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Window Too Wide For Air Contitioner

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by csala, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. csala

    csala Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    Santa Monica, Ca
    Now to say I'm not handy around the house is an understatement.

    Anyway, I need to pick up a new air conditioner and the window kits for the ones I'm looking at accordian out to about 36" and my window is 45" wide. I'm having difficulty finding a replacement window kit and I'm stuck.

    Any suggestions? I thought about cardboard but that's kind of ugly.

  2. Sorry, I am not the most handy either, but is there any way to get a piece of wood cut to fit the hole? Surely it would look better than cardboard and you could put that self-adhesive weather stripping around edge to make it somewhat airtight. I am guessing here.

    edit, what brand is the unit? Maybe they sell an adapter kit or at least show one on theior website?
  3. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Buy a piece of plywood & cut a hole in it. Caulk it well.
  4. Are you talking the type that vent out through a round hose, or simply the airconditioners that have the "ears" top to bottom that are supposed to 'accordion" out to the edges of the window? I suspect you are meaning the latter, to which I say don't use the frame-in at all, have the AC favor one side of the openning, anchor it to the windowpane with the screw holes, then affix a piece of play to cover the remaining gap. I would affix that in some manner to the window too, and then place a brace at the top of the windowpane to keep it from lifting, and to keep intruders out.

  5. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Duct tape