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Old 05-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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header for air conditioner?

I want to add a wall air conditioner in one of my bedrooms. Do I need to build a header for the air conditioner or can I just frame it out with 2x4's?


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Old 05-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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header for air conditioner?

IF you are going to be cuttin out even one 2x4 wall stud: Then a header is appropriate in this case.

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Old 05-12-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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header for air conditioner?

Can you put the AC under an existing window? That would make the job easier because the window's header already takes care of the structural load.
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