Monday, September 15, 2014

How to Install a Portable Air Conditioner - Part 2 of 2 - Cut and Install

Fig.1 Jigsaw cutting 
wood paneling
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Caulking gun
Cordless screwdriver
Pencil #2
Phillip bit #2
Jigsaw blade (wood)
Jigsaw Power Tool

Tyler Zowat lives in Perris, California. He had a new patio installed late last summer he purchased a wall mounted Frigidaire with a 10,000 BTU which he purchase from The Home Depot.

This post shows the thirteen steps to installing a a Portable Air Conditioner in a patio wall.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows Jigsaw cutting the bottom wood paneling.
Step 2: Below fig.2 shows the wood paneling has been removed.

Fig.2 Wood paneling removed
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the paneling is removed and a large hole was made for the jigsaw wood blade.
Fig.3 Creating a larger 
hole for the saw
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the first cut on the exterior side. 
Fig.4 left side 
cut using jigsaw
Step 5: Fig.5
shows the jigsaw cutting the bottom of the opening.

Fig.5 Cutting exterior paneling
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the opening has been cut with a jigsaw and ready for the A/C unit.

Fig.6 Opening now 
ready for A/C
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the next step is to make sure the unit is leveled before attaching the screws into the A/C unit. Notice below the level bubble is in the middle showing that this unit is leveled.

Fig.7 Level the unit
 Step 8: Fig.8 shows the first wood screw going into the wood panel ling.
Fig.8 Placing the pilot screw
Step 9: Fig.9 shows the wood level checking the outside and notice that the A/C unit is still leveled.
Fig.9 A/C Leveled
Step 10: Fig.10 shows after the A/C unit is secured, caulking needs to be done to all the side of the unit. Use a caulking gun with a tube of caulking to seal all leaks.
Fig.10 Caulking exterior 
bottom of A/C
 Step 11: Fig.11 shows the caulking was also done on the exterior of the A/C unit.
Fig.11 Caulking exterior 
sides of A/C
Step 12: Fig.12 shows the exterior all sealed and ready to use.
Fig.12 Exterior side
ready for the elements
Step 13: Fig.13 show the interior also sealed and ready to use. This job is finished.
Fig.13 shows the A/C 
unit ready to use

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