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Old 01-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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Is this Asbestos? (Pics)

I found this wrapped around the ducts in my basement. Does it look like asbestos? My house is 1950's era.



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Old 01-19-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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Yep, sure looks like it to me. But to be certain you could take a sample out and have it tested.

When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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It's possible...but there were so many different products that had varying amounts of asbestos.

Getting it tested sounds right.
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Yes that certainly looks like asbestos to me. Asbestos crystals can become long and flexible and look like silky fibers which you have there. It can be made into a wide variety of forms one of which can be spun into yarn or woven into cloth and/ or braided into rope. The possibilities of this stuff are endless. If you still have doubts I would have it tested.
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Looks like it????
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
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Is that Knob & tube in the first photo with the light?

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