A carpenter friend of mine just graciously helped me drywall two rooms in my
basement. He is a very busy man and so I don't want to take up any more of
his time than I already have. He had me purchase some materials for
handling the corners:
10' tear-away L bead vinyl #VLZL - 5 each
10' X 1 1/4" metal corner bead #CBCO - 10 each
8' X ½" metal j-bead #M401 - 6 each
I'm pretty sure I know what the metal corner bead is used for, but what are
the other materials for? (windows, etc.?)
Also, any other tips on using these materials/installing corner beads?
If the drywall is all hung, you do not need the j mold, you can
take it back. It would have to have been used before the rock
was hung. Do you have a place where the drywall butts up against
something (a concrete wall, a steel column, window jambs, etc.)?
L mold works in the same conditions that require j mold, but can
be applied after the board is hung. If you can handle all edges
with tape, corner bead, and/or caulk you won't need the L mold.
It helps to make a clean, straight transition from one material to
another -caulked or not
Many times it is better to have a few things to take back than to
wish you had or need to go to the store to get.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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