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Asbestos in my loft?

Discussion in 'Building' started by bunters1976, 24 Aug 2017.

  1. bunters1976

    bunters1976

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    Hi

    Bought a new house. We have a loft room with storage around the sides. I was keenly about to start boarding it but found an old pipe by the doorway.

    Anyone know if this is asbestos?

    Any if it is can I safely remove it? I was considering sealing it in a couple of bin liners and taking to the tip (payable waste)... Or is this a ridiculous idea?

    I would ignore it but its in the way so would be really useful to go round this if possible.

    I have no idea and despite googling haven't managed to find much more out.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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  3. John D v2.0

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    Testing is the only way too be sure, but it does look like an asbestos cement flue. You can find the official advice from the HSE online how to deal with it yourself.
    It basically boils down to if you do need to remove it, put decent ppe on first, spray the area with water, wrap it twice without breaking it at all, then remove to a disposal place.
    Finally remove the ppe and dispose too. You can clean up by wetting first.
    Make your own mind up how far you need to clean up the area!
     
  4. chappers

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    as you suggested double bag it and take it down the tip it must also be clearly labled.
     
  5. footprints

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    99% sure it's asbestos AC, bear in mind that any rope in the joints may be an even higher asbestos content.
     
  6. RobertPaulson

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    Id say yes
     
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    Asbestos for sure imo.
     
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