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Old 09-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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Kitchen range hood pipe/duct insulation and so on


Dear all, thanks again for reading my question.

We have a old kitchen hood pipe/duct which looks like this:



Quick questions:
1. Does that pipe/duct look like asbestos? If so is there any health concern about this?

2. If there is a health concern, what's the best way to fix this? If there is no health concern, how can we make it look nicer? I mean can we use aluminum foil to just wrap it up and then tape it?? Thoughts or comments?

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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No expert but unless you tamper and release particles you should be ok. But if it is, technically should be dealt with by expert. Your pic is to blurry to get a good idea as to what it really is,could be mastic?

Can you post better picture?

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Old 10-09-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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I clicked on the pic and I can see a lot more detail in the larger version. Dont know what it is, but I can see it well!

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Yes that small picture was meant to be a thumbnail and you can click on the picture to see a larger picture. Just a quick FYI.
AlleyG thank you for point this out...
We talked to a handyman and he suggest to put a wooden board to block it (sort of creating a small compartment, instead of wrapping the duct with foil paper (or whatever materials that people use to wrap water heater ducts)... thoughts or comments about this approach?? thanks!
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OK the contractor friend of mine helped me to put a new duct in, here is a "AFTER" photo, hope this can help someone who has similar problems:
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