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Old 09-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Does this insulation contain asbestos? pic


Wanting to start demo, wondering if I need to worry about asbestos with this insulation that's all over my crawl space? Not sure when it was installed, but the house was built in 1910. Hoping it's easily identifiable.

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If you got doubts it would be a good idea to get it tested. Here is link with lots of info:http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Educat...s-In-The-Home/ According to the link home built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos insulation.

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Just looks like fiberglass to me.
Asbestos would be white fibers.
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Fiberglass batt from the '50-70's. Wear a mask/goggles/clothes against microscopic glass shards in lungs/eyes/skin. Shower cold water. Recycle the foil coverings...

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