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Old 05-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #31
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I'm attaching a link for you to read. This has been a huge problem in florida. Educate yourself with this information.
http://www.freep.com/article/20090521/NEWS15/90521093

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Old 05-22-2009, 10:40 PM   #32
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how are you? it sounds to me like it's " drywall imported from china" i would follow up on the posted link pronto.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:18 AM   #33
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This post started in 2006. Im doubting it was foreign made dry wall. The original poster has not been back since 2007, so Im guessing she got it figured it out.
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Joe, thanks for the article. But my house was bulit almost 20 yrs ago. I assume with drywall made in the USA. Why the odor was activated my ceiling being painting is beyond me. Hope that covering the odor with oil based paint is safe.

I live in Ijamsville MD and the builder was Jay Associates who is now gone. The person who originally painted the house for the builder was the one who painted the ceiling 18 yrs later. He is a friend and very experienced. We were all dumbfounded as he used the same paint at my folk's house. Crazy or what?
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:17 AM   #35
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the Chinese defective/poisonous drywall was on ABC news recently as well as other media outlets.Google it.This one guy on abc was saying they would have to strip from his house all the drywall and plumbing and electrical that is ruined by the chemicals in the drywall.
Apparently after Katrina there was a huge shortage of drywall so they really ramped up the importation of this junk.
Also it was selling for 3$ vs 6$ for usa made drywall.Symptoms of sickness,nausea and cutlery tarnishing to black or something!They say 500 million sq ft of this china junk was sold here and that millions of homes are affected.Oh brother.

As for spraying your carpets with Teflon...Teflon is a huge carcinogen.Dont use teflon coated cookware or Teflon in any other form.Google it.
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Several weeks age I had two rooms textured. The drywall was old and established. After the texture was sprayed I could smell a vomit smell in the rooms textured.

The contractor commented that the smell would go away after the walls were painted. I used "Kilz 2" and sealed in one of the rooms yesterday. The smell is still lingering in the room today.

The contractors apparently know about the problem of the smell from my experience. I have had walls textured before without the smell.

I read recently about the foul smell with Chinese wallboard which became an issue in this country after Hurricane Katrina. Hopefully the contractors are not using Chinese tainted wallboard compound to texture with.

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No mention of what the smell is like just fowl. If its a rotten egg smell than the chinese drywall is probably the culpret as sulpher seems to be the problem
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I mentioned a vomit smell in the first sentence, I believe. It is that or perhaps a sour smell. I am hoping the sealer will get rid of the smell eventually.
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Funny, I just saw that Consumerist had an article on this today...

http://consumerist.com/2010/05/this-...omes-from.html


Hope this helps.
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It is May 2010 and I still have a faint "ghost" odor in rm where ceiling smelled from painting it with McCormick paint 2 yrs ago. After it was sealed with Kilz oil based and then repainted it was better, but STILL slightly there!
I could not get up the pg sent to me by Joe.

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