I'm remounting a basement window whose glass was broken recently. The window
hinges at the top and swings inward toward the cellar, and the top & two
sides of the window butt up against the wood frame when closed. However, the
bottom butts up against nothing. Under that bottom edge is cement or cinder
block. The previous owner created what looks like toe molding using some
sort of stuff that's crumbling now. I could buy toe molding and paint the
bejezus out of it so it stands up to rain & snow, but I'd rather not drill
into the cement to attach it. So, I'm thinking of covering that bottom edge
of the window with waxed paper temporarily (so goop won't stick while
curing) and creating "molding" using some sort of goop....but what kind?
Let's assume that I can scrub the cement surface in any way necessary so
whatever compound I use will adhere nicely.
What's the goop?
<< I'm thinking of covering that bottom edge of the window with waxed paper
temporarily (so goop won't stick while
curing) and creating "molding" using some sort of goop.. >>
Why not clean off the sill area down to the cinder block, wrap the window in
polyethelene film, close the window and use regular mason mix mortar to build
up a sill? Should be cheap. easy to form and durable. HTH
Hmm. That's an interesting variation. It's funny....last time I was at the
hardware store, I remembered that I didn't have any of those wood-handled
brass brushes - the kind that look like a toothbrush on steroids and come in
handy when you least expect it. I bought 6 of them. Here go one or two of
them. They should do a nice job of cleaning the cinder block and maybe even
etching it a bit for better adhesion. And, the windows are already wrapped
in plastic to keep dew & rain off while the putty cures.
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