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Chinese drywall devices #192060 01/25/10 03:34 AM
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I got some devices from a drywall house and opened them up. This is what I found.

http://gfretwell.com/ftp/Chinese%20Drywall/devices.html


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Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: gfretwell] #192062 01/25/10 09:56 AM
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Greg,


I am surprised that all the wires weren't painted the same color. You know how careful those painters are when they spray paint everything that doesn't move. smile

Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: harold endean] #192064 01/25/10 11:59 AM
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Thanks, Greg ... they don't look bad at all. I does appear we're dealing with a 'gas' issue, rather than a 'condensation' issue.

Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: renosteinke] #192066 01/25/10 12:30 PM
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It really does seem to single out copper and brass too. Steel and aluminum seems to be unaffected.


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Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: gfretwell] #192068 01/25/10 02:43 PM
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Greg:
Thanks for the pics.
Is this (Chineese drywall) only prevalant in your area? I've seen/read the issues here, and I'm wondering if any got up this way.



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Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: HotLine1] #192076 01/25/10 10:31 PM
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Florida and Louisiana are the main places that have the problem with Florida leading the pack. For some reason there is a pocket of Chinese drywall in Virginia (one truckload?). I bet it was just a ship load or two that landed in Tampa and New Orleans, based on the distribution. The reports from other states are so spotty and anecdotal that they may not even be the real problem. I suppose some could have got out on a truck.
When you have the problem for real, it is very apparent. Anything copper/brass in the house turns jet black.
I have a friend who is fixing these houses and he has already done a few successfully.
Once you get all the drywall out, seal the block and replace all the carpets these houses stop toasting the copper and smelling bad.


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Re: Chinese drywall devices [Re: HotLine1] #192077 01/25/10 10:34 PM
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Florida and Louisiana are the main places that have the problem with Florida leading the pack. The other 2 gulf states have some. For some reason there is a pocket of Chinese drywall in Virginia (one truckload?). I bet it was just a ship load or two that landed in Tampa and New Orleans, based on the distribution. The reports from other states are so spotty and anecdotal that they may not even be the real problem. I suppose some could have got out on a truck.
[Linked Image from gfretwell.com]
When you have the problem for real, it is very apparent. Anything copper/brass in the house turns jet black.
I have a friend who is fixing these houses and he has already done a few successfully.
Once you get all the drywall out, seal the block and replace all the carpets these houses stop toasting the copper and smelling bad.


Greg Fretwell
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Greg:
Thanks for the info



John

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