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Old 07-14-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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I'm adding an overhead light to my sons room. The house is 1948. Originally had a flat roof and at some point was given a pitched roof. The inspection said we had fiberglass insulation. When the electricians came they made a few holes in the ceiling to run the wires. They cut some of the insulation and it doesn't look like fiberglass to me. I'm thinking it may have been something that was hidden from view during g the inspection. Can anyone identify it? I'm sending some off to be tested for asbestos, but I'm hoping someone can put my mind at ease.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:53 AM   #3
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It sort of looks like a paper product but has the color of Balsam Wool which was an insulating material back in the '40's and '50's.
Does if feel like paper or cloth material?
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Not cloth, but perhaps like paper. A few others seem to think it might be rock wool or fiberglass that got wet and then dried out.
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Could it be Kimsul insulation? I have that in my attic and it has a silver backing with "Kimsul" written all over it. From my research it was made of crepe paper and does NOT contain asbestos. My house was built in '56 so slightly newer but apparently they used Kimsul from 1940ish to 1958.

Kimsul sort of looks like a bees nest in color and texture - of course mine turns to dust whenever i touch it.

Another post looks very similar:

http://www.diychatroom.com/f103/what...lation-129651/

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What methods have you applied to make it stong ?
I'm confused. What does this mean?
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Probably a spammer or less likely that he/she speaks a language other than English as a first.
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