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    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 22nd Sep 16, 10:02 AM
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    PVC corrugated roofing
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:02 AM
    PVC corrugated roofing 22nd Sep 16 at 10:02 AM
    Hi

    I'm just about to replace the plastic roofing that covers the path on the side of my house.
    The length of each sheet will need to be cut to size as its quiet a small area.

    I've never done this before. Does anyone know the best way to cut the plastic corrugated sheets?
    Also I already have a frame so I presume its as simple of putting screws through the plastic in to the wood?

    Just a bit worried it will crack and split.

    Any tips would be gratefully received.

    Thanks

    Mark
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 22nd Sep 16, 10:40 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:40 AM
    When I had this with a shed, I put all of the sheets together (they needed to be the same length), taped them together just before the cut, and used a hacksaw.
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 22nd Sep 16, 10:44 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:44 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:44 AM
    I've done this in the past, I just used a hacksaw to cut the sheets, though you may be able to use strong scissors or tin-snips.


    To screw the sheets down, you need to drill a small pilot hole first to prevent them cracking, and use screws with washers - something along these lines : http://www.screwfix.com/p/hardened-steel-roofing-screws-8-x-60mm-20-pack/50983
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 22nd Sep 16, 11:02 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:02 AM
    Thanks it sounds like a hack saw will do the job. I will also drill a pilot hole first before screwing.
    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 22nd Sep 16, 11:29 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:29 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:29 AM
    I've just ordered a saw from Amazon (I can't post the url) I went for:
    Stanley 217206 300mm/ 12-inch FatMax PVC and Plastic Saw

    Hopefully that should help me cut the sheets
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:04 PM
    I will also drill a pilot hole first before screwing.
    Originally posted by bmthmark
    Is that foreplay?

    Remember to drill the holes at the top of a ridge and not in the channels where the water will run.

    Last edited by Norman Castle; 22-09-2016 at 2:07 PM.
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    • bmthmark
    • By bmthmark 22nd Sep 16, 3:52 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 3:52 PM
    Is that foreplay?

    Remember to drill the holes at the top of a ridge and not in the channels where the water will run.

    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    Haha

    Cheers for the advice on drilling the holes, I probably would of drilled the channels
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