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Old 03-11-2010, 07:49 PM   #16
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Are you sure it's asbestos? Did you have it tested?

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Old 03-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #17
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You do touch on some good points insofar as its prevalence in so many things. I think the question is its 'fryability" as loose near microscopic particles.

Some people may also have a predisposition to its potential ailments. Why do some who smoke never get cancer? Similar idea.

Ayuh,... Well noted points,...
However,...
The Hysteria over asbestos is Also Way Overblown...
Such as yourself, replacing perfectly Good insulation due to Not knowing whether there's any asbestos, or Not...

The Hysteria over asbestos is Right up there with the hype over 2nd hand cigarette smoke by the progressive liberals,....
Way more BullShip than Facts....
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Ayuh,... Well noted points,...
However,...
The Hysteria over asbestos is Also Way Overblown...
Such as yourself, replacing perfectly Good insulation due to Not knowing whether there's any asbestos, or Not...

The Hysteria over asbestos is Right up there with the hype over 2nd hand cigarette smoke by the progressive liberals,....
Way more BullShip than Facts....
I agree mostly with this but on the other hand, 20-30 years from now you don't want to look back and say... "I should have..."
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Yagh, really..what to think, what to do...?
What's most practical, pragmatic, ethical, affordable.? solution
for my own dilemma , short term , before calling in the authorities and upsetting the family-business apple cart...
I just wanna cover a suspected asbestos-lined exterior hatch with some visqueen (6 mil clear-ish plastic).
press-fit some supports (w/o nails, staples, [spindlings nor mutilations]),
take the edge off immediete dread .
This is about an exterior wooden enclosure containing several fuse panels for an apt. bld'g vintage 1940's. Hatch gate lined with some decrepitating fibrous thick paper insulation, grey in color--not the pink or yellow of fiberglass batt.
{See, i've already been snowed upon by its' itchy scratchy fibrous exudations, as well as several other exposures to known asbestos sources. I've already survived one (non-lung) cancer surgery , so..
.big deal..what's another suspected toxin among the plethora of scarey oogga -booggaH...to me} .
For other tenants and utility workers chancing upon the insulation-- while simply attempting to be minding their own business checking their fuse boxes, -- it seems to me that a clear plastic protective window is far better than the nothing/ worse-than-nothing that they would have otherwise encountered . According to the Pro Chat room, i could be [having to be] telling this to the judge, before possibly getting hauled to jail.....ah, but maybe in jail with all that time to think,
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may the lawyer who represents itself get its' [best fools'] due..
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Yagh, really..what to think, what to do...?
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Ayuh,... So why are ya mumblin' in a Year Old thread...

If ya have a Question, Start yer own, New thread....
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am getting it tested. results due in 2 days. tune in so you don't miss next episode!
have worked in it before, have had an unrelated cancer, so am less worried re/little ol' me long term.
at this point, am more concerned about protecting tenants AND bldg owner--(my employer)-- AND utility workers...from litigations, etc.

holding or propping the hatch open requires contact with the flaky, fibrous, itchy-scratchy grey stuff in order to get access to the fuse boxes. old brake shoe dust and pipe wrap are e-z-fluff compared to the tenacity of this insulation. worse than blown fiberglas...but
any chance that it's rock wool/ mica, rolled into a thick paper coating?
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i can hope to be thanked instead of fired . keep my job instead of have to go train to hire out as an inspector. it's easier to run and hide as a little part-time rat than as a career professional big rat.
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Why are you posting on a thread that is two years old? Start a new one.
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A few years later, I happened to be working as a contractor at a different place. I was asked to assist with some work in an area that was under renovation. When I entered, asbestos was flying all about. I warned the fellows working there (electricians), but I was scoffed at.
Sadly, each and everyone of these fellows died from lung cancer a few years later!
it takes twenty years for any problems from Asbestos exposure to raise it's ugly head.
And the best way to avoid it is to leave it alone don't mess with it don't tear it open. just leave it alone. it when the fibers are in the air then you have a problem.

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