whats up with chinese drywall

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Forum topic by Roper posted 04-03-2010 01:30 AM 1224 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2010 01:30 AM

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how many of you jocks from the south know anything about this stuff. i just read that the feds are telling people who have it in there homes to take it all out. it is causing wiring and pipes to corrode quickly , and it off gases really bad. and now the US wants the Chinese gov. to pay for it. whats up?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 04-03-2010 01:37 AM

There are all kinds of topics already on Chinese drywall and plywood .This topic has been beatin to death already :-)

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#2 posted 04-03-2010 01:49 AM

i have read all that. i want to hear from real people who have dealt with and lived with the stuff.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 04-03-2010 01:50 AM

For you … or for others who have similar issues and/or questions … maybe some good info lies here ??

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 04-03-2010 02:00 AM

I learned about this when I was a Realtor. It is a real problem. When there was a shortage of drywall available for building, they allowed this junk drywall in. It is a worse and quicker developing problem in humid climate areas. Huge cost to redo houses. With new houses being built much tighter than in the past, it traps the caustic gases. Some of the drywall came into Colorado as well as went coast to coast during 2001-2007. Any remodel or build during that time could potentially have the Chinese drywall. Insurance companies have been refusing to pay for the drywall to be ripped out and for the other replacements needed of pipes, etc due to the huge cost. About as bad as the mold issues which are also not covered by most insurance companies due to excessive cost to address the problem. Similar to asbestos removal. Google Chinese drywall – there is a lot of information out there and more on the way as the cost of the repairs grows.

-- MtnMystic, Colorado,

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 07:53 PM

Good luck getting the Chinese to pay for dumping their toxic waste over here :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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