installing a window airconditioner in the top...

Old 07-13-01, 12:01 PM
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I am looking for advice on how to proceed installing a 66 pound room air conditioner in the TOP of a double hung sash window. (It has to go there because it is a driveway outside, and it will get hit by somebody's van unless I get it high up out of the way..

I assume it is like a through the wall installation, and as long as I have a sturdy framing of wood around the unit, i have nothing to worry about, as it is not that heavy.

the model I have (Frigidaire FAS154J1A - 15,000 BTU, 110 volt, 25 inches deep) has two angle brackets that attach
under the outside projection and are supposed to rest on a sill, or be anchored somehow, but since I have aluminum storm window outside the window I am using, I am puzzled how best to anchor them, - is it simply a matter of a little creative carpentry??

thanks in advance for any help...
Old 07-14-01, 06:05 AM
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What I would honestly do, is remove the window, and re-frame the window for a smaller window that leaves space above for the ac unit.

It's not as huge weight, but it's a weight that moves and vibrates. You will be much happier and safer in the long run to have it in a good solid frame instead of being carried on the much flimsier window framing. That way you can work out your support brackets so that they are to either side of the window below, and your storm window and/or screens will be unobstructed.

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