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Old 10-16-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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Water Table, Drip Cap, Corner Boards


Interviewed a carpentry contractor yesterday who was doing a little addition onto the little old 1885 town hall building.

Job has a water table board, wood drip cap over, and corner boards. 4" exposure wood claps. All painted white.

This struck me as being wrong, and I wonder if maybe I'm not right.

Corner boards and water table all are 5/4, and corners were run down to have their bottoms flush to bottom of water table, with water table flushing to corner boards. Thus, drip on water table also butts to corner boards, and does not make the wrap.

I look at other historical old work, and see the water tables running and meeting at the corners, the drip caps also. Drips mitered, water tables butted, sometimes mitered. Corners butt to tops of drip caps.

What is right, and why?
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:07 PM   #2
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Your right. Water tables and drip caps should always run continous so that the flashing in continous. Trim should butt into table unless the trim extends below the water table. ie a man door or garage door.

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Thanks. Just what I thought.

Scratch that guy.
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maybe he's following the specs?
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maybe he's following the specs?
This is very true. I had a builder have me run the water table to the garage door bucks then set the face trim on it. I told him the trim should run to the bottom of door and the water table into it. He said no no water table first. When I was finished he came up and said oh that's funky guess you were right. You can't judge a person on architectuall looks you have to base it on how well the guy installed what he was given.
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