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Old 12-31-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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I am in the process of finishing my basement. I am getting ready to hang the corner bead. I am using vinyl corner bead, my questions are regarding new areas that I haven't encountered before 1- butting two corner bead together for long runs, around the duct work, is there a trick to line them up? 2- Is regarding multiple outside corners, see picture, do you cut the corner beads into points and make the corner into a point. I am also attaching some pictures of one of the corners and test corners and but joint that I have done to see if I am on the correct track before the real thing.

Any help is greatly appreciated-Thanks

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Old 12-31-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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you are doing fine. problems beginners create is when they try to over lap and over secure corner bead. Don't go to heavy on the bed coats and this will look great.

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Old 12-31-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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When using metal corner bead, I always cut around a 6" piece and put it under where the two ends meet. This keeps the two pieces lined up and even. I don't know if you could do it with the vinyl, but I would at least try to put some kind of backer behind the two ends.
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When using metal corner bead, I always cut around a 6" piece and put it under where the two ends meet. This keeps the two pieces lined up and even. I don't know if you could do it with the vinyl, but I would at least try to put some kind of backer behind the two ends.
That's a good suggestion that we utilize. Also, the pictures showing the edges of the vinyl corner bead that has the edges cut and the ends shaped to points: good form for a beginner!

I think a good lesson that can be learned from the OP is to:
1.) Do your research
2.) Ask questions
3.) Do test cuts or test pieces (Dry-fit), before attempting something new.
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I don't mean to hijack, but I have two simple questions with respect to attaching plastic corner bead (I will post separately if the group wishes):

1. What is the proper or best fastener to use? Can staples be used and if so, do they necessarily need to penetrate the underlying wood?

2. Since the mud has a lot of moisture in it, is it best to use a fastener that is galvanized or resists corrosion?

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1. What is the proper or best fastener to use? Can staples be used and if so, do they necessarily need to penetrate the underlying wood?
Staples and/or spray adhesive (for applying corner bead) may be used.

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2. Since the mud has a lot of moisture in it, is it best to use a fastener that is galvanized or resists corrosion?
All staples are galvanized.

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