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Old 09-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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Probably not. This is the list from mesothelioma.com of the products that contained asbestos http://www.mesothelioma.com/asbestos...ure/companies/ I know that the Gypsum board used in my home did not, because it was made by USG (U.S. Gypsum). How did I find that out, it was stamped all over the backside of the board, and we could see it from the basement without tearing down a wall, where the product stamp was available to find that info.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #17
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Appreciate the thorough responses, I'll take some precaution and see if I can find a chunk with some markings. My father (retired contractor/architect) insists there is no asbestos either.
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If you go to mestheloma.com and do a search for the company name, it should return back a result.
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If there is asbestos it won't be in the gypsum board, it will be in the masonry product that covers the gypsum board.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #20
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Check the link I posted bud. National Gypsum was one of the companies that used a Gypsum board type product, that contained Asbestos.


"Many of these products were marketed under the "Gold Bond" brand name. Potentially dangerous National Gypsum products that contained asbestos included wallboard"
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No manf. Stamps on my board, just "06256BK" it is also in 16" wide sheets. Numbers could be a date code? 56' and the house was built in 59'?

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Upon some google search for "bk" gypsum, there is a company called b.k. Plaster and gypsum corp over in Thailand. This company does not show up on that website. This all could be a guess though.

Edit 2: they may have been established in 1999 so maybe a dead end.

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So in case anyone cares or as reference for future diy'ers. that type of wall cover has zero asbestos in the sample that i sent to the lab. granted every type and every place is difference but in my case, MY rock-lath, plaster, and skim coat contained no asbestos fibers.

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