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Old 01-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Asbetsos in 1958 in Great Lakes Mobile Home?


I need to remove the shower walls that are detoriating from moisture and not sure if I have asbetos in the insulation? Anyone out there know about older model mobile homes and asbestos in the insulatiuon?

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Going to have to open it up to find out.
All the mobil homes I've worked and lived in just used a very thin layer of fiberglass.

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Thanks so much for your reply! I met a guy at Lowe's who works on mobile homes and he did not think asbestos whould be a concern and your response makes me feel allot better. I read other threads on removal of asbestos and will take precautions.
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I would be more concerned with wood rot and out of date wiring on a trailer that old.
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Not very likely in wall insulation. Very likely in flooring, adhesives, caulking or acoustical celings of that era.
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Thank you all for your reply. Yea I had to laugh to myself when I entered the date on the trailer, actually it's still in excellent condition with previous owners keeping it in tip-top shape. I had an electrician check on the wiring but now I will get to take a peek on what interior walls look like.

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