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techguy
need help to install a window ac unit in a crank out window

hi, i have a sunroom equipped with anderson crank out windows. i am trying to find out how to mount a window ac unit in one of these windows. they crank out vertically. i've found support bars but i do not think they will work. since there is no sill to screw into it. i will post pics of the windows later. thx for any help

techguy
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ok here is a accurate picture of the window

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/andersonwindow.jpg

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Unable to find the window images at the site given.

It should be possible to remove just the metal hardware & window from the opening & mount the AC in the open space; there are special brackets used for this purpose.

The procedure is spelled out in detailed step-by-step instructions at numerous web sites:

Google "How to install window air conditioner units in Andersen windows."

If you can't find the brackets, or the ones you have don't work, it may be possible to mount the AC on a piece of plywood on the exterior of the house with a center cut-out of the plywood.

If the AC is still unstable using the plywood method, you can stabilize it from the outside by installing 2 angle brackets out of a piece of slotted stainless/painted steel brackets, or straight stock, extending from either edge of the AC underside, down to the lower part of the plywood.

In any event, the installed AC has to be tipped slightly downward using a torpedo level to the outside portion of the unit, so that condensation drippings won't enter the inside of the house.

If all else fails, Andersen Windows has an 800 number you can call to get help: 1-888-888-7020

I'm sure they've dealt with this issue numerous times over the years.

techguy
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ok cool thanks for the help ill try that out :)

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