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Window air conditioner installation Do I need to support it on the outside?

Window air conditioner installation Do I need to support it on the outside?


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Old 08-11-02, 03:06 PM
handymama
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Exclamation Window air conditioner installation Do I need to support it on the outside?

I am trying to install an air conditioner with a depth of 20" into a window that measures 10" from sash to exterior wall (including sash!) I think it will need to be supported on the outside, the instructions are no help. Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-11-02, 03:51 PM
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Depends on the size. The little 5000/6000 jobs don't need a support but I always install a support for anything larger. Go back to where you bought it and see if they sell an accessory mounting kit. Otherwise, Johnstone Supply sells mounting legs. Overcome the temptation to tilt the unit a lot. They're made to set level or with just a slight downward tilt.
 
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Old 08-11-02, 07:09 PM
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Also try to avoid using a "leg" from the ground to the bottom of the A/C if possible.
Most units that need brackets come with them.
How many BTU unit do you have ??
 
 

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