drip cap

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    I'm looking to replace rotted 2-3/4 inch wide drip cap on 100 year old sears home. I can't find it anywhere. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
     
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    Welcome.
    Is this related to a door, window or roof?
     
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    the drip caps are over windows and one door.
     

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    There is a good chance that you will have to contact a distributor, to find an extruder, for that material.
     
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    To find a piece of 100 year old molding for a Sears and Roebuck home might be a tall order today. I know of a few methods to get you something that will work that I have done in the past. The simplest is if you don’t need a perfect match buy the closest they make today and maybe rip something taller down to the right height and call it a day. Sometimes on the back or side of the house this is something that is ok as it is not visible. Sometimes I have removed a good piece from an area you can,t see and use it in the front and then did the above.


    Secondly you can see if you can make the shape using 2 or more common shapes.


    Lastly and the best method is to find a mill shop near you and go in with a piece and ask them if they have mill blades to make you that shape. It is a fairly simple shape they would have no trouble making. Have them run you off a few lengths and save them for later.
     
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    it looks like it is one you could make your self, what are the dimensions and can you post a picture of one installed now.
     
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    If you use the Azek product or one of the competitors PVC you will never have to worry about rot again and no one will know it's not wood.
     
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    100_0260.jpg 100_0263.jpg size is 2-11/16" x 17/16"
    thanks everyone for your replies. I'm looking into having my step son cut it.
    I would love to use pvc but I cannot find it wide enough.
     
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