Can windows be opened and closed with a window AC unit in place?


Old 06-06-18, 06:42 AM
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Can windows be opened and closed with a window AC unit in place?

I have a window AC unit bolted to the bottom of the lower window sash, this prevents the lower sash from opening.
Q: Is there a way to mount a window AC unit such that the lower sash is able to open/close?

A new problem is the upper sash is doesn't "grip" the frame so it falls down and currently a piece of wood is in place to hold it up.
Q: Given that the window AC unit "pushes" the lower sash up preventing the window latch from being an option, how else can I get the upper sash to stay up?
Currently using eyelets and mini bungees but even after cinching, the mini bungees stretch after a couple hours and the window falls. Also the tenant is complaining about having to use the mini bungees and wants a more elegant solution.
The solution can be short term since I've ordered new windows but those are several weeks out.
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Old 06-06-18, 06:46 AM
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No. Cut some sticks to wedge under the sash to keep it up.
Old 06-06-18, 07:15 AM
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just put a 6 or 10 penny finish nail in it.
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If you use a nail it's best to predrill the hole.
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