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

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Window vs. Through-the-wall Air Conditioners
From: Michael Burdick <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 18:55:33 -0400
I've done exactly what you propose, and it works fine.  I did build a
frame into the wall to support the unit.  I also ran a dedicated circuit
for the air conditioner from the subpanel I have in the garage.  

Hope this helps,
Mike Burdick
Durham, NC

On Sat, 2008-09-20 at 16:48 -0500, Bill Gingerich wrote:
> 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
> OKC   
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