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01-06-12, 09:05 PM   #1  
Drip pan

What is the purpose of a drip pan under a window? I assume it's to catch drips, but coming from where?

Since the pan doesn't drain anywhere it must just hold water until it evaporates?

 
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01-07-12, 06:13 AM   #2  
You got a picture of this thing?

 
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01-07-12, 06:19 AM   #3  
I don't think suobs means a drip pan actually....I think he means a sill pan.

It's designed to prevent any water leaking around a door or window from penetrating to the interior or into the wall framing and causing rot or other damage. You can accomplish almost the same thing by proper use of flashing and flashing tape (or whatever it's called).


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01-07-12, 06:23 AM   #4  
Yes, sorry about that, sill pan. Some manufacturers require you ot make a little tray out of metal flashing that you place direcly under the window.

 
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01-07-12, 06:34 AM   #5  
Right, I know Jeld-Wen does that. I think most folks just buy pre-made adjustable pans, available from many sources.


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