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    Default Fibered ceiling panel identification

    Here's one for the 'old-guys' (includes me)... Some home's built in the late '50's and early '60's here in Vegas, use this fibered panel-board in lieu of drywall or wood-lath and plaster, for ceiling finishes. Looks like some Armstrong ceiling products that I installed in commercial buildings in the '70's. The product looks like insulation board...along the lines of Celotex or Armstrong-products...with one side finished, similar to drop-in ceiling tiles. Any info on this product would be warmly appreciated. Website links to additional 'info' would be helpful. As you can see by the photo's, if the roof leaks, this product doesn't last long so many home's were eventually retrofitted with drywall shortly after roof replacements. Thanks for your help guys!

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    Default Re: Fibered ceiling panel identification

    Glenn, I remember that product, but trying to find information on the web of old products is difficult.
    Here is a listing of products made by Celotex in those years, they all contained asbestos fibers as well as everything else I worked with in those years. You might recognize some of them.
    Hope this helps a little.

    The majority of the products containing asbestos made by the Celotex Company was used for insulation and was in production from 1906 until 1973. These products included:
    • Carey 7-M Asbestos Shorts
    • Carey Block Insulation
    • Carey Fiberock Felt
    • Carey Insulating Cement
    • Carey Millboard
    • Carey MW-50 Insulating Cement
    • Carey Pipe Covering
    • Careytemp block insulation
    • Careytemp insulating cement
    • Careytemp pipe covering
    • Carey Asphalt Floor Tile
    • Carey Pipecovering
    • Careytemp Block
    • Careystone Corrugated Sheet
    • Thermo-board
    • Carey Flex Board
    • Carey Millboard



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    Default Re: Fibered ceiling panel identification

    THAT STUFF IS CALLED "TECKTEM". STRONG WITH GOOD ACCOUSTICAL VALUES.


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    Default Re: Fibered ceiling panel identification

    Randy, Tectum is a roof panel and acoustical panels.

    I used to install that product on School gym roofs years ago and called it Shreaded Wheat panels, because that is what it looked like when it got wet.
    The pictures above is a celotex brand product.


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    Default Re: Fibered ceiling panel identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Cyr View Post
    Randy, Tectum is a roof panel and acoustical panels.

    I used to install that product on School gym roofs years ago and called it Shreaded Wheat panels, because that is what it looked like when it got wet.
    The pictures above is a celotex brand product.
    You're right Marcel. I cut my teeth on commercial-construction as a young carpenter, on medium to large commercial projects. I remember installing these panels in schools...a library...a building on Nellis AFB, a rural Post-Office and other similar projects. I just can't remember the product's name. As I mentioned...I'm sure it's an Armstrong or Celotex product....just can't remember the panels 'product' name and that's what I'm hoping someone on this board will 'remember' for me! It's 'hell' to get old eh? What?

    Glenn R. Curtis CMI
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Inspecting Nevada since 1982

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    Default Re: Fibered ceiling panel identification

    Just had an 'A-Ha!' moment.... Manufactured homes and/or mobile homes. The ceiling panels used in the 60's thru the '80's....same stuff I'll bet! I've inspected more MH's than I care to remember....most have that same, or very similar, ceiling panels. Probably same manufacturer eh? More research.

    Glenn R. Curtis CMI
    La$ Vega$, Nevada
    Inspecting Nevada since 1982

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