Help installing window ac into vertical window frame

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Old 06-06-11, 09:39 PM
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Help installing window ac into vertical window frame

Hey guys I just moved into a bedroom and unfortunately neither the bedroom nor the house have air conditioning. I really want to install a cheap window air conditioner but it seems like there all made for windows with a horizontal slider.

I thought about getting a portable ac but the cheapest I've been able to find in the area is $250. It's a really small bedroom and I think a 5000 btu unit would work fine it's just the damn window that's making it such a chore.

Any recommendations?
 
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Old 06-07-11, 05:15 AM
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IF you find one the will fit in the slider then just block off the rest of the window opening with plywood or plexiglass. Make sure you support the A/C unit somehow.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 01:08 PM
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They used to sell A/C units for casement windows - not sure now.

Otherwise, two alternatives, either requiring carpentry: a.) cut and frame a hole in an outside wall, or b.)replace the existing window with a double-hung type.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 01:16 PM
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Not enough info here....one person thinks you have a casement, one a slider....I don't see either one in your post.

If your window opens up and down..thats what MOST window A/Cs are designed for. Most are NOT designed for horizontal sliders or casements..thats where it can be a pain.
 
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A photo and dimensions would help.

Google "casement/sliding air conditioners," and you may see some possibilities. Another approach is a mini-split A/C - no ductwork is required.
 
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I use cheap portable AC units in two bedrooms of my house, each with vertical, not horizontal sliders. Easy to find anywhere.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 07:26 PM
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window air conditioner but it seems like there all made for windows with a horizontal slider.
This is what tripped me up. Now that I reread it SLOOOOOLY I think the OP was saying they are for double hung windows. I wait until they post back.
 
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Old 06-07-11, 10:19 PM
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I have a feeling that wezman2k is a one-post wonder but I'm willing to give hem/her another couple of days to respond with more information.

The post DOES show the problems when a poster (or respondent) ignores the rules of proper spelling and word usage.

I really want to install a cheap window air conditioner but it seems like there all made for windows with a horizontal slider. (Emphasis by Furd)
Using the word there instead of they're (they are) puts a totally different meaning on the sentence, a meaning that is meaningless.
 
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