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    I've heard all the bad ideas. I've got a piece of painted plywood in the window to my right even as I type this. But I'd never do that for a customer because of the lack of security, poor insulation, etc. Has anyone ever seen a good way of filling that gap?

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    Hmm

    Duct board spray painted

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    A glass pane with frame.

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    You're right, ST, worked for me once. Relatives house and I went to the ReUse store and got an older window in good condition, trimmed it a little and painted the double window exterior. New window sat above the window shaker and the window next to it was a combination but the paint made it look almost custome made. Stays in all winter by covering the a/c outside.

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    Well, the one I put in my bedroom I just close the window on, it has the "wings" that expand on each side and somewhat cover the window opening. The remaining gaps I take an old towel and wad up in them.

    Not bad for an HVAC guy eh?!
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    i think some butcher uses Vulkem to seal............
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Originally posted by amickracing
    Well, the one I put in my bedroom I just close the window on, it has the "wings" that expand on each side and somewhat cover the window opening. The remaining gaps I take an old towel and wad up in them.

    Not bad for an HVAC guy eh?!

    Don't think you got the picture.

    filling the gap above a window AC on windows that slide left/right?

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    Are you installing a "casement window a/c"?

    Installation Instructions

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    I would use 2 aluminum strips. Do the inside first, fill with insulation(great stuff) and then outside strip. Attach with small alum. self tappers.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Originally posted by MikeJ
    Don't think you got the picture.

    filling the gap above a window AC on windows that slide left/right?
    You'll have to forgive me, I wasn't really giving a good reply as in how to fill in the gaps.... just how I hacked something together for mine. Sorry for the confusion
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    No problemo, and by this time there is probably a huge picture of C. J. Jones installed above the a/c.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

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    Originally posted by Irascible
    I've heard all the bad ideas. I've got a piece of painted plywood in the window to my right even as I type this. But I'd never do that for a customer because of the lack of security, poor insulation, etc. Has anyone ever seen a good way of filling that gap?
    Why is there a gap? Can you bring the sliding
    window down to the top of the A/C?

    This was my business, so I can tell you how
    they did it on Miami Beach. There is no reason
    why plywood cannot be can't be made secure.
    A window with a window unit in it is really
    never going to be truly secure. Make sure
    the unit has a good downward pitch toward
    outside.

    Ductbaord will give you less security, but you
    could add ductboard to plywood for insulation
    purposes. Note: plywood has more insulation
    value than glass.

    Cheers,
    Michael

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