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  1. #1
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    Default Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    I saw this older chimney today 1950's 60's vintage home. It is encased in what looks like concrete but when tapped on sounds more like a light weight carboard or paper material. anyone know what this could be. The old chimney ports are closed off and the other 2 vents look more recently updated.

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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    looks like asbestos

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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Asbestos? Until it's lab tested I wouldn't go any further than it might be, could be, or may be. "I dunno" is also a safe answer.

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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Given the circa of the home it is likely it contains asbestos, but if anyone is in doubt a test would confirm.


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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Looks like asbestos transite pipe. More than likely manufactured at the now defunct Johns-Manville plant in Waukegan,Illinois.
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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Is the flexible vent an approved vent. It kind of looks like a dryer type vent that is attached with a hose clamp in the picture.

    Galen L. Beasley
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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Galen, Your point is a good one. I should have inspected that better. I don't believe I can dismantle that but a few taps may have at least indicated an insulated wall or just a hollow. It does look like regular aluminum dryer vent.

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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    "Transite" Do a search for it here. But only if you want to.

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    Default Re: Chimney material. Is this an asbestos product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galen L. Beasley View Post
    Is the flexible vent an approved vent. It kind of looks like a dryer type vent that is attached with a hose clamp in the picture.
    Galen it could be stainless steel- one piece liner. Also that is not a wye connector its a tee and I believe it to be wrong.


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