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Old 10-28-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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attaching corner bead to metal studs


Hi,
I framed my basement with metal studs and used 1/2in mold and milddew resistanst sheetrock. My questions are, how do I secure metal corner beads to the corners? I am concerned if I use screws, will they stick out too much? I don't want to use the metal imbedded in paper if I don't have to. Will the compound cover enough to use screws? And if so, what is the best screw to use? I also built a soffit around the duct work in the center, part steel and part wood. Any advice and tips would be great, I want to get this right.

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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use drywall screws made for metal studs. they have the red label. but the metal/paper corner beads are nice i think. no screws to worry about. use durabond mud.

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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There is a tool made to "clinch" the corner bead onto the drywall (HD and Lowes both carry), but it is not the best method. Bead can easily be knocked loose. Regular 1-1/4" drywall screws can be used and should pull down so as not to cause a problem. I personally would use the "mud-on" paper/metal bead. I've gone to using it almost exclusively. Way less problems down the road.
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