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Dimplex storage heater, asbestos?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by Piffri, 24 Nov 2016.

  1. Piffri

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    IMG_0844.JPG Hi all I'd like to ask for some help, I recently attended a asbestos awareness course and was told storage heaters may contain asbestos. I have checked the storage heater for a serial code or any logo and all I have found is that it's a dimplex storage heater. The picture hopefully helps. I'm being charged £170 to remove it Saturday. I've lived in the house for 5 years and it's slightly worrying that it may contain asbestos as it is still working and used
     
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    Thank you very much, would you suggest cancelling the removal?
     
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  5. Definitely cancel it. As it will only take about 15 minutes to dismantle the heater, I'd say that you're being charged way over the odds for a simple removal job.

    So are you getting rid of it because it might contain asbestos.
     
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    Yes just as a precaution, I've also cancelled the removal. I thought it was abit steep £170 when the bloke said. I wouldn't even get a certificate with that either
     
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    You could always find a use for the concrete blocks inside the heater, ideal to stand a shed on in the garden
     
  8. Fraid not Boss, they're made from vermiculite, not concrete, and they disintegrate when they get wet. But they're great to use in home made pizza ovens.
     
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    The bricks inside are made from magnetite, and do not disintegrate when wet either.

    Vermiculite is an lightweight material often used for insulation.
     
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