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Plasterboard trim Help

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Powermap, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Powermap

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    Guys

    I have just fitted a 7ft Owl Elec screen into my ceiling. I have fitted it from above and have only cut a 30mm slot for the screen to drop through.
    I bet there are many people who have done the same but i am wondering what have people used around the cut edge of the plaster board to tidy it up ?
    My other option is to fit a white plastic trim to the bottom of the screen and have it finishing flush with the ceiling :rolleyes:

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Ian
     
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    you can get white plastic angle that you can cut and stick to the edge to give you a bordered but tidy opening
     
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    Cheers Matty

    I will take a trip to B&Q tomorrow and have a nose about, i have also wondered about what the guys use on suspended ceilings they must use end pieces ?
     
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    youre gonna have to bare with me here as i try to explain myself. if you can get a 30mm wide strip of trunking , just use the cover strip and discard the bit you stick to the actual wall. cut it to length with equal excess at both ends, and turn up at the edges at 90 degrees and then drill a hole through the sides excess bits that are at 90 degrees . then drill these into the centre to the end caps on the bottom of your screen. and put a screw through and attach to it, this way when the screen goes up it will remain flush and flat with the ceiling, have done my best to explain it here so hope you get it, let us know how you get along.
     
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    That sounds like a great idea. I think i will give it a go.
    So i take it you have nothing finishing your edges on your plasterboard ?
    Also when you screen rolls up does that trim go into the whole in ceiling or does it sit just flush ?

    Cheers for advice
     
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    to be honest , my screen is bare , exposed and Ugly! my home theatre is in the loft so i cant hide the screen in the ceiling, i dont have a ceiling! as for the edge trimming to the plaster board. maybe you could get som thin trunking and line the edges? Wow this trunking has a 101 uses,
     
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    I have a few ideas after spinning around a few shops today.
    I will try a few out and take some pics maybe later this week.
     
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    hi mate i fit suspended ceilings what you need is a edge bead all good builders merchants stock these off shelf you should need a 12.5 mm one thats useally what we fit ........] thats the sought of shape :hiya:
     
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    thats the one!

    be interested to see what you come up with in the end!
     
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    Thanks for that.
    I found exactly that today. But to make it look better i found some pvc trim in B&Q which is approx 50mm in width which has a slight angel to it in the middle....bare with me......It also tapers away to less than 1mm thickness.
    If i were to fit this to the bottom of the screen when then screen sits flush with the ceiling it would look ace.
    The trouble is on this particular trim it had a centre beam which i would have to trim of the back side so i could get a smooth surface to fix to bottom of screen.
    I am going to a plastic place tomorrow....fingers crossed.

    I have installed the projector today and alot of the wiring.....only just reaches...mm to spare.

    I will take pictures when it is up and running
     
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    Do you know if they do it in white pvc ?
    All i can find is Aliminium trim.
     
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    I will have a look and see if i got any 12.5mm, i know there is some 25mm kicking about here somewhere...will look in the morning.
     
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    dont think they do it in white mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Can't wait to see the pics :D
     
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    Here are a few pics so far.

    We had the screen going up and down today so i must be doing something right :D

    Just finished running the 10mtr cables in tonight.
    Hopefully i should be somewhere close after the weekend.

    I will take some pics tomorrow when i trim the ceiling edge :rolleyes:
     

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    that looks brillaint!! so neat , how did you cut the strip out for the screen to come out? once you finish the trim its gonna be amazing!
     
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    so is the trim for round the hole or to go on the bottom of the screen to 'close' the hole when its all retracted?
     
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    That looks very smart, we also need to see a picture of it in action as well :thumbsup:
     
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    Just off out now searching for the trim to go around the edge of the plaster board. Also if i am lucky try and find a piece for the bottom of the screen so when it closes it sits on the plastic edge trim.

    It all sounds good, but lets wait and see :clap:

    I have a carpet fitter booked for Friday PM so i have to get all my adjustments done before then so i had better get off this pc and get it sorted.

    I will report in later with progress :thumbsup:
     
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    ok i found some 25mm 'L' shaped plastic(25mm up each bit of 'L' here, we got it from Blibby Plastics near ashford, that sort of thing anygood to you??
     
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    Cheers Matty

    I managed to find a 16mm U piece which i fitted over the plasterboard. As the plasterboard is only 12mm i had to pack it out on top so it kept it flush with the ceiling. It has worked a treat.

    Hopefully i will have it all up and working by the weekend. Pics are coming :D
     

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