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SoFlorida
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:55 pm

I'm moving into an older mobile home, most of the windows are crank slats, but I have one double window in the living room area that will fit an AC luckily.

The problem is that the screen seems fixed and cannot be taken off or moved up. Is it possible that it was made like that or am I missing the way to move it? I may have to cut through the mesh to get my AC in otherwise.


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Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:42 pm

Can you post a picture of it from the outside and inside? I personally haven't come across a screen that can't come out. Some slide up slightly and will push out or pull in. Some have little metal clips on the inside of it on the sides. But there should be a way to get it out.

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Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:46 am

I will try to get a picture of it later. I am not there now, I am still working on fixing up the place, I have not moved in yet.

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Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:50 am

Search around and see if you can find any "secret" clips or ways to move the screen to get it out.

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Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:02 pm

Many screens have side clips or some had spring loaded pins. A few had spring loaded tops, so you would push them up and push out at the bottom to remove them.

As ponch said if you can snap a few pictures that would help us.

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Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:34 pm

I have seen windows on older homes that have the grooves for the screen spline built into the aluminum frame of the window. The screen are installed onto the window itself an not into a screen frame. If this is the case, you may be able to jerryrig a single screen frame piece over the top of the AC when it is installed, to make a place for the bottom of the screen to attach to.
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Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:00 pm

This is from the outside

The pics are big, sorry, pan down to see the corners.
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This is the inside
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Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:36 am

They almost look like the style that pushes up and then out at the bottom.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:29 am

I would agree with Greg, Slide up and out. They can be tight sometimes to get loose.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Yep, slide up then tilt out at the bottom. If it is tight, gently pry up on the plastic corner pieces with a screwdriver. If you happen to break one, repair pieces are readily available.That raised center piece you see on the sill is what holds it in. They are spring loaded at top.
I completely reconstructed all of mine about 3 years ago.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:05 pm

thanks for the answers, I'm home now in the apartment so I can't do it now, but do you guys mean from the outside or from the inside?

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:04 pm

It would probably be easier from the outside, but can be done either way.

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Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:22 am

Thanks guys, I had a handyman come in and install my ACs and he showed me that the clips were one top, or installed upside down.

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