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GE RAB-71 Installation Instructions

Standard or extended room air conditioner case
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Installation instructions
for your new
Before you begin—Read these instructions completely and carefully.
IMPORTANT—OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES.
Note to Installer—Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer—Keep these instructions with your Use and Care Book for future reference.
Note:
• Handle the case carefully.
• The cardboard stiffener inside the case, and the rear
protective panel must remain in place until the chassis
is installed to assure case rigidity and squareness.
• If a sub-base is to be used, it may be desirable to
assemble it to the case before securing the case in
the wall.
Critical Dimensions
Outside wall
"C"
Finished floor or top of carpet
Note:
Care should be taken in location of electrical supply
entry in relationship to wall sleeve to assure access
to power once the unit is installed.
Ceiling
"A"
"B"
Roomside
"D"
RAB-71 Standard
or Extended Room
Air Conditioner Case
Case location
As a general rule the air conditioner should be
located in an outside wall to assure proper
distribution of conditioned air. It should be located
in a portion of the wall where there is no electrical
wiring or plumbing, and where there are no
obstructions immediately inside or outside.
Recommended
Dimensions
Installation Clearance
A
Top of case to finished
ceiling – 3" min.
B
Projection of case into
room – 0" min. (no sub-base)
C
Projection of case to
outside – 1/4" min.
D
Height above finished floor or top
of carpet – 0" min. without sub-base
E
Left/Right side of case to
adjacent wall – 2" min.
INSTALL CASE LEVEL IN ALL DIRECTIONS
"E"
1
" min. when
2
3
8
sub-base is used.
If more than 6" of the case
projects into the room, a
sub-base or other support
is recommended.
3" min. with sub-base
Top of case
Outside wall
"E"
Pub. No. 30-7795-2
04-00 JR

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  • Page 1 RAB-71 Standard Installation instructions for your new or Extended Room Air Conditioner Case Before you begin—Read these instructions completely and carefully. IMPORTANT—OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES. Note to Installer—Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer. Note to Consumer—Keep these instructions with your Use and Care Book for future reference.
  • Page 2 STEP 1 STEP 2 Preparation of the wall Preparation of the case The wall case should be installed during construction Do not remove the cardboard stiffener inside the and lintels should be used to support the block above case until the chassis is installed. the wall case.
  • Page 3 See the Owner’s Manual for how to connect the electrical supply. 3. For further details, refer to the “GE Architects and Engineers Design Data Manual” for Zonelines. To obtain a copy of that manual, call the GE Answer...
  • Page 4 Plugging a 265V unit directly into a building SCREW mounted exposed receptacle is not permitted by Type “A” code. METAL See the Owner’s Manual for how to connect electrical supply. Specifications subject to change without notice A Quality Product of GE Appliances...