Asbestos

AdPock123September 18, 2013

The usual question -- does this wall board, which lines the foundation walls in par of the basement of my 1929 house, look like it could contain asbestos? I know the only way to know for sure is to test, but any opinions on what material this appears to be? Thanks!

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snoonyb

Looks like CELOTEX.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 11:24AM
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bus_driver

Celotex and Homasote are made from reclaimed/recycled paper fibers. Asbestos would be more expensive to add to the mix. Highly unlikely to contain asbestos.
I have answered the question asbestos I can.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 4:55PM
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snoonyb

coupl a loose fibers.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 10:46PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I have answered the question asbestos I can.

funny guy

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 3:08AM
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sdello

if it's that old it might contain some.

"I know the only way to know for sure is to test"
You answered your own question.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 9:56AM
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AdPock123

I'm planning to cover it with MDF beadboard, rather than remove it.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 10:13AM
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ionized_gw

Call your local authorities and find out what is required for disposal. Call the municipal waste people first. Where I live, non-friable asbestos can be put at the curb for regular pick-up. You can remove it safely yourself if you educate yourself. If you put those two things together, you don't really have a problem even if it is asbestos.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 3:00PM
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energy_rater_la

LOL bus driver....!!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 6:48PM
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