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Old 04-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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we think the best way to handle this is to tape over the asbestos duct tape with a wide foil tape making every effort to not disturb the asbestos duct tape. . can this be done safely?

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Yes but painting it to seal would be easier and cheaper

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I've got a couple of return ducts that have asbestos on them. I've always just let them sit there. You can paint over it? Spray?
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Depending on where you live only a licensed asbestos abatement contractor can touch this in any form.
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we think the best way to handle this is to tape over the asbestos duct tape with a wide foil tape making every effort to not disturb the asbestos duct tape. . can this be done safely?
Use duct mastic with 2" throw-away brushes.
Use it on ALL your hvac joints.
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Depending on where you live only a licensed asbestos abatement contractor can touch this in any form.
Seriously?
A homeowner can(not) encapsolate it?
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It depends on where you live. I believe some areas are much more strict than others.
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I would think a homeowner can "encapsulate" as TarheelTerp suggested (and that's the product I'd use). Abatement may be a different story. I can only speak for the lead paint requirements. EPA requires me to be a "certified renovator" to test and work on pre-1978 homes and take necessary precautions or face stiff penalties. A homeowner doing his own work is not required to even test for lead if he chooses not to...
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NOT duct tape. It will dry out in time. The mastic is likely the best method available to a DIYer outside of a check book to have it done by a pro.

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