Chinese drywall a big problem for hom...

Chinese drywall a big problem for homeowners in Orlando area

There are 36 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 9, 2009, titled Chinese drywall a big problem for homeowners in Orlando area. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Mara D'Angelo couldn't get rid of the rotten-egg smell throughout her newly purchased Winter Haven home.

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Chris

United States

#24 Jun 11, 2009
MikeP wrote:
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I believe the bill got signed requiring food products have to list their country of origin on the labeling. The lettuce may not be from China, but more often from not, it's not from anywhere in the US.
The US produces very little compared to what we use to. These days, the US is primarily in the various services businesses. I suspect this makes economic downturns even more painful for us. Even when times are tight, people still need stuff so they can survive. However, many services are more convienece than necessity.
I don't believe that bill passed. I know for meat it did not.

That being said, we import plenty of cheap farm hands from Mexico, so that keeps food prices down. Personally I wouldn't mind paying a little more for food if we would enforce our laws, but I don't know about others.
MikeP

Orlando, FL

#25 Jun 11, 2009
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>I don't believe that bill passed. I know for meat it did not.
That being said, we import plenty of cheap farm hands from Mexico, so that keeps food prices down. Personally I wouldn't mind paying a little more for food if we would enforce our laws, but I don't know about others.
Looks like the changes to include even meat was put through in the 2008 Farm Bill.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/cool

Was suppose to become active March 16, 2009.
The FAT Lady

Daytona Beach, FL

#26 Jun 11, 2009
maxfield wrote:
Are we all ready for a $20 head of lettuce?
It's going to happen whether you're ready or not. That's what happens when you spend a trillion dollars you don't have, double the money supply and monetize the debt. Thanks, Obama!
MikeP

Orlando, FL

#27 Jun 11, 2009
The FAT Lady wrote:
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It's going to happen whether you're ready or not. That's what happens when you spend a trillion dollars you don't have, double the money supply and monetize the debt. Thanks, Obama!
So, you are saying the previous administration had all the money it spent?
he-rocks

Loxahatchee, FL

#28 Jun 11, 2009
yea more depth needed
Chris

United States

#29 Jun 11, 2009
MikeP wrote:
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Looks like the changes to include even meat was put through in the 2008 Farm Bill.
http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/cool
Was suppose to become active March 16, 2009.
I'll be, guess it did get snuck in there. Haven't seen any labels yet. Except lamb, which always seemed to say 'New Zealand'...
The FAT Lady

Daytona Beach, FL

#30 Jun 12, 2009
MikeP wrote:
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So, you are saying the previous administration had all the money it spent?
Not at all.

I'm saying that it only took BO a few months to spend more than W did over EIGHT YEARS, a span that included terrorist attacks, TWO wars, and a massive reconstruction.

I'm saying that monetizing the debt is irresponsible, and will lead to hyperinflation.

GM went bankrupt anyway. Chrysler belongs to the Italians now. And the Uigars are living a life on luxury in Bermuda paid for by your blood sweat and tears.
Chris

Orlando, FL

#31 Jun 13, 2009
The FAT Lady wrote:
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Not at all.
I'm saying that it only took BO a few months to spend more than W did over EIGHT YEARS, a span that included terrorist attacks, TWO wars, and a massive reconstruction.
I'm saying that monetizing the debt is irresponsible, and will lead to hyperinflation.
GM went bankrupt anyway. Chrysler belongs to the Italians now. And the Uigars are living a life on luxury in Bermuda paid for by your blood sweat and tears.
ACtually, we're still seeing deflation.

And Obama spent more than Bush did in 8 years??? Something is wrong with your math.
HUM

United States

#32 Jun 13, 2009
Why don't we just send THEM some poisoned stuff? Maybe that'll teach them!
HUM

United States

#33 Jun 13, 2009
test
brian

Pompano Beach, FL

#35 Jun 14, 2009
Fat Albert wrote:
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To see if you have Chinese drywall go in attic look at drywall to see if any chinese writing, take cover off outlet to see if black on copper. Talk with neighbors. I just purchased a home built in 2004 by Mercedes Homes. I researched on google and found no signs of the drywall. However, I was going to offer on a home in Errol Estates in Apopka and it had an a paper stating that home had chinese drywall that I had to sign. I ran from that house. A home inspection does not check for it either. I believe Lennar in south florida used a bunch of it. I forgot the total but it was over one million square feet of Chinese drywall in South Florida.
Sorry Alert, try a million pieces or 48 million sq. ft.(4' x 12' boards, all 1/2" thickness) My understanding is that in residential construction ALL ceiling drywall and walls between garage and main house is 5/8" thickness and NO 5/8" drywall was shipped from China as it doesn't meet and UL assemblies required for these applications. The simple fact is that there is simply not enough insurance money to take care of this problem, period. So what should we do? Will congress declare this a national emergency and get FEMA involved. Estimates have stated the cost nationally could be 1 trillion!! Looks like another taxpayer bailout! Why not stop paying the Chinese interest on the debt they are holding...if that doesn't work, just start deducting it from the principal debt China is holding. Unfortunately, our elected officials don't have the courage to do this.
MikeP

Orlando, FL

#36 Jun 15, 2009
The FAT Lady wrote:
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Not at all.
I'm saying that it only took BO a few months to spend more than W did over EIGHT YEARS, a span that included terrorist attacks, TWO wars, and a massive reconstruction.
I'm saying that monetizing the debt is irresponsible, and will lead to hyperinflation.
GM went bankrupt anyway. Chrysler belongs to the Italians now. And the Uigars are living a life on luxury in Bermuda paid for by your blood sweat and tears.
It definately did not help that as government realized the economy was circling the drain, it decided some businesses were "too big to fail". Once that mentality got started, the every business that could was jumping on the band wagon and milking it for every dime they can lobby.

Sadly, both administrations contributed to this black hole.
jillma

United States

#37 Jun 16, 2009
Does anyone know if all Knauf drywall is made in China?
MikeP

Orlando, FL

#38 Jun 16, 2009
jillma wrote:
Does anyone know if all Knauf drywall is made in China?
It would appear that may be the company at the heart of this issue.

http://www.businesspundit.com/knauf-drywall-f...
Daryl Taylor

Fort White, FL

#39 Jun 16, 2009
We live in North Florida in Live Oak. We built our house in 2006 and have found that we have the Chinese drywall in our home. We have already replaced our A/C coil and have hade year round allergy problems and a lot of nausea. We also suffer from fatigue. We have contacted an attorney and an inspection company which is to come inspect our home tomorrow, June 17. Just wanted to let you know the problem exist in North Florida also.
Ramsrock

Saint Petersburg, FL

#40 Jun 3, 2014
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
The Bush administration relaxed regulations on industry, including imports. Needless to say, this was a failure, represented by the stream of poison pet food, human food, toys and drywall. One of the first things the Obama administration did was tighten this up.
When will liberal idiots stop blaming Bush....Obama is bringing this country to its knees and he gets free pass after free pass. What is wrong with you people? Are you American or a NATO zombie?

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