I bought the small corners that go on the corners of bullnose to match the
baseboards. Are these okay to just shoot on with the nailer, or should I
drill through them and the sheet metal of the bullnose and then use
I am not familiar with the product you describe.
I can tell you it does not take much metal to deflect the average air nail.
And horrible things can happen when they deflect.
So if there is metal, I would break out the drill and nail set.
Bullnose is a sheet metal put on sheetrock corners to make them round.
Baseboard is wood or synthetic trim put to cover up where the sheetrock
meets the carpet on the bottom.
The round corners wrap around from the two pieces of baseboard to make a
continuous run of the same profile, and have it look nice and finished. The
round corners are round because if they were square corners, they wouldn't
fit on the round bull nose. These are wood.
Cut yourself two short pieces of base for the nailing of the bull nose
trim. Adjust the bull nose trim (baseboard samples - alignment ) and
shoot with two long brads. Use the base pieces on the next outside
corner... Get the brad through the bull/ corner bead without
splitting it :)
The bull nose that I work with is vinyl. I have never used metal
bullnose corner bead. I just glue these bullnose base corners
on, and, as Norm says, I use a few pins to hold it in place until
the glue dries. It is easier to align them with the baseboard
when I do it this way. The brad nailer does not move the piece
like a nail gun does and it is easy to hold it exactly where you
want it and pin it in place. I use construction adhesive or
adhesive caulk as the glue.
I have used the nail gun to shoot through the metal cornerbead on
regular square corners and it does just fine. I would estimate
that I have run over 300,000 lf of base, and have never had a
nail deflect in metal cornerbead. I have had them deflect off of
drywall nails or screws, though.
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