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Old 07-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Need to add Hvacs to two bedrooms, need to add the duct work through the attic. I took pic of the insulation of the attic. Do you think it is asbestos insulation?

This house was built in 1950.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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It looks awfully suspicious. I would get it tested before you stir around in it.

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Looks like cellulose to me. Post a closer in pic.
But bottom line is you'll only get an educated guess here. The only way you will know for sure is get it tested.
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mmm educated guess would be very helpful ... thanx everyone!!
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I don't follow. What possible use would an educated guess be to you? Many products from 1950 contained asbestos, many did not. It is impossible to determine if a given product contains asbestos without a laboratory test, regardless of how educated you are.
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I don't follow. What possible use would an educated guess be to you? Many products from 1950 contained asbestos, many did not. It is impossible to determine if a given product contains asbestos without a laboratory test, regardless of how educated you are.
Agreed. There are many labs that will test a sample for less than $30.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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thanks guys. I got it.

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