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Old 10-22-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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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?

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

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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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

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