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Old 08-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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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?


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is this asbestos insulation?


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.


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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?
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is this asbestos insulation?


No. Just basing my opinion on the look of it.
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Looks like old rockwool insulation used many years ago...

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


Most likely, not.

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


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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