first window unit install

Discussion in 'Other Repairs' started by Brackish*Water, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    so its in there and rock solid.
    however it is level and not tilted down outside.
    just cranked it up watching for water.
    also instructions say to keep drain plug inserted (huh?!)

    all comments suggestions welcome

    we'll see what happens
     
  2. Nuclear Bill

    Nuclear Bill Well-Known Member

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    Just a slight down tilt outside is all that's needed.
     
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  3. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    It does need a slight tilt, however I would guess if it is like all the units I have installed there is a low place looking cutout in the pan on the bottom that will allow water to overflow before it fills the pan. Make sure your fan blades are not running in water held in the pan.
     
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  4. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys
    it is really level that concerns me I dont know how to tilt it back. I keep checking on it it is purring away. where I live is humid as all git out so any problem should rear its head soon.
    I was confused why the instructions said to leave the drain plug in. I guess there is another place where water will come out when that fills up....I hate to jack with it because so far so good.
     
  5. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I put a 2×4 piece in the sill and set the ac unit on top if it to get the angle right. Some units are designed to evaporate the runoff, hopefully your unit will alert you if the pan fills up.
     
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  6. prlwng

    prlwng Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Was flipping thru mama's facebook. There was a pic of two guys standing outside a house after ac window install. Caption was" works good, can feel cold air already". Unit was installed backwards.

    Could not refind the pic to post.