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No weep holes in my windows. How to weather seal.

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11-27-16, 11:35 AM   #1  
No weep holes in my windows. How to weather seal.

We recently moved into a 1942 home with the original Windows. The first time it rained, our windows filled with water and we realized that the previous owners had caulked the bottom of the Windows. Thinking they caulked over the weep holes, we removed the caulk only to find there were no weep holes. Just a gap so we can see the outside. This is not good for the winter. How do I weather seal windows that don't have weep holes. Or how do I make weep holes if I caulk the bottom. Thanks in advance for any advice. Name:  image.jpg
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11-27-16, 12:05 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! Your picture is limited in scope. Is this the inside, outside?? Can you back up a little and give us a picture of the inside and outside of the entire bottom rail area?

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11-27-16, 12:41 PM   #3  
Those storm windows usually have 2 kerfs (vertical slots) in the sill expander that act as weep holes. You would need to remove the storm window, remove the sill expander, cut a slot, then reinstall. The bottom should not be caulked. Storm windows are not meant to be 100% air tight. When they are, they fog up and ice up.

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11-27-16, 01:17 PM   #4  
I'm with Chandler on this one.
Not even sure what where looking at.
Nothing in that picture is showing an "original window".

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