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    Confused asbestos?

    Just had a home inspection on my '73 mobilehome, one comment he had was the HVAC crossover duct in the crawlspace area is wrapped with suspected
    asbestos material. Curious as to when asbestos was banned? If this is asbestos, what material would be used to replace it? No matter what it is, it will be replaced as he said it has some tearing.
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    one of two ways to deal with asbestos

    Encapsulate-----seal it

    or

    remove it

    all I see is the tape.


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    Could be aboestos paper under the tape.

    The pipe can be wrapped with insulation after the Abestos is removed, or sealed.
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    as the plumber said this won't be cheap
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    looks to me like someone already encapsulated it --

    anyway, it is such a small amount -- remove it -- put into heavy duty garbage bag & that into another --
    Outside bag should be painted " ASBESTOS" -- give as hazardous waste to your local dump --

    in fact, here I did not even have to label the bag!
    for a 10x18" sheet from my Daughter"s house

    99% of the problem is hype -- scare tatics

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    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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    I live in San Diego, CA...when we were discussing it with the home inspector he didn't poopoo the idea of removing it ourselves, but I wanted a bit more input before digging into it. So when it's off, a foil tape or heavy duty duct tape sufficient to replace it? I presume this just covers joints in the ducting?

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    ask Superman -- or anyone else with X-ray eyes --

    ie: we can not make even a poor guess --
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

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    IMO, use a pumpup style sprayer and saturate with water before removing. Had a specialist in asbestos removal teach me that a few years back. Some old gravity furnaces used to be encased in that stuff and we used to just go in and rip them out. Hope I don't pay for not knowing better in the old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinmantu View Post
    IMO, use a pumpup style sprayer and saturate with water before removing. Had a specialist in asbestos removal teach me that a few years back. Some old gravity furnaces used to be encased in that stuff and we used to just go in and rip them out. Hope I don't pay for not knowing better in the old days.
    you can legally throw it in the trash, as a HO

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    It amazes me how as a group we push the use of professionals and some of you turn around and tell the HO that go ahead and do it yourself.

    The long term affect of exposure is not hype, and should not be taken lightly.

    In Ga a HO can remove and dispose of ACM, it is geared to transite siding and other non friable’s. a friable is an item that can be broken apart /crumbled between your fingers

    i cannot comment on yours from the picture.

    Get a accredited inspector and have it sampled. Then make an informed decision.

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    Thumbs down No!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by slimwoodie View Post
    you can legally throw it in the trash, as a HO

    Most likely, technically, you as a HO could dispose of this in with the household trash, but that would be highly irresponsible rather than spending some $$ and disposing of it as hazardous waste. The garbage man has enough concerns with unknown waste materials in the garbage, let alone asbestos. Save a little money now and cause others future health problems, or spend some money to effectively deal with this asbestos (professional removal or encapsulation).
    Just my thoughts on the matter.

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