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Old 08-07-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Why do you remove the brackets?



because the screen doesn't close all the way, and the window itself also doesn't close all the way, it leaves like a quarter of an inch gap.


I know, I wish I didn't have to do that.


If it was just the screen that was open like that, it wouldn't be that big a deal, but since the window itself won't close all the way, I have to, otherwise there will be drafts, and even though I'm on the top floor and don't have to lock the windows, other than the fire escape window of course, the LL said if you lock the windows in the winter it holds the upper and lower sashes together preventing air leakage...





I also was thinking if I could secure the bracket a little more forward to at least make the window close that would be better, I have to remember that this fall when I remove them, and see if i can figure something out.





Since the holes are already there it isn;t that big a deal to re-install, but of course it would be better and easier if i didn't have to remove and install the bracket ever year.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I am trying to picture how the bracket holds the window open. I cannot.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I am trying to picture how the bracket holds the window open. I cannot.



it doesnt hold the window open, the bracket is screwed into the window ledge itself and therefore the window doesnt close tightly.


oh, when i get home tonight, i can take a picture, and the go on the fire scape and take an outside picture.




i have also figured a way that when the a/c is in the windo, i can still open the window without it falling out, so i dont have a dead window.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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it doesnt hold the window open, the bracket is screwed into the window ledge itself and therefore the window doesnt close tightly.


oh, when i get home tonight, i can take a picture, and the go on the fire scape and take an outside picture.




i have also figured a way that when the a/c is in the windo, i can still open the window without it falling out, so i dont have a dead window.
Those are the old AC brackets.
The new brackets brace against the inner window frame and outside. No drilling required as drilling causes damage to the window ledge for the LL to repair when the tenant moves out.

https://www.amazon.com/Jeacent-Condi...-garden&sr=1-4
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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In my previous apartment I would take the window AC units in and out before and after winter. Once you do it a couple times, it just becomes easy, and I didn't have to deal with cold air coming in.

If it's too heavy for you to do, pay your buildings super or handyman, shouldn't cost more than $40-60 per job.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Those are the old AC brackets.
The new brackets brace against the inner window frame and outside. No drilling required as drilling causes damage to the window ledge for the LL to repair when the tenant moves out.

https://www.amazon.com/Jeacent-Condi...-garden&sr=1-4



I saw a building that had what you just showed. I think they look terrible, like some contraption out the window.
I guess the ones I have are considered old then, it was raining out tonight, Ill take a picture when it is light and dry....


but your right, I did have to make holes in the window ledge, as we have the newer (well, not new anmore) windows......
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Still waiting for that picture, nightcrawler.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Still waiting for that picture, nightcrawler.



OMG, stop rushing me......


here is the "old" brackets, I guess.


also, I used a piece of wood, painted it bronze and slid it in between the tracks of the eindow and it fits perfecteley in the top of the a/c grooves, I dont know how else to explain it, meaning it absolutely wont fall out of the window.


when its time to remove the a/c, i slide the piece of wood up, and pull it out....


as you can also see, all the other tenants have them as well, but I noticed the a/c in the back alley where my kitchen window is, none of them have them.


first 2 pics are the living room a/c, the second is the bedroom, then 2 windows later is the other tenants
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Pretty clever with the wood. My only concern would be that it tilts the air conditioner, perhaps leaning it INTO the room. They are supposed to lean down and out for proper water flow, down to the street instead of into your living room.


My best guesstimate (I won't stake my Engineering degree on this):
I am thinking that the wooden piece, in tilting the outside of the AC up more than it would otherwise be, forces the bracket installation to be a bit too high. This might be just enough to cause the blocking of the window's closing by that quarter inch. The cure would be to mount the AC WITHOUT the wood and refit the bracket. BE CAREFUL if you try this.


I don't see any cure that doesn't involve remounting that bracket this Fall.


I hope that is clearer than mud. If I knew how to attach a drawing I would. I suppose Windows PAINT (program) might do the trick, but that sounds tedious.

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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the a/c are tilted slightly to the outside, as it does drip on the ones below them. the window when closed sits right on top of the wood perfectly.


the way I have it done is perfect.
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