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Old 04-11-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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This is an interesting article that could potentially have an effect on homes across the entire country, as well as where it's centered - the Southeast.

Seems that while we focus on things like toys and electronics as being the biggest Chinese imports, building materials for homes and apartments are brought in quite a bit, too.

If you've had a home built in the last few years, you may find this of interest: AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential risks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090411/ap_on_bi_ge/chinese_drywall - broken link)
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Has Home Depot or Lowes been selling this stuff?

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This is an interesting article that could potentially have an effect on homes across the entire country, as well as where it's centered - the Southeast.

Seems that while we focus on things like toys and electronics as being the biggest Chinese imports, building materials for homes and apartments are brought in quite a bit, too.

If you've had a home built in the last few years, you may find this of interest: AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential risks (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090411/ap_on_bi_ge/chinese_drywall - broken link)
Atlanta, much thanks for the info. I know it does not say in the article but does anyone know if any of the big box stores have been selling this stuff? In the last 2 years, my brother has extensively remodeled his home and purchased much of the supplies from Home Depot and to a lesser extent the new Lowes.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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My guess is that somewhere there has to be an import stamp on the product, or they could maybe verify the stock from a receipt. Not sure.

More articles that basically say the same thing:

Chinese Drywall Cited in Building Woes - WSJ.com

Senator calls for resignation over drywall problems - South Florida Business Journal:

Here's one article that details on how to check to see if you may have it installed in your home: NBC2 News - Chinese drywall: What to look for (http://www.nbc-2.com/Articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=24416&z=3 - broken link)
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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nice huh? Thank goodness my house was built in 1860! All American materials! Built to last!
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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nice huh? Thank goodness my house was built in 1860! All American materials! Built to last!
I think every home has issues. Old homes may have lead or poorly done wiring. New homes may not have the quality (or in this case, potentially dangerous foreign materials used). Being a home owner comes with lots of little "joys" that are unexpected.

But at least stuff like this is coming out in the media, and from a google search or two, quite a number of lawsuits are popping up over it, too.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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My guess is that somewhere there has to be an import stamp on the product, or they could maybe verify the stock from a receipt. Not sure.

More articles that basically say the same thing:

Chinese Drywall Cited in Building Woes - WSJ.com

Senator calls for resignation over drywall problems - South Florida Business Journal:

Here's one article that details on how to check to see if you may have it installed in your home: NBC2 News - Chinese drywall: What to look for (http://www.nbc-2.com/Articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=24416&z=3 - broken link)
First the nukes and now dry wall... Those sneaky Chinese....
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