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Re: [Shop-talk] Window vs. Through-the-wall Air Conditioners

To: "Bill Gingerich" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Window vs. Through-the-wall Air Conditioners
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 21:54:22 +0000
As long as the unit has interior access in the right place, exterior access in 
the right place, and is tilted so the water runs outside, I don't see the 

They did this at a small machine shop I used to run at a company that made 
excavation buckets.  They just sawcut a hole in the concrete-block wall, lined 
it with sheetmetal, and stuffed the window unit in.

Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
1962 Triumph TR4 CT2846L, 2007 Saturn Ion 3 2.4, 1993 Suburban, 1994 Miata C 
pethier [at] comcast [dot] net

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Bill Gingerich" <>
> I would like to mount an AC unit through the wall of my garage.  When I look
> at prices, the ones designed to mount through-the-wall are significantly
> more expensive than regular window units.  So, what it the difference?  Is
> there any reason I couldn't cut the appropriate size hole in the wall, and
> mount a window unit in the hole?  Of course I need to seal around the unit,
> make sure condensation can drain, etc.  It just seems like it should work.
> Am I missing something here?
> BillG
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