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Old 02-24-2012, 03:50 AM   #16
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the asbestos you can see wont hurt you its the microscopic fibers that will hurt you


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Old 05-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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I used a syringe to repeatedly inject a water+detergent solution beneath the tape, between the tape and the metal venting over the length of the pipe while I continually sprayed the outside of the tape with a spritzer bottle. Stuff came off easily.

Oh yeah, I wore a mask, gloves, old clothes, and double bagged everything to take to the HAZMAT disposal site.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:49 AM   #18
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Tough spot!

I have the same duct work problem. I am sending a sample to 'Pro-Lab' to verify the suspected asbestos. MIOSHA (Michigan OSHO) said it is best encapsulated rather than disturbed/removed. They also claimed that, if undisturbed, friable asbestos would not enter into the duct and even claimed the ducts could be professionally cleaned--contrary to what a duct cleaning service believed.

Given it is controlled by water & water mist, I'm wondering if a dehumidifier will help remove it from the air...and dumped down the drain. I assume it can be removed from the water supply...perhaps a better ideal is to pour into a hole in the yard and then covered with dirt? Asbestos will likely also be present in the dehumidifier filter...dispose and replace often.

Originally Posted by Etrace0921 View Post
Very good advice all. I too have asbestos tape around the seams of my duct work. My problem is that some of it is VERY stuck into the metal and/or extremely hard
to reach enough to remove. My question is would it be acceptable to seal in the asbestos tape with mastic instead of removing it?


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