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dan orourke
07-14-2007, 04:58 PM

Jerry Peck
07-14-2007, 05:49 PM

No photo. :)

If I am imagining them correctly, they are for drainage. DO NOT seal them.

Jerry Peck
07-15-2007, 07:59 AM
Those ARE NOT as I imagined them.

Those (to the best I can tell) should be sealed - they are within the weather-resisting area of the window. Any water which gets in there will leak down.

Now, *IF* (a big IF) those leak down to a channel which drains out, then you would also see the holes I was imagining - drain holes on/to the exterior.

Jim Robinson
07-15-2007, 08:17 AM
Weep holes. They should correspond to another set of holes on the lower outside part of the window frame. Don't seal them.

Scott Patterson
07-15-2007, 08:25 AM
Yes, those are weep holes. That window has an interior pan that directs the water to a set of exterior drain holes. Hopefully the exterior drain holes have not been clogged up with stucco, etc.

David Banks
07-15-2007, 10:36 AM
If those are weep holes as Jim and Scott say(No reason to doubt) you would think they would function better if they were down lower to the frame where the water would collect.

Jerry Peck
07-17-2007, 09:20 AM
I've never seen windows designed to get water 'inside' like that and then drain it back out, except for sliders (which, of course, do this).

Learned something new too. :D

07-17-2007, 09:42 AM
The better end windows put their name on the lock mechanism. It is then very easy to go to their site and view tech data and schematics.

A number of vinyl units have this type of drainage or removable sill track with weeps that can be cleaned out as necessary.