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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Okay, the windows come with the opening for the air conditioner. But then, the size of the opening varies with the sizes of the air-conditioner, so it is not easy to standardize such an opening.
It's simple. The lower sash slides up nearly half the height of the window. It can accommodate any air conditioner that's shorter than the opening. You close the window until it meets the air conditioner, then put in the side barriers. This opening isn't designed to fit an air conditioner; air conditioners are designed to fit windows of a certain size or larger.

These window air conditioners just slide into an opening. You don't have to modify the opening, and it doesn't have to be of a standard size. If has to be bigger than the air conditioner; that's all.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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The entire air conditioner is sticking out of the window. Only the grille and controls are inside.
Right. That's not a motor. It's the entire A/C unit.

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Ted, the type of air conditioner in the picture is designed for double-hung sash windows. This is the most common type of window, by far, in American houses. They may not be used in your area.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

Is this okay?

The back of the air conditioners jutted out of every window, whirring with a loud noise in the summer night.

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Is this okay?

The back of the air conditioners jutted out of every window, whirring with a loud noise in the summer night.
Try starting with the windows, not the air conditioners.
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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Try starting with the windows, not the air conditioners.
What do you mean?

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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

"Air conditioners protruded from all the windows …."
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Re: a verb for the A.C motors on the windows

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"Air conditioners protruded from all the windows …."
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Air conditioners protruded from all the windows of the neighborhood, whirring with a loud noise in the summer night. Hot streams of air radiated off their backs.

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