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Old 09-02-2006, 12:08 PM   #16
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If its lead based, you would have recieved a disclosure with the house. Did you?

Connecticut has lead paint disclosure laws as of 1992. When the house was purchased, there had to be documents provided to you stating the house possibly contained lead based paints whereas it was built before 1978. If lead paint was known, it MUST have been disclosed. If the sellers did not know the status of the paint, they needed to provide you with a lead paint disclosure notice, and you would have had to have either declined to know and signed or order the testing of the property. Other than that, the property had been tested and cleared. The only way there is lead in that paint is if you actually declined the knowledge when the house was purchased. IF you did that, its crazy. In a house built in 55', you should most definitely have the paint tested if you are still unsure of the status.


Another note on lead based paint. IF there is lead based paint on the baseboards, then absolutely do not use a heat gun or a torch to remove the paint, whereas lead enters the adult body easier through fumes than it does through dust inhalation. Regardless, worst case scenario, if you do have lead in the paint and you take the same precautions as you should with ANY dust-producing or fume producing material, whereing a respirator-type face mask and gloves, using ventialtion and removing pourous items from the area, you would be fine anyway. Also, lead paint is not NEARLY as harmful to adults as it is to children and you if have children and are unaware of the lead status of your home - you have a problem you need ot fix.


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As the parts are able to be removed from the house, if you don't want to use chemicals, I can send you some instructions on safe paint removal if you'd like, Jan
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Since they can be removed, can you find someone to "dip" these. Sorry I don't know who would do this, but I had a relative send out their registers - and they came came out great. Maybe an auto body place ?
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great advice. have others used this product or are there any other suggestions for products?
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Dipping?
Call Bob Mittlehauser at the Saybrook Strip Shop
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what is dipping? how expensive is the process (just to have an idea)?

lead always has to complicate things, doesn't it. haha. since we do not have children, and since the home's trim was stained, not painted, we declined having a lead test done. we were disclosed that the seller was unaware of lead in the house. if we were to use a heat gun and if we were to use proper PPE and worked outside of the home, would our exposure to the lead fumes be minimalized?

slick-- i'd appreciate some information on safe paint removal. thank you! you can just pm me, since i dont have enough posts to pm you yet haha.
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Peel Away and lead abatement. Safe, easy, no toxic dust, water neutralization.

"PEEL AWAY I has been used on numerous lead paint abatement projects for HUD, Capitol Buildings, military installations and other high profile restoration projects. PEEL AWAY I , an alkaline paste, will remove thirty (30) coats of paint or more in a single application and there are NO TOXIC FUMES OR FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS. PEEL AWAY I is a thick paste that is either trawled or sprayed (specialized equipment) onto the surface being stripped and is covered with a fibrous laminated cover that accompanies our product. This allows the paste to work in a completely sealed environment without any evaporation. When the stripping action is complete (usually an overnight dwell time) in the removal process, the bulk of the paste/paint adheres to the fiber side of the cover for easy collection of the waste and the surface is cleaned with water and neutralized. PEEL AWAY I is the SAFEST method of removing lead paint since the process is always keeping the paint in a wet or damp state so there is no airborne lead dust. In addition, the lime in PEEL AWAY I, will in most cases, stabilize the lead being removed taking it out of a hazardous waste category in terms of disposal. "

http://www.dumondchemicals.com/html/...tions.htm#lead

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