Not enough room for corner bead?

Old 11-13-12, 06:08 PM
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Not enough room for corner bead?

Hello, I'm drywalling in a room in an old house, and this corner situation is a bit weird. It's an inside corner with an outside corner right next to it, with only about 3/4 inch between them. I'm sure I can make do with the inside corner part of it. But it seems like all of the corner beads I've found at the store are at least an inch wide, so I can't stick this in there. What would you guys do about the outside corner here?

Before someone mentions these, I can't shim it to make the two parts match up flush because it will get in the way of a door opening, and I don't want to do some sort of angle beacuse it won't match straight with the tiling I'm going to be doing.

Old 11-13-12, 07:03 PM
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You could use L trim, the metal stuff would be better than the plastic. I would tape the inside corner first and put the trim over it. Caulk the gap if the trim doesn't reach to the inside corner.
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You might not find that corner bead at a typical big box store but any drywall supply house will have it - check the yellow pages for one near you.
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or, trim one side of your metal/plastic corner bead with tin snips.
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Not sure if I have a clear picture of the problem; having said that, posting a link to an edge bead as an example only, could not find at the local hardware store but have at both HD and Lowes. I have used the L shaped edge bead where I wanted to protect the sheet rock edge in an opening. Seen the item in both metal and metal with fabric backing and would cut the fabric side do desired width for applying the compound?? Anyhow, food for thought?

8 ft. L Bead-727278 at The Home Depot
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You have probably finished by now. What did you do? But if you have not finished: before you tape cut into the angle to the stud. Make the cut wide enough to slip the flange of the bead into the slot. That should be far enough. Then tape and the angle as normal. That will take care of that side of the bead too.

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