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Old 06-10-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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It is definitely true that with the massive economic boom in asia (at least until recently), the priority had been given to profit rather than safety, hence the problems mentioned above.

However, it would be unfair to say that the garbage has been going only in the Asia-to-US direction.
Remember Union Carbide Corporation a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company in Bhopal, India. 42 tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas were released, 10,000 people died within 72 hours and an estimated 25,000 died since of gas-related disease.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Default lots of info

Chinese drywall in your SW FL home............. ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... Last Page)




here is a current thread on the issue from the other board in cape coral
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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It is definitely true that with the massive economic boom in asia (at least until recently), the priority had been given to profit rather than safety, hence the problems mentioned above.
The thing about all the problems with imports from China - they are all manufactured for American companies who know quite well what they are getting and just don't care. They pay bottom dollar, they get bottom-quality. Ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

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However, it would be unfair to say that the garbage has been going only in the Asia-to-US direction.
Remember Union Carbide Corporation a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company in Bhopal, India. 42 tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas were released, 10,000 people died within 72 hours and an estimated 25,000 died since of gas-related disease.
Indeed, and much more recently than Bhopal too - Much toxic computer waste lands in Third World
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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I know you can do self mold test in your home. they sell them at home depot/lowes/and stores comparable. they are pretty cheap ($20-25) and accurate.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Please add KB Homes to the list of offenders, Chinese drywall has been found in my KB Home completed in 4/2007. Another Tampa KB community made the news this week as well. Please have your KB Home checked..
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:49 AM
 
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Oh wow. What subdivision do you live in if I may ask Wiltznucs? I'm trying to keep a running list of subdivisions that have been reported to have it so I can be aware for my clients (I'm a Realtor). 2007 is late to have Chinese Drywall, most reports have it listed in homes built from 2003-2006.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: St Petersburg
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P.S. You don't even need to buy a test really. Take the electrical plate off a wall socket and pull out the copper cord. If its black, there's chinese drywall. Also pull off the cover to your A/C handler. If the coils are black, there's chinese drywall. Sometimes the back of the drywall even has chinese lettering on it, but not always. Also its reported to make a house smell like rotten eggs and turns all metal in the house black.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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Oh wow. What subdivision do you live in if I may ask Wiltznucs? I'm trying to keep a running list of subdivisions that have been reported to have it so I can be aware for my clients (I'm a Realtor). 2007 is late to have Chinese Drywall, most reports have it listed in homes built from 2003-2006.
Harbour Isles in Apollo Beach. Following a flurry of visits this weekend, there may be several homes affected one of which was completed in 2008.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Default What about homes built prior to 2002?

Does anyone know if homes built as early as 1996 could have this problem?


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Did anyone see this article on the front page of today's paper? I have clients who live in the community of River Walk but this is not the only area being affected. This is a big deal. If you bought a home built in the 2002-2005-ish timeframe, you may wish to have your home tested if you are experiencing any issues like those mentioned in the article. I know for a fact that MI Homes and Lennar homes have had a some issues with Chinese Drywall.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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The information listed suggests homes built between 2002 and 2007 would have been in the Chinese Drywall era. I doubt a home built in 1996 would be a candidate.
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