Where to place wall a/c unit?

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Old 09-04-17, 09:50 AM
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Where to place wall a/c unit?

Hi all,

I want to fit a wall a/c unit in our living room. There are two possible positions for the unit, neither is ideal but it's all that are possible. one is near a corner with 34" from corner to door trim. The other has about 50" from door trim to corner BUT the door would open towards the unit. Of course, the door will never be open while the unit is on and I could fit a baseboard stop to prevent contact but it seems ugly. So, which is the better of the two poor options?

oh, the right hand door pane does not open - it's fixed.
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Old 09-04-17, 10:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Location is mostly dictated by form rather than function.
That means it's installed where it looks best.

Some things to keep in mind.....
1) install A/C on the wall that gets the least sun.
2) it needs power so plan accordingly.
3) check both sides of the wall for possible wiring or pipes.
 
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Old 09-04-17, 05:05 PM
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Would there likely be any kind of code violation for having a door - if unrestrained by a stop which of course it would not be allowed to be- open into an A/c unit? I am tempted to go on the short side because I think it'll look goofy with the door, but the long side gets the unit much more central to the area being cooled.
 
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Old 09-04-17, 06:34 PM
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I don't think there is anything in the code that dictates A/C placement.
In my opinion.... it's more of a common sense item.

Behind the door should be ok as long as the door is not up against the unit.
 
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