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Old 02-21-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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As reported on local news NBC-2, Fort Myers, FL.
A new health alert from the shores of China. Much of the drywall used inside the construction boom era homes in SW FL have toxic Chinese made drywall installed. The gas emitted from the drywall corrodes the copper coils in the air conditioners of the affected homes, and may pose a possible health risk to the people living in them.
If your home was built 2002-2006 go to your attic, and look at the back of the drywall on the ceiling. If the name KNAUF appears, it is the Chinese stuff.

DOH! another commie plot.......
BTW this warning is also for NC and SC
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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I don't think it is just SW Florida that the Chinese drywall is appearing in. BigHouse had mentioned that his company was approached about using the drywall and he declined due to fire safety issues, etc. His company is in Maryland so I don't think it's just SW Florida but more of a US or possibly worldwide problem. Just a thought...
You are correct warnings are issued for NC and SC as well. Don't know about the rest of the US, but it seems to be more in areas that were affected by hurricanes and or are located near resort type weather. Could be because of a shortage after hurricanes and because of non stop full blast building that was going on during those years.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Don't know about the rest of the US

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“The new revelation is it’s much bigger than we thought. It has grown to about 25 states,” said Thomas Martin, president of America’s Watchdog.

Besides Florida, states where the tainted drywall has been found include Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, Martin said. He is awaiting confirmation for a few other states.
Advocate: Drywall woes may affect several hundred thousand homes - News - Bradenton.com

I had also read elsewhere, think it was NewsInferno, that it had come into a port in NYC as well.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Unhappy Toxic Chinese Dry Wall

I live in virginia and just found out that i have toxic chinese dry wall and have been coughing alot. If anyone can give me real anwsers on this subject i would appreciate that so much. THANKS!!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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I put a boat load of information on it in this post here, throughout many replies within the thread.

//www.city-data.com/forum/fort-...w-fl-home.html

I have friends and a family member dealing with it in Florida and have been helping them research the stuff and what can be done about it. I am so sorry you found it in your home Duane.

Who is your builder? Have you contacted them yet? That's the place to start, to see what they will do about it.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Do home inspections pick up on this? Will they tell homebuyers if they found it?
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Do home inspections pick up on this? Will they tell homebuyers if they found it?
Unless the inspector you hire, knows about it and was trained on what to look for, no. Right now, anyone could easily buy a home made with Chinese drywall, if they hadn't known about it or what to look for.

I taught everyone in this thread how to look for it, no different then a trained inspector would.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:40 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Homestager, is it possible for a seller to cover up the problem? I mean, what if someone replaced the wiring and the coils before putting an affected house on the market? I'd rather buy a home built before 2005 than to worry about it. I already bought one house that was a nightmare!
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:28 AM
 
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So is the use of ash common in drywall manufactured in the U.S.?

I was under the impression (perhaps false) that domestic drywall was gypsum.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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As reported on local news NBC-2, Fort Myers, FL.
A new health alert from the shores of China. Much of the drywall used inside the construction boom era homes in SW FL have toxic Chinese made drywall installed. The gas emitted from the drywall corrodes the copper coils in the air conditioners of the affected homes, and may pose a possible health risk to the people living in them.
If your home was built 2002-2006 go to your attic, and look at the back of the drywall on the ceiling. If the name KNAUF appears, it is the Chinese stuff.

DOH! another commie plot.......
It was reported today in the paper that some US companies purchased this in bulk and had it labeled in their USA name, so KNAUF will not appear ......
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