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Old 08-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #16
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Yes, its plastic - PVC is one material. (not necessarily at the link I gave you). No painting. you will have to remove all the trim (sill, sides, top). It shouldn't mess up the tile. You then caulk where the new trim meets the tile and where it meets the window. It would be the same skills as finishing window trim in wood. Same tools too.
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Once all is removed - sill (aka stool) goes in first, then sides then top. You do not have an apron which goes last.

check these links for DIY instructions
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...218130,00.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/vide...046338,00.html
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/installwindowtrim

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:52 PM   #17
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Is this stuff typically avaialable at a HOme Depot or Lowes?

Also does this stuff actually replace the wood or go over it?

If it replaces the wood, does it come in the same guage as the wood?

Thanks for this teriffic solution.

BTW, this looks like a job for a carpenter. (?)

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replacing the sill will do no good tom, it will still be tipped the wrong way.... water will still pool and you'll have to deal with it still. however, it looks like a vinyl window in a wooden frame? in a SHOWER? who wrote THAT one? lol anyways....i still think a scrap of vinyl siding would do the trick, raised to the right tilt with thinset and cut out to fit in the zigzag shape. tiles would be difficult to do with the sill jutting out. if you go with the sill replacement, remember you'll have to cut the jambs to set the tilt of the sill. also, that looks like silicone caulking, this will have to be removed as best as possible for any adhesion. a friend of mine has one in his shower we'd like to wall over and put in a shower stall instead of the tub, giving them a bit more room in that tiny bath.
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Tom - I do not know if you can get the PVC at home depot or lowes. May be worth a look. Yes, it comes in standard sizes. Yes, a carpenter will have the skills. There is also a glue you can use where two pieces meet to seal it w/o caulk. It does NOT wrap the wood, it replaces it. When installing any carpenter will be able to do it in such a way that is is pitched into the shower and not toward the window. I would NOT wrap the wood with anything, thats asking for trouble IMO.
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Hey - Another idea - Rip out he window and put in glass block, no trim at all. Venting styles are available. (More involved and much more costly)
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i LOVE brik's idea of glass block, however, there too might be problems.... if your community requires a window, they may not allow glass block, also, they only have so many sizes to work with, so you'd have to measure the area and include grout thicknesses to see if and how many blocks will fit. if this is a rental, my original idea is still the cheapest and most effective. (vinyl siding scrap) heh, tileset and a pair of scissors to cut it. silicone caulk to glue it down and seal edges. it'd look ok and push the water away. D4 would even give you a 'lip' at the edge to go over the sill. this is by no means permanent because of the wood involved, but it'd get you by until a better solution comes along.

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Thanks everyone for the ideas. I like the idea of the PVC. I don't want to keep revisiting the same issue and since the bath is a major selling point for the unit, I need it to look as good as possible. (OF course, I assume I could just repaint it when the tenant complains or moves out. But this unit is at a good price point so I need it to look good to get my rent.

SO I assume I need acrylic/PVC replacements for the wood in the same sizes to replace the wood in there now and also a competent carpenter.

Anybody know a competent carpenter in my neighboorhood???

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Try piece of Aztec . remove the old sill by driving the nails down through the sill with a punch. Wiggle the sill free after you removed all the caulk. trace the old sill to the new and cut it and router the edge to what ever profile you chose Full round half round what ever. take a couple of paint sticks and lay them on the rough sill so to pitch it back to the tub. This material will not rot and can be painted. Or just put up another shower pole and curtain, slide it closed when your showering and open it when your done. when it gets moldy just replace it for $8.00.
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YOu know, I tried that on another unit and the curtain billows out when the shower runs and also the moisture gets in there anyway. Good idea. Tried it.

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YOu know, I tried that on another unit and the curtain billows out when the shower runs and also the moisture gets in there anyway. Good idea. Tried it.

Aim the shower head at the curtain, if the moisture gets behind there you have a hell of a moisture problem. try leaving the upper sash open about an inch and a half. until the moisture disappears. My kids like taking steam showers, GEEEEE. My bath is all bead board walls and ceiling except shower area, the good thing I used Sherman Williams exterior porch paint. No mold anywhere, and the walls are wet from the steam from the shower.
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YOu used exterior porch paint on the bathroom walls? I guess I need to make a pilgrimage to my local paint store and see what they can whip up for me...

BTW, I just spoke to a window/door guy who just put in a sliding glass door for me and when I told him what I wanted to do he said he wouldn't touch it... (No guts/no glory). Not exactly encouraging.

I guess I will do a little research for a carpenter and see if this will cost less than just ripping the wall out or maybe forgetting about it and just keep repainting the thing. If at a minimum I could tilt the stool, that might help but moisutre is moisture.

That mold in the photos is from 4 months of showers and there is an exhaust fan in the shower..

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