window sill replacement


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Old 02-20-12, 11:29 AM
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window sill replacement

Getting ready to replace the exterior window sill on my daughter's house. Plan to remove the brick molding and window. Any words to the wise before I get started? Feel this should be pretty straight forward but isn't that how we came up with all those Murphy's Laws too? I really hate surprises if they can be avoided.
 
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Old 02-20-12, 11:54 AM
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All depends on the type of window and whether the sill is a part of it or not. I've replaced a few and repaired a few.....all wood windows.

If these are vinyl replacements inside the old frame..will prob be easier.
 
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Old 02-20-12, 12:07 PM
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Its all wood and I am afraid it is actually part of the window. Figure it to be a 'sawsall and prybar' type of job! She is scheduled to get the insert replacement windows so i want the framing solid first.
 
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Old 02-20-12, 01:26 PM
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Some window sills will have a sill nose that comes off, and so you are basically only replacing the front edge. Other times, I'll make a nice finish cut, to cut the existing sill lengthwise (cutting off the rot, leaving the good) so that the seam will be underneath the replacement window.

Otherwise, if you need to replace the entire sill, here's an older thread that has some nice pictures for you.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ho...indow-out.html

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ho...ndow-sill.html
 
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thanks - the site was 'picture' perfect.
 
 

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