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Old 07-18-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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so I found out I have asbestos ducting in my Attic... Before I bought my house it appears that someone had stepped on the ducts and cracked through a few. It's a kind of silver outside that looks like card board material and white tape at the connections. Only the silver parts are disturbed not the white.. I plan on havin the ducting removed properly and ill replace it but I wanted to wait till its cooler to do it. Here's my question can I use the a/c with that ducting for a couple months or am I putting myself at risk... Common sense tells me don't use it but I wanted to hear what you guys had to say... Thanks

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so I found out I have asbestos ducting in my Attic... Before I bought my house it appears that someone had stepped on the ducts and cracked through a few.
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Common sense tells me those cracked stepped-on ducts have been blowing asbestos particles all through the entire house. Why on earth would some idiot use asbestos in ductwork even in the 60s when it was well known and documented asbestos is deadly and THE worst place in the world to put it is right where they did- a pressurized air duct in a home!

I guess if it was me, I'd move out of that house tonight and dump it on the real estate sales rolls for whatever loss it took to get out from under that thing.

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RWolff has got it right. Get you and your family out of there as soon as humanly possible. Hell, I would pitch a tent on my front lawn before staying inside that house one minute more it is just not worth the risk. The bad part about this is that even if you go to sell it you have to disclose the asbestos so you are basically stuck with the home until it is taken care of and the entire house cleaned by a professional abatement company.
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