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    Yick. What were they keeping up there?


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    Looks like cat feces.
    The insulation resembles wool.

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    The telling is in the tasting.


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    Feces with a lot of hair could be racoons. Coons tend to pick one spot and let it pile up there.

    There is possible asbestos in vermiculite. I see only some kind of wool. Rock wool is not likely to be a hazard of any kind, except for the dust being abrasive.

    Old plaster is likely to contain asbestos fibres or fibers.

    It was used as a bonding material, so serves some function, provides a bit of a fire proof barrier, and is harmless while sealed with paint.
    Costly to take to the dump, and dust will get everywhere when it is pulled down.

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    John is right, its racoon poop. Bad stuff to have in your house.

    https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/baylis...onlatrines.pdf


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    I concur with Garry.
    We need compelling sample analyses before it goes into a report.

    No taste test, pick you taster, I say feces, which in itself, does a long way in explaining condition of the attic space, and the recommendation therein, is visible feces.
    Although a cat would have tried to cover it up.

    As for the insulation material, 5 will be you ten, give the fleece a good cleaning, shrink the fleece, tease and pick, start spinning yarns, and you would likely make several dozen socks, and still have the waste to use as insulation.

    Asbestos was utilized up until 1980 in the manufacturing process of household building materials. There are several types of asbestos. Not all a health concern.

    Now who is going to taste that feces?

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    Don't forget about the urine that has contaminated the insulation.

    In my youth I had a pet racoon. Was having a great time with it until it pooped on my dads bed.
    That was the end of the Racoon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    Don't forget about the urine that has contaminated the insulation.

    In my youth I had a pet racoon. Was having a great time with it until it pooped on my dads bed.
    That was the end of the Racoon.
    Was that when you got your coonskin cap, Raymomd? No, that one had to be buried whole, I'll bet.
    We had families of coons in our last place, close to the beach.
    I closed off under the garden shed with perforated soffit covers, to keep Mama from having babies under there.

    They go nuts for cat food, especially with the finger bowl right there.
    They had only two places where they would poop.

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    Another time inspecting a fireplace I pushed a resistant damper open only to find a big mama coon staring right back at me. She had her cubs up there. Boy did I close that damper in a hell of a hurry!


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    Some of the most fun here is when the OP changes their mind on the OP and can't get rid of it. Then the rest carry on and on and on. Just proves we don't have to have a leader to have fun.


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    .... I think its called boredom ...


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    Wheres the OP?
    Maybe went to taste the (suspect) poop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    John is right, its racoon poop. Bad stuff to have in your house.

    https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/baylis...onlatrines.pdf
    You've gotta love Government public service brochures John. I particularly laughed at this bit in the one you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    Wheres the OP?
    Maybe went to taste the (suspect) poop?
    Like many OPs they become irrelevant to the discussion. The group will carry on, no mater what, into the wilderness. Kinda like llisa and her posts. Remember it takes only one spark to start a forest fire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Like many OPs they become irrelevant to the discussion. The group will carry on, no mater what, into the wilderness.
    Hahaha. So true.
    Wonder how they do in the real world with that special client?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Kinda like llisa and her posts. Remember it takes only one spark to start a forest fire.
    Remember Garry...Smokey the fire says only you can prevent bears.

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    If you see a bear wearing a hat or one wearing a neck tie they are always out of season.

    Carrying only a pickanick basket does not qualify as being protected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    If you see a bear wearing a hat or one wearing a neck tie they are always out of season.

    Carrying only a pickanick basket does not qualify as being protected.
    You also need to know how ti identify which type of bear it is:
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    Think of InterNACHI as mother bear in the home inspection industry.

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    Food for thought.

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    Default Re: Trying to identify asbestos in a hurry!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Some of the most fun here is when the OP changes their mind on the OP and can't get rid of it. Then the rest carry on and on and on. Just proves we don't have to have a leader to have fun.
    I couldn't agree more !


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