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    Default Is this Asbestos?

    Hey guys, I recently had to kick in a door and here's the result. This is an older house and I rather be paranoid than get lung cancer. Any idea if this is asbestos or not?




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    Default Re: Is this Asbestos?

    You would need to have it tested by a laboratory. Looks like old plaster to me and yes, old plaster can have asbestos in it. You just never know until it is tested.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Is this Asbestos?

    Does not appear to be asbestos in its recognizably friable form.


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    Default Re: Is this Asbestos?

    Is that horse hair in the mix? They use to use that in old mortar mixes.


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    Default Re: Is this Asbestos?

    Looks like old horse-hair plaster

    The above statements are expressed solely as my opinion and in all probability will conflict with someone else's.
    Stu, Fredericksburg VA

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