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Old 08-03-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Identifying asbestos insulation *PIC*

Most of the gray looking insulation's look the same in pictures so it's really hard to know if my attics have it. I took this picture which shows it as sort of green but in real life it's more gray.

Home was built in 1959.

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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That looks like cellulose to me, but I'm not an asbestos expert.

The only way to know for sure if it contains asbestos is to have a sample tested by a lab which specializes in asbestos identification. You can usually find at least one of these labs in larger towns and cities.
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fabrk8r is probably right... if it is just the loose batting over the joists in your attic its likely just cellulose. Asbestos was more often used in a spray form (sprayed on concrete) or wrapped around pipes/ducts to insulate them... or in drywall compound... or tile... or... etc....

However, a lab is the only way to be sure if you're really concerned. Be prepared for a whopper of a bill though.
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