Question - When installing drywall, which size drywall screws do you use? I believe standard is 1-1/4” screws for ½” drywall and 1-5/8”screws for 5/8” drywall. Also, which type of Corner Bead do you use – metal, plastic, or paper?
Answer - I use standard size screws as mentioned 1-1/4” screws for ½” drywall and 1-5/8”screws for 5/8” drywall. I also use coarse thread drywall screws for wood and fine thread screws for metal. Sometimes longer screws can be used when drywall is more then one layer thick, and sometimes only one inch screws in ares around pocket doors.
I've installed all types of corner beads. I have not installed many metal corner bead lately because paper bead became industry standard many years ago.
I most commonly install paper beads because they are easy to install, cost effective and durable. I use Trim-Tex - The premier manufacturer of vinyl drywall beads when the most durable high quality product is required.
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