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Old 07-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Well I'm continuing some painting from last season and I have an issue I've yet to address that I could use some advice on. The old drip edge was far beyond salvageable and was removed. The PVC drip edges sold at Menard's simply aren't big enough to reach the bottom clapboard. The last picture is an angled shot of an intact drip edge on the other side of the house. First time poster thanks in advance.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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Sorry, I believe they are called "drip caps" not "drip edges"

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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May be able to add a strip of vinyl lattice on the bottom of the drip cap to make it wider.
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May be able to add a strip of vinyl lattice on the bottom of the drip cap to make it wider.
Thought about something similar, but there would be a small gap to deal with. I was also thinking of securing the "to small" PVC drip cap and then putting a pre-folded aluminum drip edge over it. The drip cap wouldn't reach the clapboard but the aluminum would...
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Update: attempting another route. I successfully removed the bottom clapboard. My plan is to reattach the clap board slightly lower. I will update with details asap. Still open to other suggestions as well. Thanks.

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Why dont you buy a piece of clear white pine and make up a new drip to match the original? Not too hard if you have a power plane, and a router.
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Why dont you buy a piece of clear white pine and make up a new drip to match the original? Not too hard if you have a power plane, and a router.
Unfortunately all I have to work with is an old table saw :/ maybe I'll ask around and see if I can find some help.
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I suppose it's doable on the old table saw, id need a new blade. I would definitely need another pair of hands to do one single piece
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Lower the clapboard is gonna work just fine, thanks all who offered advice.
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Unfortunately all I have to work with is an old table saw :/ maybe I'll ask around and see if I can find some help.
You can do it all on a table saw too.
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You can do it all on a table saw too.
Yeah your right. However my dad decided he wants the PVC cap. I'll post the finished result.

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