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Forum topic by Dadoo posted 03-19-2009 01:37 PM 2247 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dadoo

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03-19-2009 01:37 PM

Apparently after Katrina hit (2006-07), we experienced a shortage of drywall here in America and apparently resorted to buying Chinese drywall.

Today they’re ripping the crap out. Check out this article I submit for you…FYI.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/18/chinese.drywall/index.html

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Bob #2

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#1 posted 03-19-2009 02:15 PM

Dadoo, that article seems to riase more questions than it provides answers.
Lots of finger pointing but no culprit.
I do hope your inspection services in the U.S. can run some tests and determine the risk for people.
Replacing drywall can be an enormous expense ,especially if that’s not part of the problem.
I’ll be trying to follow this one as it may be bigger than just Florida.

Bob

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#2 posted 03-19-2009 02:47 PM

first its the kids toys from china, now its their poison sheetrock. I think they’re trying to kill us all. Doesn’t any one look at the spec sheets before buying anymore? or was the shortage so bad noones had time. I hope it turns oout to be something else. Those poor people dont need to remodel again, do they? at least wait for another hurricane.

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#3 posted 03-19-2009 02:52 PM

That’s just not right.

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LocalMac

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#4 posted 03-19-2009 04:46 PM

This is no surprise considering how poorly Katrina was handled. I’m sure a lot of standards went down just to try to get people back into homes. Too bad for those people who have already been through enough.

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#5 posted 03-19-2009 05:37 PM

It’s just another liberal media scare, IMHO.
We need to have the Chinese buy or bonds and T-bills to float Pres o’s financial package.
We know that the Chinese do not make good plywood.
Now they don’t make good drywall?
So we can sue the Chinese distributors for negligence and take that off what we owe China on the T-bills!

(Don’t get in a tizzy, folks. I’m just havin’ fun)

Lee

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Brad_Nailor

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#6 posted 03-19-2009 07:40 PM

Ya, another liberal media scare…tell that to the thousands of people that have to rip that inferior crap out of their houses because it’s corroding their pipes and wires and killing their appliances….It would seem to me that it’s more like a conservative corporation trying to make a better profit on the backs of the American public

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#7 posted 03-19-2009 07:50 PM

Lee:
“So we can sue the Chinese distributors for negligence and take that off what we owe China on the T-bills!”

That would appear to be the Germans at this point.

Joerg Schanow, a member of Knauf Gips’ board, said in a telephone interview with CNN that the Chinese manufacturers named in the suit are part of Knauf Group, but not controlled by Knauf Gips KG.

They are ready and able to step up and take a piece of the earnings but apparently none of the blame.

Funny how things never change. ;-)

Bob

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oldskoolmodder

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#8 posted 03-19-2009 08:16 PM

“Fun” or not, I’m so tired of people here especially calling stuff like this “liberal media scare tactics”. Let’s leave political agendas away from LJ.

It’s pretty well known that plenty of people here hate the liberals and they aren’t afraid to admit it. This isn’t about Liberals, this is as pointed out, about companies being too conservative and wanting to make a bigger profit, no matter what the cost to the end consumer.

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#9 posted 03-19-2009 08:24 PM

This sucks for the homeowners since they really had no control over building materials used. However, if you are a builder it proves that you need to do your research and know what materials you are using.

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#10 posted 03-19-2009 08:46 PM

This is pretty much where the thread I started ended up.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/6167

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#11 posted 03-19-2009 10:16 PM

I blame the Republicans!!!! They’re old, out of touch, and hate change. HAHAHAHAHA! Why does every topic in the Coffee Lounge turn into politics. I thought it wasn’t allowed. It’s funny to see topics like Vote and Stimulus Package pop up. I come to LJs to get away from all that crap. let’s try to keep this lounge light and fun. Sorry Dadoo for ranting on your post. Great topic. Can someone tell me what exactly is going on with the drywall? Is it molding or rotting or something like that?

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#12 posted 03-20-2009 01:12 AM

pullled the humour.

bob

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#13 posted 03-20-2009 01:58 AM

Dadoo’s post was about drywall…... I’m sure if Dadoo wanted to go on a political rant he is very capable of doing so.

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#14 posted 03-20-2009 02:01 AM

I’ll be signing off here.

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#15 posted 03-20-2009 05:57 PM

I apologize to Bob #2. It was not my intention to cause any trouble or hard feelings on Dadoo’s thread.

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