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Josh the Jenius 02-11-2008 01:29 PM

Windowsill Woes
 
Howdy.

I recently replaced some windows. Now I need windowsills, and I'm not sure how to proceed.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2985/dsc00212hw9.jpg

The exterior walls are made of cement block. There is currently a gap (shown above) that I need to somehow fill. Ultimately, I would like to tile the windowsill, but I figure I should drywall first.

How do I make sure I get a nice and even windowsill? Should I use shims? Should I use cement? Should I just toss some drywall on there, and mud and sand for a few hours?

Any tips, ideas or links to tutorials will be greatly appreciated.

skymaster 02-11-2008 02:45 PM

Scribe,cut and fit only way to do it. Is that sheetrock on there now? If so get it out of there. Use 5/4 for sill, caulk the seam under the window first then make your sill, PL500 to hold it if it is block construction and no way to nail it down.
Just re-read your post, since u want to tile then tile it! NO sheetrock underneath, scrape and clean the surface well, caulk, then thinset and tile done

Josh the Jenius 02-11-2008 03:00 PM

skymaster:

Sorry to be stupid but I am confused.

Under the window is cement block.

Should I tile directly onto the cement block? I don't think tile is thick enough to cover the gap.

AtlanticWBConst. 02-11-2008 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josh the Jenius (Post 96953)
Under the window is cement block.
Should I tile directly onto the cement block? I don't think tile is thick enough to cover the gap.

Yes, right on the cement block - assuming that it is level and smooth.

If if is not thick enough to cover the gaps, then install a layer of 1/4" duroc or hardie board over the block using thinset or Strong contruction adhesive.

mikey48 02-11-2008 06:07 PM

Nice looking windows.


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