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joseph2293 08-29-2011 08:36 PM

is this asbestos insulation?
 
I didnt even think about it until i had it bagged...seems like its fiberglass and i know asbestos can be stretched which this just breaks apart but im more curious then anything...does this look like asbestos insulation?

http://pic90.picturetrail.com:80/VOL.../398279758.jpg

Handyservices 08-29-2011 08:46 PM

Looks like old rockwool insulation used many years ago...

I would use a good respirator and long sleeves when dealing with the stuff, then gooseneck-tape-seal-it in regular black contractor bags for good measure.

joseph2293 08-30-2011 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handyservices (Post 717584)
Looks like old rockwool insulation used many years ago...

I would use a good respirator and long sleeves when dealing with the stuff, then gooseneck-tape-seal-it in regular black contractor bags for good measure.

i used just a respirator used for dusty environments...i did a little research and if its rockwool there is a very slim chance of it containing asbestos since rockwool is a man-made material...

are you pretty certain that its rockwool?

Handyservices 08-30-2011 05:45 PM

No. Just basing my opinion on the look of it.

oh'mike 08-30-2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handyservices (Post 717584)
Looks like old rockwool insulation used many years ago...

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My vote is the same----nasty itchy but not asbestos.

Windows on Wash 08-30-2011 06:32 PM

Most likely, not.

Treat it as such when it comes to PPE regardless. Fiberglass is not much better for you.

joseph2293 08-30-2011 08:06 PM

thanks for the posts...there wasn't much of it there just in the sill areas around my finished basement...kinda freaked me out though a little bit


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