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Old 06-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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window sill repair from inside the house

Some of my window sills and exterior trim have rotted likely due to a previous owner plugging up the weep holes in the triple track exterior storms. After some research, the window sill repair seems doable for me. I've only really seen info on replacing the sill from the outside of the house, but the windows in question are on the 3rd story. I have a two story colonial with a garage under, and walk-out basement in the back, property is on a slope, so the back and backsides of the house are virtually 3 stories. Can I do this type of work from inside the house? Any advice? Would I even be able to remove the triple tracks from the inside? I'm trying to avoid dying on a 40 foot extension ladder... thoughts?


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If you want a good answer, post some pictures.

Can it be done?

I’ll give you a definite maybe.


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I'll have to snap a few photos tomorrow. Anyone have any thoughts in the meantime? These are double hung wood windows probably original. The house was built in the late 1960's. They have the rattling aluminum jamb liners (no pulley and weight).
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I've done a bunch of these--all in the same neighbor hood--same brand of window ,too.

The bottom bit of the storm window needs to be removed.

on these windows the nice rounded outside piece was still sound--

I used a router with a straight cutting bit to split the rotted window bottom--then wiggled the two halves out--leaving only a bunch of staples--I removed them with a Dremmel and a cut off wheel.

All of this was done from inside.--However---the storms had a handy removable bottom.

Get those pictures posted---Mike---

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