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Old 06-03-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Do I Need a Drip Cap in This Situation?


I'm putting in flanged windows in a wall sheathed with Huber's Zip System (OSB with integrated WRB). Should I use just butyl tape over the top flange, or should I sandwich a drip cap between two pieces of butyl tape?

On a different note, I think I'm going to tear out the bottom sill. Should I replace it with a ripped down 2x4 ripped at a -10 bevel? I'm using FlexWrap as a sill pan.

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i would do the metal drip cap,you can just add a ripped down pcs of wood siding for your angle pitching to the outside

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Thanks, Tom. I ended up ripping a 1x4 I had lying around. I'll go with a metal drip cap. Should I go over the trim with the cap? I didn't have them on any of the windows already installed in the house, so I can't use them as a reference. Do you typically paint them to match casing or the jamb?
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over the trim,but there are situations where i will install one directly over the unit and then one over the trim, and they usually are color matched to the trim
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