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Fibrous plumbers putty - Asbestos?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dominoman, 12 Dec 2014.

  1. dominoman

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    I have been stripping old pipes around the central heating circulator pump.

    On one of the divertor valve threads there was a putty made up of lots of very thin threads. I thought at first it was ptfe tape but it wasn't.

    It's hard to see in the photo below, but the stuff is on the thread at the right, where it says AB


    Could it be asbestos? Do i need to treat it carefully - or is there another reason.
     
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    Hemp & Boss White.
     
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    Yeah smoking it as soon as the Boss had his back turned. Smoking hemp & sniffing the solvent cement, these were the days!!!
     
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    A sniff of Solvent cement certainly cleared a Hangover from the night before :mrgreen:
     
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