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Dennis Bourey

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Brick wall sill's
« on: September 23, 2019, 12:36:37 PM »
Hi Guy's a easy one. What do you use and how to install the upper and lower recessed sill's ? Wood wall's just cut and install the window ? but the brick scratch build is another thing. Thanks again Dennis.

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 12:52:37 PM »
Generally I just glue a piece of strip wood above and/or below the opening and paint it the stone/foundation grey/gray color.

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 01:06:17 PM »
Exactly.

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 01:08:44 PM »
Thanks Matt and Frank.......Dennis

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 01:26:28 PM »
I usually use strip styrene, but that's because I build my brick buildings from styrene sheet.  One thing I've done on occasion is cut away the styrene sheet on the top, exposing the (styrene) subwall, which I then paint a dark grey to represent iron/steel.  For the bottom sills, I often use a strip of brick cut lengthwise, so it's a row of 1/2 height bricks.  That's a common bottom sill treatment on brick structures.

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 01:35:05 PM »
Thank you Dave, Do you cut enough for the sill to sit under the window or do you just glue it to the outside of the opening?

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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 02:21:51 PM »
Thank you Dave, Do you cut enough for the sill to sit under the window or do you just glue it to the outside of the opening?
I just glue it to the outside.  No one has noticed the sills don't actually go to the window castings :-)


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Re: Brick wall sill's
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 02:34:24 PM »
Dave, That's perfect.Thanks