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Installing a minisplit heat pump (MSHP) requires skills in carpentry, electrical wiring, and working with refrigeration equipment. Before you jump in, here’s what you need to know. MSHP DIY? Occasionally, a skilled homeowner will install an MSHP. Installation requires work with 240 VAC circuits and involves refrigerant that has greenhouse gas implications, so it is important to understand the requirements and safety factors. Many jurisdictions require MSHP contractors to have an electrical contractor’s license and certification from the U.S. EPA for handling refrigerants. System installation requires common hand tools, such as drills, drivers, wrenches, screwdrivers, levels, caulk guns, knives, multimeters, and pliers. There are also specialty tools and materials that are required, including tube flaring tools, gauges, refrigeration manifolds, a vacuum pump, torque wrenche...

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