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  1. #1
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    Default air conditioning

    I want to install window air conditioner and want to see how to
    seal around air conditoner that doesn't have curtain or accordian to add around air conditioner. I must seal to keep water out.
    Thanks for helping.

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    Default Re: air conditioning

    a few years ago a customer asked me to find a way to do that for them. i bought a sheet of plexiglass at home depot, cut it to size and used some leftover weather stripping and they were very happy with it.

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    Thanks for your help. The weatherstripping used was it sponge or just rubber.

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    Don't use sponge weatherstripping, it will allow water in. Use rubber. Consider installing metal flashing to channel the rain water away and caulk it well.

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    Default Re: air conditioning

    THis seems quite a challenge. A video would be necessary to see how it's done. Any chance to see how its' done.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: air conditioning

    Is this window unit going to be under water?
    Casey
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    You can find demonstration videos on youtube.

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    Default Re: air conditioning

    The following video portrays how this project can be done using a piece of 3/4" plywood (preferably pressure-treated plywood); a measurement of that part of the external exhaust section of the AC that will fit thru the plywood has to be made with a pencil & a straight-edge & then the plywood is cut to that dimension; they use a circular saw in the video, which seems a little dangerous, a jig saw might be safer.

    Appropriate fasteners (screws) are installed to strenghten the hold of the plywood around the perimeter of the window; often, 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 wood brackets are used (drilling pilot holes at several points) for more support.

    For the window seal at the intersection of the double-hung window, a piece of 3/4" or 1" "pipe-wrap" insulation (plumbing supplies dept.)(available at HD/Lowe's), long enough to accomodate the diameter of the double-hung window, is forced between the upper & lower windows at the intersection to keep hot air & bugs out.

    Use a caulking gun to seal any areas of the plywood where water may get in, then paint the plywood after a week or two when the treated wood plywood dries out sufficiently.


    http:/air-conditioner-central.com/ho...r-conditioner/
    Last edited by Dobbs; 05-27-2012 at 07:33 PM.

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