F-body Lounge All off-topic posts. Music, Sports, Movies, Humor, etc.
Please, no content above a PG-13 rating or political/religious content.

Chinese Drywall making people sick

Old 06-05-2009, 07:53 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
super83Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: City of Champions, MA, USA
Posts: 1,215
Chinese Drywall making people sick

http://realestate.msn.com/article.as...9533&GT1=35000

This doesn't sound good. WTH could be in it that is corroding wiring and plumbing pipes?
super83Z is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 08:03 AM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,036
Lead? They seem to put it in everything.
seawolf06 is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 08:15 AM
  #3  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sandy VJJville
Posts: 3,590
Builder Lennar Corporation has identified dozens of houses containing potentially harmful drywall, and has pledged to fund the only known remedy: removing the drywall, replacing damaged plumbing and wiring and relocating homeowners until new materials are installed.
Wow, that's going to cost Lennar a fortune.

In a sure sign that fear is spreading, con men have started hawking bogus test kits and remedies such as chemical sprays and ozone generators.
Goddamn scammers **** me off.
shock6906 is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 08:25 AM
  #4  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 1998
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 223
Thumbs down

Sulphur or some derivitive of it....used to turn wood into paper. Apparently, residue from that process leaches out of the drywall, corrodes stuff and sometimes gives off obnoxious fumes.
multicar is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 08:45 AM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Delaware
Posts: 330
I remember on of clients (developer) used it for a high-end home (15k sqft / $5M home). The product was so crappy, that they had to ripped all out after, doing a few rooms with it.

I'm glad they did it back then, when no health issues were yet discovered
donot_4get is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 10:58 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 290
"Homeowners worried about their own wall material can check for a "Made In" stamp or a manufacturer's name on exposed board backs."

Well how the hell are you supposed to do that without tearing open your walls?
scottso is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 11:36 AM
  #7  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Indianapolis, In, USA
Posts: 168
They need to put huge tarrifs on anything out of China and set up testing/inspection criteria before it can enter the states.
ROCKN SS is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 11:38 AM
  #8  
Registered User
 
T/A-Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sweet home Chicago
Posts: 217
buy a house made before 2003?

(I swear those people are trying to kill everyone, including themselves)
T/A-Bob is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 12:15 PM
  #9  
Registered User
 
97QuasarBlue3.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,026
Originally Posted by T/A-Bob View Post
buy a house made before 2003?

(I swear those people are trying to kill everyone, including themselves)
It does appear that way sometimes.
97QuasarBlue3.8 is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 12:27 PM
  #10  
Registered User
 
Camride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Elsewhere
Posts: 443
I hate their commercials. The radio commercials Lennar plays has this woman that talks in the most annoying voice ever, and she says "BuBye" at the end of every commercial.

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I agree with T/A Bob though, it does seem like they're out to kill everyone with their "cost effective" manufacturing.
Camride is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 01:14 PM
  #11  
Registered User
 
97QuasarBlue3.8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,026
Originally Posted by Camride View Post
I hate their commercials. The radio commercials Lennar plays has this woman that talks in the most annoying voice ever, and she says "BuBye" at the end of every commercial.

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I agree with T/A Bob though, it does seem like they're out to kill everyone with their "cost effective" manufacturing.
Yup. China gives meaning to all those "acronym" agencies like OSHA, EPA, NIOSH, DOT, NHTSA, etc. It's our collection of "lessons learned" from our own industrial revolution. Now, China is trying to do the same thing in 50 years that we accomplished in about 200, and it isn't working so well. They'll have their own soon enough.
97QuasarBlue3.8 is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 01:25 PM
  #12  
Registered User
 
T/A-Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sweet home Chicago
Posts: 217
... and the ironic part is that I tend to have quite a positive bias toward Asian people...

I don't really think the Chinese are trying to kill us (or themselves), but I do think they honestly don't care if what they do happens to kill us (or themselves).
T/A-Bob is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 02:43 PM
  #13  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Back in the valley of death
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by scottso View Post
"Homeowners worried about their own wall material can check for a "Made In" stamp or a manufacturer's name on exposed board backs."

Well how the hell are you supposed to do that without tearing open your walls?
that's exactly what i thought! cut a hole in it and stick your head through and check? sounds like a new business venture to me!
formulaofsuccess is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 04:04 PM
  #14  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,688
Well, their cigarettes are safe



And their lawnmowers are too...

Kevin Blown 95 TA is offline  
Old 06-05-2009, 04:10 PM
  #15  
Registered User
 
Malice 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cherry point NC
Posts: 444
China is making defective crappy products and exporting them with no Quality Assurance?

THAT IS SHOCKING!!!
Malice 1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Chinese Drywall making people sick


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.