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Old 12-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #16
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Having Issues with trim and cornerbead, need some advice.


Just wanted to thank everyone for their help. Currently in Carpentry pre-apprenticeship and still trying to build my knowledge around odd circumstances like this one.

One more question. Would you guys suggest using an 18 gauge brad nailer, or a 16 gauge finishing nailer? If so what length of nail? Also, any glue recommendations? A little nervous of PL'ing it on there in-case it ever has to be replaced.

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:10 AM   #17
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Having Issues with trim and cornerbead, need some advice.


I used 1/2" wood corner trim over the drywall corner, construction adhesive and a few mechanical fasteners to hold. The opening should be framed with wood and the drywall over it. I then set the casing with a suitable reveal.

I have had good luck with locktite power-grab adhesive. Good holding power, water cleanup. When you get some on the trim just take a wet rag and wipe it off. I would use a 18ga brad nailer and 1 1/2" brads. It should go into the corner with no problems. You want it to penetrate the corner bead and into the wood framing behind it. Same for the casing but maybe a little longer fasteners...

Using the wood corner trim over the drywall corner bead will help preserve the integrity of the corner should you ever replace the casing....
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:42 AM   #18
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Just wanted to thank everyone for their help. Currently in Carpentry pre-apprenticeship and still trying to build my knowledge around odd circumstances like this one.

One more question. Would you guys suggest using an 18 gauge brad nailer, or a 16 gauge finishing nailer? If so what length of nail? Also, any glue recommendations? A little nervous of PL'ing it on there in-case it ever has to be replaced.
No glue is needed. The length of nail depends on the thickness of the trim and drywall, etc. You want the nail(either guage is fine) to sink into the framing 2/3 of the nail depth. If the combined sheetrock and trim equals 1", I'd use a 2 1/2" nail.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:14 AM   #19
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KKid, This is very simple. No need to stress.

Use a trim nailer using 16ga 2"+ nails, you'll have no problems. The force of the nail will push through the metal bead, drywall and into the framing member in the wall.

No glue is needed. No glue is needed. No glue is need. Got it?

More than likely the metal corner bead is 1-1/4" wide. If the walboard was installed properly any nail/screw used to attach the wallboard should be behind this metal corner bead. If you nail 1-1/2" back from the corner you'll miss the metal bead/nails/screws, hopefully. I say hopefully because I dont know if the bead and board was installed properly.

Remember to keep you hands away from the nailing area by at least 12" if possible. If a nail happens to become exposed after you shoot it the last thing you want is it to go into your hand. Use eye protection as well.

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