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Why is there 4 inches of metal at on each side of this column?

The metal that you are detecting is probably the metal studs that are in each corner of the column. From the picture it looks like that column is also sheathed in drywall and so there may very well be ...
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Is it possible to change right angle corners to round corner beads?

Is it possible? Sure! Some houses have had rounded corners from the day they were built. Others have had it added in later because the owner wanted that look. Can I? Well, we don't know your DIY ...
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Tape vs corner bead order of installation

Most tapers place the metal corner bead first. This is primarily because if you were to do any taping first you'd have to wait until that dries to install corner bead. It's a matter of efficiency. It'...
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Why is there 4 inches of metal at on each side of this column?

If you hit metal, stop Regardless of what else it might be, it might be a metal plate placed there on purpose to guard electrical wiring or plastic piping. Such a plate is required anytime pipes ...
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Why is there 4 inches of metal at on each side of this column?

Can I drill through this? I wouldn't until you've determined exactly what it is. I can come up with suggestions (see lower down this answer) but you may need to take the drywall off, check what it ...
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Remove metal corner bead when extending wall

Presumably, the ends of the separating wall is wrapped in drywall. You'll want to remove that piece as you attach your studs to frame up for the door you're installing. If you don't, you may have a ...
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How to attach an anchor to a corner bead?

Corner bead is usually applied in places where you have solid lumber backing. I'd try this first to hang your hardware without anchors, which usually aren't intended to be used in wood: Mark the ...
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How to repair peeling corner bead?

Based on the overall condition of this outside corner: The peeling of the joint compound appears caused by the corner being repeatedly hit. The corner bead does not appear particularly damaged, ...
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How to finish Butt joint and corner bead within 5"?

Other than the first coat being forced into the joints, this is not two separate operations. You're going to be looking for one joint from the corner bead to the feather-edge of the butt-joint. As ...
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Tape vs corner bead order of installation

The corner bead that I use is pre taped. Put mud on the wall and push the bead in and work the mud out and over the tape. If using the bare metal anchor with screws then mud and tape. Putting tape ...
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Any ideas for repairing water damage on outside corner with a rusty corner bead?

I see no need to get into the tile here. I would just do a light scrape, then sand it down. Seal it with a stain-blocking primer, then do any drywall repair. Prime it again and paint. Replacing part ...
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Is it typical for the metal of corner bead to be exposed after it is finished being mudded?

Bead should be exposed and clean, it is a stronger corner. Should be stapled on using a level for straight and plumb corner. No gap between bead and level, checked on both sides. paper covered metal ...
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How do I fix a crooked inside corner drywall line?

No need to mess with the tape job. It's just a matter of filling the depressions on each wall that create that wiggle. The easiest way is to completely repair one wall, then the other. It can get ...
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How to install corner bead on an uneven corner

I'm not sure I understand the problem. That corner is beautiful compared to most. Corner bead isn't normally screwed, though, for the reason you've encountered--screws pull way to hard and cause ...
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How to finish Butt joint and corner bead within 5"?

There's really no change to your process here. I prefer to tape the butt joints so I can then skim out the bead without interference. This would be true whether the butt joint was near the bead or not....
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What to do with this corner in terms of drywall?

The trick here is getting to an outcome that's not just right for very localized points, but for the overall situation. You want straight and square to the extent possible. You want to ease any ...
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What to do with this corner in terms of drywall?

Use cut chunks of drywall for shims, but short of the intended finished surface level. Then a layer of hot mud to flatten everything. Tape the drywall transitions to the hot mud like you would tape a ...
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Did I drill through a corner bead?

Yes, you drilled through corner bead. If the object is really light, go for it, but you're basically putting a fastener between the back of the drywall and a stud, so it really isn't strong. 1.5-2&...
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How do I fix a crooked inside corner drywall line?

Follow @isherwoods advice above, the only thing I would add is that it might help you if you used a small straight edge (18" or so) and use it to pencil mark out the bumps and hollows before ...
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How do I fix a crooked inside corner drywall line?

To get a straight line as a beginner you could use a paper faced inside corner bead which is available even at the big box stores. After applying a 4" wide strip of mud on both sides of the ...
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How do I solve my problems with a paper faced outside corner bead coming loose?

Unfortunately the spray glue is for plastic/pvc corner beads, the paper is a mud on corner bead, when mudding seams and butt joints on drywall no glue is applied to the paper tape and never should be. ...
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