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Old 09-06-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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What is the best method to attach corner bead?

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Drywall nails, ring shank, 1 3/8"
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a corner bead tool which is meant for this purpose.
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a corner bead tool which is meant for this purpose.
This tool is good for the initial install, but I would use the ring shanked nails to attach it to the framing. Makes for a better install as it is better suited to lateral bangs.
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yeah nails or screws also, but the tool helps keep the cornerbead square and set out from the edge correctly. And speeds up the install
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"Clinch-on" tools for corner bead are good for getting the bead square, but probably not worth spending $50 - $60 on for one time use. Regular drywall nails will work if you use metal bead. I've found a lot less problems with the mud-on, metal reinforced paper bead. Not nearly as many issues (hardly any at all) with it "popping" loose when the lumber shrinks. It is attached to the drywall, not affected by being nailed to the framing member.....
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All good info above for nails.
HD carries Paper-Faced Metal Corner Bead (No Nails)
Here is a similar product made by BEADEX:
http://www.usg.com/navigate.do?resou...orner_Bead.htm


I have used the HD version with good results after I saw Myron Ferguson demonstrate it at the 2007 Remodeling show in Vegas. He used an Outside Corner Roller so when I got back to LA I bought one from All-Wall:
http://www.all-wall.com/acatalog/All...ith_Handle.php

The Corner Roller is not absolutely required but I makes the job so much easier that I wouldn't try it without the Corner Roller. When I asked the guys buying corner bead at HD if they used a corner roller, they drew a complete blank. When I asked the staff at Bourget in Santa Monica they too had never heard of corner rollers. Myron's "DRYWALL" book also does not mention Rollers, but then his Book (3rd ed) does not cover anything on installing corner bead.

To me, I'm no expert, it looks like this BEADEX corner is getting more popular and is not just a DIY shortcut:
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...rner-bead.aspx
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Ive done a few corners (and a simi-round door arch-way) and one time (and one time only ) did i use screws, which was a bad move.
Since the screws have a taper on the back of the head, once that taper hits the corner-bead it will flare up and create a nightmare when it comes time to spackle.

Another vote for ring-shank nails.

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The roller is a good product for the mud on bead, but again a bit pricey for just a few sticks. I too bought a less expensive one from All Wall, but if I remember it was still $75.00 or so plus shipping.
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I'm using the metal bead with the drywall nails but I have a few questions. I am getting some "rolling up" in a few spots on the metal bead producing some gaps, how do I deal with this? Also, the nails are not always sitting as flush as I would like. how to deal with that? And lastly what to you guys think of plastic bead?
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Never used any plastic personally. Some use it and must like it or they wouldn't continue making it. The bead is "wrinkling" because it is not tight to the drywall. All you can do at this point is try to add nails to get it to lay down flat, or take it off and start over. Push firmly on the bead (at the "point" of the bead) to get it to sit squarely on the drywall. The nails that are sitting "proud" just need another hit with your hammer. You want the nails almost "dimpled" into the drywall. As stated previously, mud-on bead may be the easiest to deal with for a DIY'er. The plastic will be as difficult to get aligned properly as the metal I would think....
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And lastly what to you guys think of plastic bead?
The largest drywall distributor in the S.F. valley does not stock any Plastic Corner bead. If the big distributors don't stock plastic I would stay away from it.

If you don't want to purchase a corner roller and have a small job there is always the paper faced metal corner bead.

To me the roller is easier but it can be done without the roller:
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...rner-bead.aspx
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