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Old 07-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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After taking the metal trim off around the basement window, I got a nice surprise as the bottom board has some rot going on and I would like to get a replacement made, but not sure exactly how it is put in there for removal, so I can have a pattern for a new one made.
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You are not going to get that sill out in one piece. it's probably nailed through the bottom into the jamb and sash. I would gradually take it out little by little with a hammer and chisel. Once all the damaged piece is removed you could make a cardboard template of the section you want and take it to a carpenter for milling. It's hard to see from this picture what the section would look like but it is probably shaped like a trapezoid. This is something that would usually be made on site as there is a lot of fudging and finagling to get it to fit. Sealing it with caulk and a waterproof membrane is going to prevent it from happening again.
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If that was mine I would replace the whole thing, window and all.
A new constrution vinyl window with vinyl brick moulding would never need to be repaired or painted again.
That window should have had a window well in front of it to prevent all the damage your seeing.

By the time you take the time to dig that piece out, wait to have one made, have to pay someone to make it, reinstall it, you could have replaced it in a lot less time and not have to now prime a wooden one paint it, and have to do it all over agin every few years.

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If that was mine I would replace the whole thing, window and all.
A new constrution vinyl window with vinyl brick moulding would never need to be repaired or painted again.
That window should have had a window well in front of it to prevent all the damage your seeing.

By the time you take the time to dig that piece out, wait to have one made, have to pay someone to make it, reinstall it, you could have replaced it in a lot less time and not have to now prime a wooden one paint it, and have to do it all over agin every few years.
Yeh........I think I would do the same if it were mine
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I'm going to get an estimate from an outfit that did a couple of other windows for me. There are 3 other basement windows, but two of them have window wells and the other one doesn't, but it is in an area that drains better, but I might just have it replaced as well.
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