We have a winner here with the above statement. A fact I discovered after
my initial post.
Now let's take a look at a couple of more statements,
<quote>AC cords are pretty thick, and there may not be room in the case, but
you still may be able to stuff some of the cord back into the AC, especially
if you take off the cover and can see where to put it.
Then when you need it, you can just pull the cord out again.
The wire in question is rated at 66C. Tucked back into the unit, which is
possible, right beside the compressor would exceed the safety rating of the
cord and expose it to the external enjoinment in the winter. A good
suggestion but one I have excluded for safety reasons before I posted.
Cutting the cord and patching with tape, even if soldered and staggered was
never a serious consideration. Much too RV for this application. Have I
mentioned that the purchase of duct tape should be a licensed event?
Thanks for the HF tip on the security bits. If I don't have an old straight
blade I want to ruin in the basement I may trek over there and see if they
have this one.
Guys it is the shielded nature of the wire that was my concern. Any idiot
of average metal ability can shorten a cord and add a new plug to the end of
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
I don't follow.
The cord comes out of the AC near the compressor? I thought they all
come out at the front because the electric outlets are indoors.
The cord would be more exposed to the exterior in the winter? Do you
mean the little bit of cold air that could blow in through the closed
fresh air duct?
Does it now dangle indoors or outdoors?
After taking the plug end apart and finding circuit board with soldered
connections, I came to like conclusion.
It is amazing and simple. If I wrap the cord around the unit once and
secure it with neoprene straps the dangle is very minimal.
For those of you that think I am a complete idiot for wasting time on this I
need to point out that the window is over the kitchen sink
Therefore a droopy cord might pose a severe hazard. Maybe I should have
mentioned that in the first post.
Actually I did just the opposite.
I replaced a failed doublepane window unit that had an AC blocking the view
with a fixed AC unit OVER a new slider window which allows the for a view
and a partial breeze on the good days.
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