||08-01-2012 03:30 PM
Asbestos is not a hazard unless it goes airborne.
I hope what the OP was asking about is sealers and not paint. I have no idea what they cost for residential but know they work all the time in industrial situations. If you can seal an asbestos situation shut and promise not to touch it? No State or the EPA will touch you.
Illinois Institute of Technology's wind tunnels were almost outdone by the UofI supercomputer. The computer said it could do whatever wind could. Instead someone who had actually sailed a vessel and flown an airplane donated a chunk of money. The cutest research wind tunnels got a fresh burst of air.
Asbestos everywhere and removing it would have cost millions. Usually engineering departments at IIT were rivals. Environmental engineering stepped in and said the asbestos will work if you just spray something over it to encase it. They did. And the new, tweaked wind tunnel does strange things like testing high-rise windows against opera star shattering wine glass resonance. You all, country hicks as I view you living in short story homes like bugs, may not know that windows in most high-rises are not perfectly flat? If a wind were to pass over them all at the same time they could start singing, like an opera star, and just shatter each other. Wind tunnels tell the glass fabricator how to shape the panel.
Anyhow back to the post, is $400 a fair price to charge the poor lady for sealing against asbestos? Come on guys/gals. Really?
I am not saying I cannot be had for a cup of tea and some biscuits like Nanna made me. And if the OP has proof my Nana is still alive I will be next to her in seconds. Or at least on the next flight.
$400 was the key for me. Either the OP is a legit DIYer in some English speaking third world outreach post and in need of our help. Or, more cleverly than last time, we got had again. I am trying to imagine the last time I walked into anything, anywhere, anytime and quoted $400