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The hole I am talking about is 25cm x 25cm Unfortunately I found out that this is a glass window(painted) so I cant just cut it. My idea for quick fix is to try and cut the fan metals with grinder. Then I could stick some wood there. The problem is that from outside in second photo It doesnt seem easy to reach. because the roof is 5mm glass and shattered. I honestly don't know how they put AC unit there. Any ideas how to fill this hole ?

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If you have easy-ish access to the outside, I'd clean as much of the detritus away, patch the hole with plexiglass (perspex) and copious amounts of silicone caulk. Then install a triangular chunk of exterior plywood (painted both sides and all edges). Flash and caulk as much as possible. Attach as possible through the window frame.

On the interior, more plexiglass and caulk to seal the interior side. Then a skin of painted (both sides, all edges) exterior plywood (preferably with a smooth face) all the way across the window. Attach as possible to the window frame. Attach a bit of molding at the bottom if there's a gap you dislike. Caulk the heck out of it in an attempt to keep moisture from passing through.

For what it's worth, vent fans like this have a reason for existing. Everything above could be tweaked to allow for the install of a new unit. (Just remember where the hole was.)

  • So do you suggest to keep the old fan there? – GorillaApe Dec 23 '16 at 7:38
  • Sorry to reply so late... I'd either remove the old fan and cover everything up, or put a new fan in. (I understand how drafty those fans can be, so I'd get it if you wanted the window sealed up.) – Aloysius Defenestrate Dec 30 '16 at 3:42

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