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  1. Gringoking88
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    Hi all,

    Was just looking for some best practices around using plastic mini trunking.

    How do you guys join trunking on corners of walls that are not right angles so you can't use the normal pre made bends. I mean I've got a vertical wall and that has got a bend of about 30 degrees in in.

    Every time I cut the bloody stuff I end up with a slight gap in the trunking which does not look great tbh. I was thinking of just using caulk or silicone filler but am seeing if there any tricks of the trade?

    Many thanks,

    M
     
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    Get one of these
     
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    Hi Pete,

    One of what there is nothing attached lol.
     
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    Yeah get one of these
     
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    years of practice would help.
     
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    imagination would help .
     
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    Why do ifeel like I'm being mocked lol
     
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  8. Gavin John Hyde
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    I use a small mitre saw and angle guide, along the lines of the one in image below but about half that size, it was designed for picture frame making, for angles i use a measuring device. its all about the angles!! i am a bit of a maths geek so enjoy all the planning and prep before hand :)

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    mitre for trunking.jpg
     
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    now do we have to point it out to you .
     
  10. Vortigern
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    I don't cut through the back of the trunking in that situation. Just one cut each side then bend and mark than cut out resultant wedge shape and cut lid to suit. I use side cutters or junior hacksaw.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    This is the right answer
     
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    Stuff some fire cement in any gaps.
     
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    It's so good Pete does not want us to see it.
     
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