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 Post subject: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:57 pm 

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My home has several 52 X 52 horizontal slider windows.
The problem is that this type of window does not allow an A/C window unit to be installed, and I want to do that in my master bedroom.
I know that the windows will be custom ordered, but will the window be strong enough to hold a small A/C unit if I have it supported outside?

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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:24 pm 

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Depends on the weight of the AC.
Generally yes, i would put wood strpin the bottom track of the replacement window so that there is no pressure point on the vinyl.
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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:55 am 
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Most can but anthony's advice is recommended regardless. You should want some sort of isolator to take off the pressure points.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:26 am 
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You may want to consider a portable air conditioner. They sit on the floor in the room on rollers and the vents go through a plate that fits up in the window opening. That would solve the problem of having all that weight sitting up in the new window.

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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:06 pm 

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Dave, I had forgotten about that style.
Great illustration.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:16 pm 
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I like that option as well. I've never been fond of an AC unit in a horizontal slider.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Point of record...that window will leak air when it is half open like that at the meeting rail because of the lack of the interlock and weatherstripping contacting.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Windows on Washington wrote:
Point of record...that window will leak air when it is half open like that at the meeting rail because of the lack of the interlock and weatherstripping contacting.


That's why you should always go to the hardware store and get an "air conditioning foam kit" so you can stuff the grey foam between the two sashes. :mrgreen:


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As an installer, I always kept a half dozen of these with me on the truck at all times for A/C units.


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Window4U (IL) wrote:
Windows on Washington wrote:
Point of record...that window will leak air when it is half open like that at the meeting rail because of the lack of the interlock and weatherstripping contacting.


That's why you should always go to the hardware store and get an "air conditioning foam kit" so you can stuff the grey foam between the two sashes. :mrgreen:

As an installer, I always kept a half dozen of these with me on the truck at all times for A/C units.



This is all you need here.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Along with some little helpers...


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:08 pm 

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You guys are twisted - thanks !


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 Post subject: Re: Odd Sized Windows
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Gotta keep it interesting sometimes.

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