trimming off the vent fan interior piece?

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trimming off the vent fan interior piece?

Postby oklahomajewel » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:17 am

I don't know what ya call it... that square 'ring' that slips in the vent fan opening, on the interior , to frame out the vent. Ya know, in the ceiling?

Well, it's hard plastic and I know it's mentioned before about having to trim it to fit. I do - about an inch.

What's the best/easiest way to cut it?

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ps... building is moving along, taking pics but home computer is broke so I'll catch up later.

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Postby sunny16 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:23 am

I remember trimming my trim ring but for the life of me I can't remember how or what I used. I think I just used the jig saw or the circular saw and ran it over using the bottom plate of the saw as a guide for width.
I cut it three times and it's still too short!!
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Postby Gerdo » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:47 am

I slid my "garnish" onto the fan, measured the space between the ceiling and the garnish. This measurement plus a little is what you want to cut off. I used a utility knife to score and bent the peice back and forth to break off. I think I used my tin snips to cut down the corners to the snap line. You could just use your snips if you wanted. This edge does go up inside the fan so it is hidden.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:56 am

Julie, I used a utility knife. It doesn't cut easily. I just kept going over the same line and it eventually cut through.
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Postby doug hodder » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:05 am

I used a jig saw...and it doesn't have to be pretty, cuz it's hidden...Doug
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Postby oklahomajewel » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:46 am

Gerdo wrote:I used a utility knife to score and bent the peice back and forth to break off. I think I used my tin snips to cut down the corners to the snap line. You could just use your snips if you wanted. This edge does go up inside the fan so it is hidden.


Psycho!!! that is exactly what I was thinking last night.... score the mark line real good with knife, snip at the corner and bend.

I'll try that tonite...


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Postby Steve Frederick » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:19 am

I used the Fantastic unit. Just trim it with a pair of tin-snips, or kitchen utility shears...Easier on the skin..Be careful w/that utility knife! Experience is the best, though sometimes painfull, teacher! :cry:
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Postby BILLYL » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:44 am

Julie-

And I got the scars to show for it. Tin snips will work - but be careful with that utility knife.

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Postby vairman » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:26 pm

I used my die-grinder, and it cut it like butter, and i still have all my fingers... LOL

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Postby Steve_Cox » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:00 pm

Julie,

Anything but a utility knife. :lol: :lol:

I used a jig saw, cause it was handy.
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Postby oklahomajewel » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:04 pm

vairman wrote:I used my die-grinder, and it cut it like butter, and i still have all my fingers... LOL

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I might try the friend's RotoZip... it cut thru the Formica like butta and did fine on the 1/8" mahogany too...
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Postby kayakrguy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:32 am

Go with rotozip, even an angle grinder should do the trick....but as member of scar club I don't recommend the utility knive on hard, slippery surface...

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