Trim Tex Shower Bead Install Question

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Old 06-01-15, 11:47 AM
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Trim Tex Shower Bead Install Question

Hi Folks,

I'm looking at installing some Trim Tex shower bead:
Shower Bead | Trim-Tex | Drywall Products

It's basically a tear-away L bead with a longer mud leg designed to cover the flange on a one piece tub.

I understand the 45 degree cuts that you make as you transition up the outside edge of the tub to a top edge on either end. What I am not clear on is what the two inside corners should look like, ie as you transition from either short edge of the tub to the long edge on the inside wall. Hopefully you can understand what corners I am talking about.

For these inside corners would the bead from each direction just butt directly together? Should corner bead be installed under it? over it? or just run down to the top of where these two sections of shower bead come together?

If this isn't too clear, let me know if i should draw up a little diagram.

Thanks,
-Tom
 
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I realized the answer... the shower bead would be cut at 45 degrees out from the corner, and the corner bead would be cut into a point completing the corner.

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Old 06-01-15, 11:16 PM
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I guess the follow on question: If your inside corner bead was just paper tape could you simply butt the vinyl shower bead in the corner, and then have the paper corner overlap the two pieces of vinyl?
 
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Old 06-02-15, 04:02 AM
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I think you managed to answer your own question about the inside corner. Why are you interested in this particular bead? Do you have a wider than normal gap between the drywall and shower insert? Was the shower unit installed after the drywall was up, as in a replacement unit? Does the drywall have a good nailing surface on all sides, especially the vertical runs?
 
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Hi czizzi,

The tub is installed, the drywall is not. It's a new install in the previously unfinished basement. Nailing surface should not be a problem.

I was just looking at various ways to avoid having to either shim out the whole wall, or alternatively have the drywall sloped up over the flange as I've seen done a time or two.
 
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IMO shimming out the studs is best but I have installed the drywall backwards with the beveled edge next to the tub/shower surround - that lip goes over the surround's edge nicely.
 
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czizzi

I ignored part of your question. I'd say it's the normal gap, drywall would be installed with just a slight space from flange to allow for movement. Flange itself is the normal inch, or slightly less.
 
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As long as you don't drive nails home really tight on a double stud right next to the flange, you shouldn't notice the gain from the flange. I can not recall ever seeing anything other than a bead of caulk next to the tub in the remodels I have done which usually involve removing the tub/flange. If doing tile, you shim the wall or let in the tile flange.
 
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