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Replacing counter tops but found some Drywall Corner Bead

Replacing counter tops but found some Drywall Corner Bead

Old 07-25-17, 08:13 AM
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Replacing counter tops but found some Drywall Corner Bead

The counter people would not touch the metal and I am supposed to remove it. If i remove the metal, will my drawll fall off? The installers have to put a support beam on the bar, need to cut an inch into it so when the counter tops are laid, there is no gap.

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Old 07-25-17, 08:27 AM
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Your drywall will not fall off but the mud finishing at the top probably will. Measure the width of the corner bead. Then make a horizontal line that far down on the vertical part of the wall so you know where the other edge of the bead is. Cut a deep score line with a knife. Then when you go to remove the corner bead the mud and damage will be stopped at your cut line.
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You will probably just have some patching and painting to do after the corner bead is removed and the tops are finished.
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The advice above is good.. If the counter guys are not in a hurry here's another suggestion.

Take a cats paw and remove every nail. Also remove the nails on both sides of the wall, which is harder because you can't see them.
I use a magnetic stud finder (stud 4 sure) to find each nail and circle it with a pencil.

You can also just patch as already advised and sometimes I install trim under the bar overhang.
Most customers are happy with using trim only to hide the gap.

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