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Old 03-30-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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Repairing window sill

I'm soliciting different ways to do this: I occasionally run into window sill that have some rot to them but not back far enough to replace the whole sill/ledge. Some of these are the two piece units which are not a problem, just find and remove the factory nails, remove the "nose piece" and install a new nose piece, fitting it in. I have two now that are one solid piece, front to back, side to side. I usually cut back one and a half inches (1 1/2") with my small cordless saw from one side to the other as I can and finish the cuts with a short compass saw. Then I make the new "nose piece" and fit it. Before attaching with screws I apply a good dose of liquid nails. Screws work better than nails here to prevent vertical movement, I sink the screws and cover with an exterior putty before painting. Any better suggestions? Thanks, David


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Old 03-31-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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That's the way I usually do it. Replacing a complete sill can be a lot of unneeded work. Getting the joint sealed on a patch is critical.


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