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Old 12-02-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Another asbestos question


I tried to send this earlier but pushed the wrong button. I know for a FACT that a HOMEOWNER is LEGALLY allowed to remove the asbestos siding from his residencial home as long as it does not house five or more families, in the state of Pennsylvania. The EPA has no juridiction over this type of abatement. I am just trying to locate a legal, proper landfill or dump that will handle the debri. I also know that the shigles must be loaded in extremely heave duty, probably 3mil, and then the bags must be marked aswe to what is contained in them. As long as no one CUTS or DRILLS the asbestos siding, there is now powder escaping into the air. The powder is the KILLER. My living area is in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. Any help???????????

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Another asbestos question


And your question is?

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Another asbestos question


Homeowner can do own abatement but must follow guidelines.

Abatement requires 6 mil bags, labeled as containing asbestos. Available online but expensive.

Do a search of landfills in your area. Call them asking if they take asbestos. If the first one doesn't ask him who does. You will need a special permit and the dump sells it to you prior to you bringing out the bags. .

Several years ago I took out asbestos covered heating ducts in one of my rentals. The only dump that could take it was 40 miles away. When we got there they had us drop the bags on the ground with all the other waste! No special treatment...
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Another asbestos question


Doesn't this need double bagging?
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Doesn't this need double bagging?
Yes 2-6 mil bags.

Guidelines are on the net.
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You are the second person asking if it needs double bagging. That could be true. I think I am going to contact the EPA directly and ask them. I am a retired construction worker and do remember seeing clear heavy duty plastic bags that were printed in black saying that these bags contained asbestos. But I do not recall them being any heavier than 3 mils each. They just appeared to be the size of a bag that might fit into a 55 gallon drum. Actually I had gotten some off a job one time for home trash before realizing that I had to rebag those bags into darker bags so as to not upset the world with the printing om the bags

Last night I tried to reply to someone that asked about drilling asbestos so that he could mount his outside shutters. Apparently I took too long to answer and was told i was no longer logged in. If someone doesn't mind here is a shortened excerpt.

Hold the shutter at the elevation level and plumb that you want it. Have another person using a sharp pointed pencil scribe a line on the asbestos tight across the top of the shutter towards the right to corner. Then do the same thing downward from that top right corner on the asbestos. While the shutter holder is still holding have the other person do the same markings on the top left side. Then take a break. Most shutters are already predrilled for the screw anchors. If not predrill your own holes but be uniform. Then using a folding rule or a 12 inch desk rule measure from the right verticle side of the shutter itself to the center of the predrilled hole on the shutter. Use a note pad to make a notation that this pertains to the right side mesurement. Then do the same trick to measure down on the shutter itself to that same hole. Make a note of that too. Then using your measuring stick begin to measure on the asbestos wall at the top corner and across where the top horizontal line was drawn to the dimension that you took when measuring from the right side of of the shutter. Whatever that number was put a dot or X at that point. BE PRECISE. Now take a level and lining up vertically on the mark just made on the top horizontal line plumb the level down about 6" & scribe a pencil mark on the wall. Now using the 2nd mark from measuring from the shutter top down, use your rule again and place another dot or X at that location. Use the level again and scribe a line from the last dot or X but holding the level LEVEL over to the vertical scribed line on the right

Do all of the above on the top left side. Then using ducttape or some good masking tape place a piece of tape over where you think the intersecting holes would be. If not sure, use the level again on the horizontal and vertical until the lines meet. That becomes asecure drilling location. Just do the two top holes first & using longer screws begin securing the 1st shutter. Do not screw in tight. Leave enough space so that the bottome part of the shutter can be pushed against the wall and the hole marked with a pencil, then the bottom part can be pulled away long enought to instal tape at the bottom hole locatings. It is then safe to drill right thru the shutter into the asbestos.

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