Learn Circuit Fu, the ancient lost art of appliance repair…

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
  • Announcements

    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      [Webinar] Basic Refrigeration Sealed System Thermodynamics   09/21/2017

      See this calendar event for details:                   
    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      Webinar Recordings Index Page   09/21/2017

      One of the benefits of your Professional Appliantologist membership is that you can attend the regular, live training webinars and you have access to the recordings as well. So if you can't make it to the live webinar, catch the recording at your convenience. The webinar recordings are conveniently listed for you on the Webinar Recordings Index Page.   

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Budget Appliance Repair

Interesting news story!!!!! Sulfur gas from drywall

Recommended Posts

Budget Appliance Repair   
Budget Appliance Repair

I saw this news story and remembered a topic that was discussed awhile back about refrigerator copper tubing rotting out from sulfur in the water from wells, (I believe something one of the manufactures told someone to get out of warranty repair on a sealed system).  Sounded like total BS to me but maybe there is some truth to it, but not all coming from the water supply?

Chinese-made drywall ruining homes, owners say:

"Gas emitted from defective drywall corrodes copper wiring, turning it black, some Florida homeowners say."

 http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/18/chinese.drywall/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

gpedens   
gpedens

Drywall or sheet rock or other brand names is made from gypsum or calcium sulfate (CaSO4) be it made in the US, Canada, China, etc.   I wonder if they are using added fillers such as coal ash from power plants and desulfurization that contain calcium sulfide (CaS) and or calcium sulfite (CaSO3)?  Of cousre it could be it is just naturally mined that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Samurai Appliance Repair Man   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

[user=36]Budget Appliance Repair[/user] wrote:

I saw this news story and remembered a topic that was discussed awhile back about refrigerator copper tubing rotting out from sulfur in the water from wells, (I believe something one of the manufactures told someone to get out of warranty repair on a sealed system).  Sounded like total BS to me but maybe there is some truth to it, but not all coming from the water supply?

That is a very astute connection of effects from seemingly different causes, Willie B! You got me scratching my head, too. :headscratch:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AlboGator   
AlboGator

I just sat here and spend about 15 min typing up a quasi explanation of this when my browser crashed. (Anyone else have problems since the last firefox update?) Basically a chemical engineer told me the main ingredient of sheetrock is a by product of something they make all the time but could never bond it together. Then some genius figured out how to bond it with sulfur somethingorother to make sheetrock. The sulfur somethingorother is let out into the house corroding the wiring and whatnot. Sounds like some pretty bad stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdog   
kdog

I have seen the effects of "sulphur water" on sealed system parts- there was a fridge that haunted many of the techs here as it required numerous sealed system repairs over a period of 10 or so years (service contract), The copper would turn black and become comprimised and leak.

The water in the house was from a well which contained H2S and it generally raised havoc with many of their items.

I'd be moving, personally.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kdog   
kdog

Oddly enough, I usually get the blame for the odors that occur in my house, and all along I've said it's the water!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites