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Do Knockdown texture walls and ceilings usually contain asbestos?

My girlfriend recently has asked me to undertake some DIY work around her house for her parents. Now if have a respirator that protects from any dust or airborne hazardous material. Problem I’m ...
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Drilling holes to install shelves and came across this material. Is it Asbestos?

I live in the UK and I am installing some shelves in the cupboard under the stairs and I'm wondering if the material I'm drilling into is dangerous. It is the Party Wall between two houses.
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How likely is it that my 1980 home has asbestos in the drywall?

I live in a townhome and water leaked from the 2nd floor to the ground floor and caused water damage to the ceiling drywall on the lower floor. I would like to fix it myself. According to this, there ...
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Is the fibrous material on the back of this wallboard asbestos?

Hi all. Just smashed this through. Is it asbestos? House is UK built 1982. Please help. I'm having huge anxiety about this. Thank you
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Does this look like loose fill Asbestos?

I found some type of loose-fill insulation stuffed behind standard fiberglass insulation while cleaning up my basement. The home was built in 1947 and I'm not sure if what I found is Asbestos (see ...
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Likelihood of asbestos under newer ceiling texture?

Edit: Adding some up-front clarification because people seem to be fixating on the "asbestos" part of this question. This is what I am asking for: help determining what prior work may have been done ...
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Is the gray insulance material asbestos? [closed]

This is a furnace room. Is the gray insulation material (on the wall and above the pipes) asbestos?
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Household Wire Insulation (Asbestos Risk?)

So I am redoing light fixtures in my 1946 house located in the USA. I guess I'm overly scared of asbestos, and just wondering on your opinion if this household branch wire is asbestos containing. It ...
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Material likely to contain asbestos?

In basement, nailed into ceiling joists. Could be old tile / ceiling material?
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Does the cloth jacket on my wiring contain asbestos?

I grabbed this photo from another Q&A of the same wiring in my house. It is labelled Diamond DTX NM 600V. It looks like cloth wrapped wiring. Does anyone know anything about asbestos with it? ...
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Could this tube insulation be asbestos

I just need some opinions on this. I saw this outside my apartment (see picture attached below) and saw the pipe insulation outside my door just opposite at the neighbour's side (I just moved into new ...
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Asbestos cleaning and removing

Situation is a sticky one for sure. My father did renovation downstairs all on his own because he is a big money saver. He decided that it would be a great idea to completely remove all the old 12x12 ...
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Is this hard floor mat in our closet made from asbestos?

The house was built in 1930 and this mat is in an unfinished closet, it's about 2 1/2' x 6'. It's not glued down and I could literally pick it up and take it out of the house if I wanted. But it is ...
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What type of material is this and do I have a leak?

I just bought a 1923 home in Cleveland, OH, and had a weird problem with the flooring in the half bath on the main floor. As you can see from the photos, there is not only a bulge in the flooring, ...
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What is the best way to paint an asbestos tile floor?

I have a studio (1000 sq/ft) where the floor is covered by asbestos tiles, these tiles were previously covered by carpet that I removed. I am planning to paint the floor to secure it. What would you ...
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Does this look like asbestos insulation?

Found some spare bits of it in the attic, was curious what it is. Fibre glass?
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Is my plan to safely remove asbestos siding sound?

After reading a some other questions I haven't found an answer similar enough for what I'm thinking about doing. So here goes. Full disclosure up front. Before I even touch a single siding shingle, ...
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Material containing asbestos in Toronto apartment [closed]

I'm moving to a new building in Toronto, and received this letter: In 2005, the Ontario government introduced a new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act regulating the ...
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House build in late 1960s- Western gypsum drywall-asbestos

Wondering if Western Gypsum dryall products contained asbestos. Am planning to take for testing, just looking for a quick answer or link to a list of Canadian products that contained asbestos.
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Do I have to remove asbestos tiles in my house before applying epoxy floor coating?

I have the old style VCT asbestos tiles in my den and want to install an epoxy coating. Do I have to pay someone to remove the tiles first? Is there an alternative?
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How dangerous are these cracking tiles if they contain asbestos?

See attached image. These tiles are in the common area of my apartment building. As you can see, there is significant cracking. My building was built in the 60's, I know that the 9-inch tiles in my ...
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Is it possible to remove tile that is the third layer of flooring on top of asbestos tiles?

We are planning on tearing out our upstairs bathroom and relocating it so we make room for an extra bedroom. The bathroom is in really bad shape: last remodel was in the late 80's, but at some point ...
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Is this stuff in my furnace toxic?

I am in the process of removing an old coal furnace. after removing the natural gas conversion kit I now see some type of loose filler or insulation which was present around the conversion kit pipe. ...
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Asbestos risk in my roof? What is this material?

I'm a homeowner in London, and have recently started losing sleep over something. Hoping somebody can shed some light! Our next door neighbours are having their roof redone, and some manner of ...
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Asbestos in Spackle - what now?

We purchased a house built in the 60's about a month ago. Had a general inspection done prior to going to contract and was told that there were no red flags seen regarding Asbestos. Insulation: ...
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Should drywall with 'non-friable' asbestos be replaced?

I'm in the process of purchasing a home, and was just informed that the drywall likely contains asbestos. However, this asbestos is non-friable. One room needs a lot of sanding/patching/repainting, ...
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Does this wall tile's mortar contain asbestos?

