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    Question Drywall

    Hello,

    I am reading an article in a newspaper called Real Estate News about drywall. I am getting confused because it talks on Chinese drywall (Do not have a bad interpretation, my purpose is not to say that Chinese products are low quality), I looked in a dictionary but I am still stuck, I do not know in what kind of sort these wall are made.

    Nonetheless I am sure that a samaritan can help me to find a way which will permit myself to comprehend better this extract.

    Thanks a lot (Do not hesitate to correct me).

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    Re: Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I am reading an article in a newspaper called Real Estate News about drywall. I am getting confused because it talks on Chinese drywall (Do not have a bad interpretation, my purpose is not to say that Chinese products are low quality), I looked in a dictionary but I am still stuck, I do not know in what kind of sort these wall are made.

    Nonetheless I am sure that a samaritan can help me to find a way which will permit myself to comprehend better this extract.

    Thanks a lot (Do not hesitate to correct me).
    Maybe this can help you: 2009 Chinese drywall controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thanks a lot [Muchas Gracias Seņora]

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    Thanks a lot [Muchas Gracias Seņora]
    You're welcome!, but please call me "seņorita" I'm still young!

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    Re: Drywall

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    Are they related somehow? I guess not.
    Dry stone wall are also common in the north and in some islands in Spain.

    Thanks to your link I've learnt a new word, "mortar". Is it commonly used or can you use another word for the same concept?

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    Re: Drywall

    It depends what is used- cement is often used as a term.

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    Re: Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by MASM View Post
    Are they related somehow? I guess not.
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    Not at all. The non sequitur only occurred to me because they sound similar. And, as I believe the Great Wall of Chine was made without mortar, I misinterpreted 'Chinese drywall' completely until I followed the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Not at all. The non sequitur only occurred to me because they sound similar. And, as I believe the Great Wall of Chine was made without mortar, I misinterpreted 'Chinese drywall' completely until I followed the link!

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    Oh! I see, I'm sorry my link confused you..I seem to confuse people quite a lot these days .
    Last edited by MASM; 05-Apr-2010 at 18:11.

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    Re: Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It depends what is used- cement is often used as a term.
    But I guess they are not the same. Aren't they? I guess "mortar" has to be a mixture of something.

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