How can I install a window air conditioner into my metal framed window?
May 13, 2006 4:41 PM Subscribe
How can I install a window air conditioner into my metal framed window with no place to screw in the rails?
As much as I like to pretend I'm a handy guy, I'm just not. So I'm turning to the hive for help on what I'm sure is a simple (although tricky to Google) question.
I have a new air conditioner that I want to put in my bedroom window. But the window frame is metal, and has no holes to secure the AC in place. Compounding the matter, the AC is maybe an inch narrower than the window.
My first though was to cut a wooden frame out of plywood and use that to a) snugly block off the window, and b) screw the AC rails into.
Is this the right approach? Is there a better approach or a handy off-the-shelf product I should know about? Or should I pay someone who knows what they're doing to do this instead?