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#3442799 - 08/01/14 12:19 PM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: Tdbo]
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Registered: 01/03/12
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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Tdbo



If you time it right, they literally give them away. I bought an 8K portable at Target for $42.00 at the end of the season about 3 years ago. Even though we have central A/C, I keep it as a backup for the bedroom should the central go out. Keeps Mrs. Tdbo from acting gnarly and saves me the headache from such acting.

Sam's had them at a huge discount a couple years ago. Last year not so much. I was just at Sam's and they had a nice inventory so hopefully they'll let em go for cheap. I'm thinking about getting one for the sunroom.
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#3442855 - 08/01/14 01:11 PM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: SteveSRT8]
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Registered: 05/18/12
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
I thought they stopped making those things years ago. Please take some pics of it and post them here!


Just bought one for my Daughter's efficiency apartment. Under 200 bucks and very efficient.

They are at Lowes and most other stores, hardly rare or anything...


Got a link? I only see regular window AC units, not the type where the compressor part is outside and the blower is inside...

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#3442875 - 08/01/14 01:26 PM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: zzyzzx]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Loc: Sunny Florida
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
I thought they stopped making those things years ago. Please take some pics of it and post them here!


Just bought one for my Daughter's efficiency apartment. Under 200 bucks and very efficient.

They are at Lowes and most other stores, hardly rare or anything...


Got a link? I only see regular window AC units, not the type where the compressor part is outside and the blower is inside...



I was speaking of a "window shaker" style all in one unit. I believe the OP was, too...
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#3442923 - 08/01/14 02:06 PM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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We have one that does the whole house, we just put it in the window in upstairs hallway. It won't get the house down to 67F, but it will maintain a nice 77F while cutting the humidity. Many central units are so over sized that they don't run long enough to dehumidify properly.
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#3444328 - 08/02/14 11:32 PM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
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Finally got the brand,model. It's made by Gibson appliance corporation.,model AM08B6EJBA. Cooling B.T.U./HR. AHAM? 7,800.Refrigerant:22. Cooling E.E.R. 8.7. Made in 6/79
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#3444504 - 08/03/14 08:27 AM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
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If you use it a lot I'd consider replacing it with a new unit. 35 year old A/C is going to suck electricity.
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#3444538 - 08/03/14 09:06 AM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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8.7EER isn't bad at all, especially for one that old! My 8000BTU Energy-Star is only rated 9.2EER.

And honestly, I suspect that one will (greatly) outlast mine!
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#3444566 - 08/03/14 09:32 AM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 1957
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: daves66nova
Finally got the brand,model. It's made by Gibson appliance corporation.,model AM08B6EJBA. Cooling B.T.U./HR. AHAM? 7,800.Refrigerant:22. Cooling E.E.R. 8.7. Made in 6/79


Agreed. That level of efficiency isn't bad.
Keep that unit. As has been said, it probably is better quality and will last longer than anything you will buy new.
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#3444575 - 08/03/14 09:49 AM Re: Old hang on window a/c maintenance...... [Re: daves66nova]
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Registered: 08/14/03
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Even if it didn't have efficiency ratings on it, I'd still keep it and run it if works well. It's a window shaker. They all draw some juice and I love the fact the 35yr/old one is not all that inefficient after all.

We go through a lot of window shakers for some of the offices and small control rooms at work. Newer ones are junk for the most part.


Edited by JTK (08/03/14 09:53 AM)
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