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60s-70s hot air system worry

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by rockhopper69, 30 Jul 2020.

  1. rockhopper69

    rockhopper69

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    Hi
    There’s an old warm air heating system in my house which is soon to be replaced . On investigating the routing of the air ducts I noticed this ..looks like the lagging has seriously failed . I think il have to get it tested before touching it or even looking at it again . ....Thoughts ?
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    rockhopper69, good evening.

    YES get it tested.

    I have seen several such systems from Carlisle to various areas in south central Scotland where in Ex-Council properties the lagging proved to test positive for [generally] White Asbestos.

    Ken.
     
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    Cheers Ken
     
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    And the heater itself may contain asbestos depending on its age and the cupboard it’s in may be lined with asbestos board as fire proofing
     
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    Well Ive taken a sample for testing it actually looks very similar to rockwool or fibre glasss I ’m just hoping the experts confirm it .
     

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