Saturday, March 19, 2011

How bad is that bad drywall?

An announcement this week from HUD and the Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests the sulfur gases from defective drywall are not likely to damage wiring in houses as seriously as thought. However, Duane Marsteller of McClatchy reports there's criticism of both the science in the announcement and the resulting changed recommendation for houses with the problem. He reports the announcement may or may not change a court ruling currently in place that calls for replacing all wiring in affected housing that is part of a lawsuit. On the other hand it does bring the federal agencies' position more into line with recommendations of the National Association of Home Builders.

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