I have some missing tiles behind my sink cabinet and had to clean up some pile of crumbled material from this mortar. This is an old house but the bathroom tiles could have been remodeled since the ...
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Should I be worried about asbestos on this pipe?

Another risky materials question here (from a potential Asbestos paranoid): I have a laundry room at my rent which has an AC pipe topped over PVC extension as can be in the added pictures. Does the ...
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Is it asbestos?

At my workplace, right above my head, I have noticed a broken hole in the acoustic plaster ceiling (see pic1 below). As can be seen in the attached closeup (see pic 2 below) it has couple of inner ...
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How to encapsulate asbestos around water heater exhaust pipe and cinderblock wall?

It was brought to my attn that there's asbestos insulation around the exhaust pipe of my water heater. I planned to have an energy audit on the house which involves creating negative room pressure ...
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How to identify type of asbestos used in home?

How can I tell if the asbestos used in my home is amosite (brown), crocidolite (blue), chrysotile (white), actinolite, anthophyllite, or tremolite? Also, how would I know if it was used, say, just in ...
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Asbestos in older homes

I suspect the home I am living in has used some asbestos in is walls. Asbestos causes a serious lung condition in the long run. How can I tell if asbestos was used? What if it is not on the surface of ...
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Does the inter-floor insulation in my 1911 home contain asbestos?

I have a house that was built in 1911. I am renovating the 1st floor bathroom (removing drywall, plaster, then lath boards. While removing the plaster in the ceiling I noticed that there is some ...
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I'm worried my old house has asbestos

My floor in my old house I'm worried is asbestos and was dusty from some remodeling. There was a part that was chipped on the floor. We moved and I'm wondering a few things: How can I find out if the ...
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Are these Asbestos Fibers?

I live in an apt complex built in the 60s. In my HVAC closet, I found chunks, including one like this, in the picture. Does this look like asbestos fiber under the paper?
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Do HEPA or P-100 filtered respirators sufficiently protect against asbestos?

Are respirators fitted with HEPA or P-100 filtered cartridges safe for DIY work, possibly in the presence of asbestos in the attic and roof? I'm in California, USA, but this Minnesota (USA) Department ...
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What does this asbestos remediation report mean?

What does this asbestos testing result mean? Background: My wife and I are looking to buy a house built in the 1950s. The seller disclosed that they have had an asbestos abatement done and health ...
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Best way to get rid of ceramic tiles over an asbestos tiled floor

Just moved house and would like to re-do the kitchen. It looks like the previous owner has cemented ceramic tiles straight over an asbestos tiled floor! I'd like to get rid of the ceramic tile without ...
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Is acoustical texture in HVAC ducts an asbestos concern?

We bought a house 3 years ago - it was built in 1972. Most of the textured ceilings were already removed, except for a few. I recently noticed the texture actually extends behind the wall-mounted ...
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Asbestos ceiling tiles or not? [closed]

Recently I saw a documentary about asbestos and it freaked me out a little. The reason is that in 2012 some friends and I visited an old and abandoned amusement park to do an airsoft battle. At the ...
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Can tile glue for wall tiles contain asbestos?

I've got some ceramic tiles I removed for a bathroom remodel. Home was built in 1967 so asbestos was a concern, the floor tiles are vinyl 8x8" and possibly contain asbestos so I am leaving those there ...
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Understanding an asbestos test report?

My elderly mother had the insulation in her attic tested and we are having difficulty understanding the report. The company that suggested the test says its bad but we are not sure if they are just ...
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What to use to encapsulate asbestos tile in basement?

we have asbestos tile (or lead?, the inspector told my girlfriend not to remove it). We want to put vinyl plank right on top of the tile. Does anyone know what we should use to try to encapsulate ...
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Hello I need help interpreting results from a sample taken in garage ceiling

Hello I need help interpreting results from a sample taken in garage ceiling. The gypse was covered with a cement coating . The results I will post indicate less than 1% Actinolite. What does this ...
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Cover vinyl asbestos floor tile without making later flooring harder

I have a kitchen with 9"x9" vinyl floor tiles that I have just found out contain asbestos. Though they are at first glance in sound condition (only a very few small chips, all well-adhered, etc), ...
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Does this look like asbestos? [closed]

Does this look like asbestos to you? It is located in my wash room in the apartment that I am currently living in.
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Is this asbestos insulation?

I was removing some panels in the garage of the house that I rent, and found one wall filled with insulation, at first I thought of mineral wool but as it all fell in crumbles I'm afraid it might be ...
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How can I tell if my vinyl floor is inlaid or contains asbestos?

I'm removing the flooring sheets from an apartment, and I'd like to figure out whether it's linoleum (as we've been calling it this whole time) or vinyl sheets or what else. Here a picture (more can ...
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Removal Asbestos Siding or Cover

Looking at a house that appears to have asbestos cement siding. I'm wondering if this is something I can do myself with care. I've read the following. Disturb as little as possible. Don't Crack tiles ...
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Asbestos in 2005 pellet stove?

After removing the brick liner for cleaning, I found a rectangle of white insulation behind the center liner panel. The manual says removal of the panel and vacuuming behind it are part of annual ...