Can I run my lineset inside an existing wall?

April 24, 2010 by Shawn Mack  
Filed under Ask Thomas

First Name:  Gene

Problem: With the sheet rock removed can the line sets be installed in the 2×4 walls near floor level and travel up to the attic to the wall units?  The line set would then drop out of the attic to the upper wall and not go outside. Is that doable or a bad idea? Thanks GT

Solution:  There shouldn’t be a problem with running the line set within a wall.  Make sure that the line set is insulated properly because they will sweat from the internal refrigerant gases.  Use 3/8″ or 1/2″ foam liner around the copper lines.  Make sure you install the condensation line properly at the top as well.  The condensation line uses gravity to expel water.  If you cannot expel the water downward, purchase a condensation pump to move the water to an appropriate outside area.

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6 Responses to “Can I run my lineset inside an existing wall?”
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  2. KIM Says:

    I don’t have room above windows to put minisplit and have radiators and do not want another piece on the floor. The only place to put it is above big picture window right at front of my house or on inside wall and run it down interior plaster wall. But then how can I hide this inside the house. I have a lovely decorated home and this is like the white elephant in the room.

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  6. Peter Halick Says:

    I did an inside the wall installation about a year ago. the crucial issue is condensation. If the insulation on the line set gets damaged there is a high potential of accumulating water inside the wall. Same for the drip line. The other concern is just being able to route the line. Line sets aren’t made to take tight bends. Making a right angle bend in a wall can be difficult and one stray nail or protruding screw can damage the line.

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