Cutting Asbestos Siding - Building & Construction - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,186
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maintenance 6 View Post
Some guys just have a real tough time finding a mask that fits. I have tried a bunch of different ones. Wilson's seem to work better than MSAs. 3Ms don't work at all for me. That's why I say, you have to try a bunch of types and sizes sometimes. If N100s work, then go with them. They have the same protection rating or better and you don't have to clean them. Just toss 'em.
I wear mine most of the time when I am working in anything dusty especially with sanding sheetrock, working with insulation and working in closed spaces with my sawzall.

You can toss out a used mask but it's hard to toss out a used lung.

Advertisement

__________________
My idea of a perfect day: No where to go and all day to get there.
Marvin Gardens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 03:44 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Having worked in the electrical trade, I've seen quite a bit of asbestos in my life. For some reason I've not experienced the dire consequences that have befell most of my work mates. Most have met an early demise from lung disease.
Its my opinion that asbestos dust must be minimized to the greatest extent!
No way should it be sawn or ground!
Even if its well wetted the dust will be carried to the ground and then when it dries, it will be blown all about, and contaminate the whole area.
The most cost efficient way would be to carefully remove all the shingles, as carefully as possible and have them buried in a land fill.
Then, reside with something like aluminum or vinyl.
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2008, 11:02 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,186
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildie View Post
Having worked in the electrical trade, I've seen quite a bit of asbestos in my life. For some reason I've not experienced the dire consequences that have befell most of my work mates. Most have met an early demise from lung disease.
Its my opinion that asbestos dust must be minimized to the greatest extent!
No way should it be sawn or ground!
Even if its well wetted the dust will be carried to the ground and then when it dries, it will be blown all about, and contaminate the whole area.
The most cost efficient way would be to carefully remove all the shingles, as carefully as possible and have them buried in a land fill.
Then, reside with something like aluminum or vinyl.
I have respect for asbestos but keep in mind that it is a natural occurring mineral.

When I was young and lived in Minnesota we used to walk over it all the time. We kicked up a lot of dust on it as did most of the hikers in the Boundry Waters Canoe Area where it is very common.

Being that the government is intent on our total protection I am surprised that they haven't closed down northern Minnesota.
__________________
My idea of a perfect day: No where to go and all day to get there.
Marvin Gardens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 06:53 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin Gardens View Post
I have respect for asbestos but keep in mind that it is a natural occurring mineral.

When I was young and lived in Minnesota we used to walk over it all the time. We kicked up a lot of dust on it as did most of the hikers in the Boundry Waters Canoe Area where it is very common.

Being that the government is intent on our total protection I am surprised that they haven't closed down northern Minnesota.
Or at least give it over to Canada. We could swap Quebec for MN.
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 07:35 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,186
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildie View Post
Or at least give it over to Canada. We could swap Quebec for MN.
What! And have to speak French?
__________________
My idea of a perfect day: No where to go and all day to get there.
Marvin Gardens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2008, 11:03 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin Gardens View Post
What! And have to speak French?
Doncha wanna parle vous le ding dong!
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 05:42 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
Rewards Points: 10
Cool

Cutting asbestos siding


Transite siding is usually 12" x 36" is there a hardiboard similar in size or finish that you could substitute? Are there any scrap transite pieces that you could cut in a controled environment with a clear plastic bag over a wet piece of transite?
losttool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 06:00 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,186
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Cutting asbestos siding


Quote:
Originally Posted by losttool View Post
Transite siding is usually 12" x 36" is there a hardiboard similar in size or finish that you could substitute? Are there any scrap transite pieces that you could cut in a controled environment with a clear plastic bag over a wet piece of transite?
I have looked all over for something that would be a good replacement. Can't find anything.

They are going to tear down the house across the street and they have the same siding. But it won't be coming down till next year some time so I figured that I would just cut it, seal is up and call it good.

Advertisement

__________________
My idea of a perfect day: No where to go and all day to get there.
Marvin Gardens is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
vinyl siding over asbestos?? Buckeyes97 Remodeling 12 08-21-2012 10:20 PM
Is this Asbestos Siding or Cement Siding? Pictures inside!!!! twilightcall Remodeling 12 02-01-2008 08:27 PM
Siding: Cement Vs. Cedar Grumpy Remodeling 5 03-19-2005 02:07 PM
Siding: Aluminum vs. Vinyl Grumpy Remodeling 0 04-18-2004 04:35 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts