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Must I remove asbestos from my heating vents?

I've got an old house with some asbestos tape on the heating vents, and some old floor tiles which are asbestos suspects as well; duct cleaning firms won't do cleaning on the vents with the tape ...
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Is this asbestos? (South korea)

School in South Korea removed asbestos over the past few weeks. Now I am all paranoid. Is this asbestos? Found these dime-sized chunks by my desk. Higher resolution images are available here: http:...
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what is my risk of asbestos exposure due to a previous drywall work?

A few years ago my parents did some work on an interior drywall in our house (built in 1987) [US]. Now I wonder if I might've been exposed to asbestos and I'm freaking out. On the bright side, I was ...
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Asbestos Exposure, need help!

I am renovating a home built in 1979 which had ~100sqft of vinyl tiles from the ~90s in the kitchen. I didnt realize there was vinyl sheeting under the tiles and decided to cut the vinyl tile into ~...
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Is it safe to use an HVAC system even though the duct wrap contains asbestos?

In our rental house the furnace ducts are very dirty. We brought an expert to clean it, but he said he just won't do it because the tape around the ducts (in the attic) is probably asbestos. After ...
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Potential asbestos exposure from adding screws to drywall?

My father manually screwed in two self-tapping screws into drywall that most likely contains asbestos in the compound. It was in a garage in a house built in 1976. It was actually those hooks that you ...
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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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What dangers are there with disturbed asbestos drywall?

We had a repipe job done on our home 5 years ago. I was stupid and did not research the company before they destroyed drywall throughout the house. After the pipes were replaced they informed me ...
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How to read an asbestos report

Someone help me out here. I had 3 samples taken as labeled on the results. I'm finding it difficult to decipher the report from the lap.
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What type of clothing is required when working around asbestos?

I find myself exploring environments rich in Asbestos, the specific type of asbestos appears to be both pipes and potentially the cladding around them (steam pipes etc), occasionally broken sheets as ...
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How can I seal the edges of a linoleum floor that possibly contains asbestos?

The linoleum floor in my kitchen was installed extremely poorly (long before I started renting the apartment). Many of the edges are curling and in some places, it was not cut to the correct size and ...
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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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Laying Tile Over Asbestos Floor Tile

In my laundry room, I've got asbestos floor tile. (The house was built in 1967.) The tile is laid on the concrete slab. Is it possible to lay ceramic penny tile over the asbestos tile if I put down ...
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Tips To Inspect/ Popcorn ceilings

My wife and I are considering buying a house that was built in the 1960s and has acoustic "popcorn" ceilings. I want to know if there is a cheap, effective way to do a home asbestos test. I'm still ...
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Could this wall material contain asbestos?

I'm new here and I guess it's not the greatest thing to be asking, but any thoughts if this wall material could have asbestos in it? I'm really not sure what this wall material is. Thank you to ...
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How can I remove residual adhesive that may contain asbestos from wood?

Our house has two bedrooms in which the previous owners installed vinyl tile over wood flooring (how ironic is this: it's wood-grained pattern tile over beautiful, real wood). We want to remove the ...
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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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Is this Asbestos?

I've found this flat panel in my garden (1 x 1.5 meters, thickness approximately 0.5 cm): Is this Asbestos? I'm in Bali where asbestos cement is still widely used. It's not friable.
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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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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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Asbestos Concerns [duplicate]

I am performing a renovation of my upstairs bathroom, which initially had carpet. After pulling up the carpet, I discovered vinyl flooring, which was adhered to a plywood subfloor. Although I was ...
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What is this fabric tape made out of?

Any ideas what is this fabric tape on my cool air return ductwork? High res close-up Some of it is separating or worse falling off of the duct work on the cool air return to my forced-air gas ...