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Old 06-05-2013, 09:11 PM   #16
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Fill up the pocket as people have recommended .
Thanks for the info but where/what is the "pocket"?

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The pocket is the inaccessible channel in the window sill that water is drained through. If you have a crack/leak in there, there is really nothing that you can do but replace the window.
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The pocket is the inaccessible channel in the window sill that water is drained through. If you have a crack/leak in there, there is really nothing that you can do but replace the window.
Oh ok, yea I figured that did exist but didn't know what it cost. And I agree if the leak is inaccessible its done.

Will do a hose test later when my caulk dries.
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Just a final recap. Filling up the side of the window and the left weep hole did not do it.
When water hits the sill with the window closed , water drips down inside the vinyl siding where we tore the dry wall away from the frame.

I paid a guy $325 to come out and fix the flashing which he said he said "in his experience was usually the problem" but it did not fix it.
I am in the process of filing complaints on BBB against him as he will not come back to do anything else.

I cannot get any window companies to come out.
Companies like Champion want to do a whole house I assume the other locals are the same way.

At this point the only solution is to build a new house it seems.
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Here is a pic of what the guy did but I'm not sure he even went lower below the left corner where it was leaking. I wasn't home when he did the repair.
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with the guy removing that much siding for a fix, a new window should have been put back in the hole! what a waste of time for a leaky window the siding is the hardest part about replacing a window, the window install takes way less time...

you can start looking for a deal on a new construction window with nail flanges and no leak issues and at least buy one and then find someone to install it for you. you can buy a zip tool,a utility bar and a hammer for a few bucks at lowes and pull the siding off your self

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It blows me away that in some areas installing siding (especially vinyl) with no WRB is considered acceptable.
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with the guy removing that much siding for a fix, a new window should have been put back in the hole! what a waste of time for a leaky window the siding is the hardest part about replacing a window, the window install takes way less time...

you can start looking for a deal on a new construction window with nail flanges and no leak issues and at least buy one and then find someone to install it for you. you can buy a zip tool,a utility bar and a hammer for a few bucks at lowes and pull the siding off your self
Sorry I'm not that good, last time I tried to fix a piece of siding I broke it. It still isn't on there right. A window replacement is above my pay grade.
Its just amazing how I am unable to unload $500 to get a window fixed. I guess people just don't want money..or something.
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Sorry I'm not that good, last time I tried to fix a piece of siding I broke it. It still isn't on there right. A window replacement is above my pay grade.
Its just amazing how I am unable to unload $500 to get a window fixed. I guess people just don't want money..or something.
if the window is broken permanently inside the frame as others have mentioned then repairing is not an option, a new window is in order if you want the leak to stop.you cannot surgically get to the inside of the window and replace manufactured molded put together vinyl parts that have broken/split/busted that need repair.

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