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Old 03-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #16
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are the windows under an overhang?if so i don't think i'd be all that worried about it

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Short of ordering a new window, removing the brick, reinstalling the window and re-bricking, can anyone offer suggestions as to how to best solve the issue?
I use to have rowlocks for my window sills on the front brick veneer of my home. The mortar joints between the rowlocks leaked and without the proper flashing behind water ran under window and into house.


My solution was to eliminate the rowlocks for window sills and replace with limestone.
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Hi Tom,

Great idea! The caveat is that I would need to replace all the sills on the front of the house, and I'm pressured to finsh this project (my office) before my busy season starts. That does seem like a great project for the near future, though. It also makes me feel a bit better about the current issue, as planning to replace all of the sills means that the current sill is temporary. I could live with that. Thanks!

And yes, the window is under an eve, but facing west in a stormy climate, so the sill is exposed to often heavy rain and wind.

Also, the good news in all of this is that I "super flashed" my window (and under the tyvek to the brick ledge), so if water does get it, it's not likely to get in the house:

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thing is i don't think the small amount of caulk your going to be able to get into that narrow crack is going to do much for you,proper caulk width for quad would be 1/4-3/8'' over backer rod

you can do the metal flashing if it makes you feel better,lead would probably be best as it's easier to ''dress'' it down tight to the brick
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Thanks so much to those who contributed. Due to my schedule, I wound up taking the simplest route. I stuffed backer rod into the gaps and troweled mortar over them. Then I mortared in the brick I removed. It came out fine. I'll be on a job the next few days, but hope to wash the brick Fri. or Sat, after which I'll caulk. OSI Quad and Flex 9000 seem to be the caulk of choice. If there's no reason to pick one over the other, I'll just pick up some Quad from Lowes. I appreciate all the information and learned a lot from your responses. Thank you!

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