I am hanging drywall and putting metal corner beads on outside corners
and paper ones on the inside ones. Since its usually not possible to
have tapered sides on both types of corners, which type of corners
should have tapered edges? or is there some mix?
Why? The metal outside corner edging he's installing protrudes beyond
the planes of the intersecting walls. So no taper of the board is
necessary there--running the knife along that metal edge and each wall
gives an easy and automatic feathering the width of the knife!
And tapers on an inside corner will help to 'bury' the tape, no?
I like the tapers on the outside too. That lets me get a mostly square
corner with little odd filling there. When it's time to do the
baseboard molding, chair rail, etc it fits much better. The un-square
inside corner is much easier less of an issue.
If you do go with hanging vertically, you can get 4x9 sheets which would
have less waste.
We have an ICF foundation (insulated concrete form) with 9' high walls
and must cover with drywall, so I'm thinking about going vertical with
9' sheets for the basement.
"Never ascribe to malice what can equally be explained by incompetence."
Normally, tapered edges on corners don't help you as much as they help in
the middle of the wall. You only get tapered edges on corners if you hang
the drywall vertically. In most applications, it's better to hang
horizontally. It usually reduces the overall total length of joints you
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