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MyEvilBanana 01-29-2011 05:14 PM

Tell me I'm paranoid and it's not Asbestos...
 
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Opening up the upstairs knee walls of my 1940 bongalow today so I could figure out how much insulation I needed to a I found a mess of insulation. Looks like it was attached to the roof rafters and fell down over time.
From what I could salvage it says its Red Top Insulating Wool made by United States Gypsum Company. I've been searching on-line to verify that it is or is not asbestos with no real luck. If anyone is knows for sure please let me know. Thanks

Daniel Holzman 01-29-2011 05:25 PM

It certainly could contain asbestos, 1940 was a year when a lot of asbestos went into a lot of different products. The only way to determine if there is asbestos in your insulation is to get it tested. This is easily done, you take a sample to a certified laboratory, you pay them, they test it, they tell you if there is asbestos in it.

joed 01-29-2011 07:22 PM

It does not look like asbestos. Looks like rock wool. But see Daniel's post.

federer 01-29-2011 07:52 PM

the only sure way to find out is to do a test. better safe than sorry

MyEvilBanana 01-30-2011 08:28 AM

Been going though sites about rock wool, slag wool, and asbestos. Can't find anything that might point to the possiblity it could have osbestos in it or completely rule it out but the company that made it did use asbestos in alot of other products. So I guess it's better safe then dead... looking for a lab that's close.
Thanks guys.

Codename_Falcon 04-14-2017 02:03 PM

Re: Tell me I'm paranoid and it's not Asbestos...
 
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Originally Posted by MyEvilBanana (Post 580845)
Been going though sites about rock wool, slag wool, and asbestos. Can't find anything that might point to the possiblity it could have osbestos in it or completely rule it out but the company that made it did use asbestos in alot of other products. So I guess it's better safe then dead... looking for a lab that's close.
Thanks guys.

Did you ever find out what it had? My house from the late 50's has the same insulation.
Thanks!

Bondo 04-14-2017 07:28 PM

Re: Tell me I'm paranoid and it's not Asbestos...
 
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01-30-2011, 09:28 AM
Ayuh,..... Probably not gonna find out, this late in the game,.....

MyEvilBanana ain't been back in quite a few years now,....

NotyeruncleBob 04-20-2017 09:03 PM

Re: Tell me I'm paranoid and it's not Asbestos...
 
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Originally Posted by Codename_Falcon (Post 4163658)
Did you ever find out what it had? My house from the late 50's has the same insulation.
Thanks!

Even if by some miracle they came back and responded to your question after all these years, I'd still get a sample of your insulation tested. Could be different anyway.
Tests are fairly cheap and will give you invaluable peace of mind.


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