tech support can't help you do that. Someone on site must be there to find the leak. Once you locate the leak then you need to repair the leak.

    I don't think you would replace an automobile that stops working because the radiator fluid spills out on the driveway. I think you might repair the leak in the radiator or the hoses before you consider a replacement vehicle. But if you are that kind of person, I would select Mercedes over VW. But that, just my German choices.

    Hope that helps.
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 150
    I have read on other forums that the amount of moisture from a greenhouse will cause mold growth in mini splits.  Also VOC offgassing from fertilizer can also kill mini splits too.  No first hand experience, just relaying other reports. 
    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
    GGross
  • GGross
    GGross Member Posts: 931
    If this is an indoor growing facility, such as the kind to grow marijuana, you should treat it almost like a pool room, but that gets expensive. A mini split will cool it well, but will likely not last very long in that environment. Depending on the overall size of the operation "throwaway" splits (the cheapest ones you can find) may still be the best option. If you want them to last longer you really need to get in and clean the junk off of them, as @gyrfalcon mentioned mold can grow on them and cause issues in short order
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,391
    I'd suspect you'd need something with a stainless evaporator and to protect the refrigerant lines from condensation to last in that environment.