Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10
Default

installing AC over window


I have a 24 inch window on the end wall in a frame house.
I want to place a 150 lb aircon over the window.
I assume that the window was boxed out.
But as I will be taking the rest of the stud out is there anything special I should do?
Thank you

plschwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
Framing Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,758
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

installing AC over window


Quote:
Originally Posted by plschwartz
I have a 24 inch window on the end wall in a frame house.
I want to place a 150 lb aircon over the window.
I assume that the window was boxed out.
But as I will be taking the rest of the stud out is there anything special I should do?
Thank you
What stud? What are you going to do about the header above the window? What load is above the window? One story house or two story house?

__________________
Joe Carola
Joe Carola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10
Default

installing AC over window


Thanks Joe for answering
This is a one story frame built house. From the look of things I assume that the end wall has 2x4 studs every 16 inches. Since the window is ~24 inches wide the center stud has been cut out and the area framed out with a header etc.
Then I assume cripple stud from header to rafter.
It is in the space above the header where I want to put an 18000btu AC ~150 lbs.
I assume that I will have to frame out the AC opening in a manner similar to that for the window.
I hesitate to put the AC directly on the sill plate because of the weight.
Is there any special consideration needed in making the AC frame?
Since the top of the AC frame be within a foot of the rafter do I need a header?
Thank you
plschwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
Framing Contractor
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,758
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

installing AC over window


Quote:
Originally Posted by plschwartz
Thanks Joe for answering
This is a one story frame built house. From the look of things I assume that the end wall has 2x4 studs every 16 inches. Since the window is ~24 inches wide the center stud has been cut out and the area framed out with a header etc.
Then I assume cripple stud from header to rafter.
It is in the space above the header where I want to put an 18000btu AC ~150 lbs.
I assume that I will have to frame out the AC opening in a manner similar to that for the window.
I hesitate to put the AC directly on the sill plate because of the weight.
Is there any special consideration needed in making the AC frame?
Since the top of the AC frame be within a foot of the rafter do I need a header?
Thank you
What is the ceiling height? Sounds like a high ceiling.....or low height window. Regardless.....no matter what you do ...you need a header above the air conditioner. Those cripples are what hold up the roof.
__________________
Joe Carola
Joe Carola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
AHH, SPANS!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,684
Rewards Points: 1,032
Default

installing AC over window


yes, you will want a header above whatever opening you cut out of the wall just like you see above the window. if you transfer the header load from above the window to the top plate then you could take the window header out that is there now ( or set your unit on it) and work your ac unit into that space, just keep all headers above all openings.
hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10
Default

installing AC over window


hand drive
Thank you thats exactly what I hoped to hear.

plschwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing shower panel over window jrmy202 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 9 12-26-2011 10:56 AM
Defog window recap greenmax General DIY Discussions 4 05-07-2010 06:00 PM
How to 'finish' outside of replacement window? KatieAK Building & Construction 9 04-02-2010 07:37 AM
help need to know how to replace windows wrapped in drywall caide3 Carpentry 4 03-02-2010 01:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.