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The Beam 10-22-2011 12:32 PM

Window Sill
 
I want to replace an old window sill. The Plate is at an angle slanting down to the outside of the window. I used a level to find the highth of the angle at the window which is 1/4 inch. The plate mesaures 1 7/8 inches. What angle will the shim need to be to make my new sill level?

Ron6519 10-22-2011 01:52 PM

You don't want the sill level, you want it to slope to the exterior to shed water.

oh'mike 10-22-2011 02:39 PM

Typically those are solid wood cut unto a wedge ---thickest on the inside thinnest on the outside.

I've seen those sill pieces premade of wood and white PVC--

Most times that is duplicated on site using a table saw and a sander or router.

Ron6519 10-22-2011 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 754169)
Typically those are solid wood cut unto a wedge ---thickest on the inside thinnest on the outside.

I've seen those sill pieces premade of wood and white PVC--

Most times that is duplicated on site using a table saw and a sander or router.

Most of the sills I've seen are the same thickness, front to back. They have the shape of a rhombis. Basically a rectangle angled front and back to match the sill angle. Most times the bevel is between 10 and 15 degrees.

oh'mike 10-22-2011 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 754213)
Most of the sills I've seen are the same thickness, front to back. They have the shape of a rhombis. Basically a rectangle angled front and back to match the sill angle. Most times the bevel is between 10 and 15 degrees.


Good use of a big word there!!!

Ron6519 10-22-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 754223)
Good use of a big word there!!!

My son would call that an S.A.T. word.

oh'mike 10-22-2011 04:00 PM

I never could remember names----But I draw rather well---My math teachers all hated me---

woodworkbykirk 10-22-2011 08:12 PM

i install this type of sil all the time on siding jobs that have wood or harti plank siding.. all it requires is taking a peice of 2x3 and ripping it on a 10 degree bevel.. 15 degrees can be a bit much however. some wood siding manufacturers also make the trim that goes with their siding. the type i use actually makes sils that only require being cut to length and installed

http://www.capecodsiding.com/

Ron6519 10-22-2011 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by wooworkbykirk (Post 754384)
i install this type of sil all the time on siding jobs that have wood or harti plank siding.. all it requires is taking a peice of 2x3 and ripping it on a 10 degree bevel.. 15 degrees can be a bit much however. some wood siding manufacturers also make the trim that goes with their siding. the type i use actually makes sils that only require being cut to length and installed

http://www.capecodsiding.com/

What's the link for? To?

woodworkbykirk 10-23-2011 08:56 AM

the wood siding supplier i use

Ron6519 10-23-2011 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by wooworkbykirk (Post 754630)
the wood siding supplier i use

He has a bad sill, he's not siding the house.

woodworkbykirk 10-23-2011 03:55 PM

like i said in my original post, they also make the trim that goes with the siding.. posted the site so he could see what i was talking about.. has nothign to do with the siding... just incase he doesnt have a table saw to make a custom sil to match the rest of the house


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