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Old 07-30-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Guys, I've got to remove probable asbestos siding. The big company has not returned calls and trying to find others. Can it be removed by me if it is not broken? I know the HO can do it themselves but then it needs to be disposed of.

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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If it is like the old siding on my house, I don't see you getting it off without breakage.

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Hose it down, don't smash it up,
double bag it.
That's it, unless you have state
laws that say otherwise.
It is only when it is crushed and airborne
that it becomes a big deal.
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Yep! That Is what the state laws says here in texas as well, double bag it and keep it wet and try not to break it up. It is concidered nonfriable when it is the siding type that is mixed with concrete.
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Hose it down, don't smash it up,
double bag it.
That's it, unless you have state
laws that say otherwise.
It is only when it is crushed and airborne
that it becomes a big deal.
pull it but remember you don't wanna bring that home
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Yeah, change clothes before
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SO, you guys aren't allowed to touch 30 year old paint because of the possibility of lead, but you can just rip off asbestos siding without any regulations or anything?
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stupid laws huh
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This lead issue is the same scare tactic for the asbestos issue. Its all a money maker IMO. They went nuts over asbestos of how dangerous it is and how to properly dispose of it many yrs ago. Now while i agree that it can be dangerous depending on the application but for this application and how other have stated just hose it down keeping it wet and try not to break it up too much. Here we can actually bury it on our own property and is the option most people choose.

This lead nonsense is by far i bigger joke IMO. Any of us who fished as kids sucked on and chewed on more lead from lead sinkers than you could ever ingest sanding paint or doing demo. I worked in many garages as a mechanic and it baffles me how this lead issue is so dangerous yet every single car out there on the roads has lead stuck to the damn wheels. Mechanics handle lead everyday and i do not see them dropping off from lead exposure.
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asbestos siding was used extensively in new orleans. then hurricane katrina came through and ripped it off and left it on the road where it was crushed into friable by passing car and trucks.
i say fir it out and side over it. it is still good insulation.
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i say fir it out and side over it. it is still good insulation.

Do you suggest, just nailing the firring, through the shingles, breaking it up (airborn particles) and in the future having all the peices trickle down the wall and collect behind the bottom peices of siding.

or

Were you suggsting pre-drilling holes in the shingles (airborn particles) to hang the lath.

j., if you take either of these tacks, at least warn the neighbors.

I suggest you check with your local or state DEP before proceeding. You are right, the HO can do whatever they want, but as a contractor there stringent guide lines to be followed and I'm sure hefty fines, for non-compliance. Your hands are tied....and double bagged.
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Transite shingle siding is
as close to R-0 as you get.
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I may have messed up, but I just nailed over the old shingle siding on my house and shop. One of the days I will finish it.
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I can rip the asbestos off and dump it at the county transfer station?
kinda crazy hu .
You can just nail blue board over the old siding and reside.
no big deal .
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and it looks so nice that way too,let the next a-hole deal with your mess 15yrs later...if your lucky
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and it looks so nice that way too,let the next a-hole deal with your mess 15yrs later...if your lucky
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i'm always the a-hole
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I have an asbestos joke for you.

You used asbestos in that wall?

That was asbestos I could do.


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don't you have a book you should be writing
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Ever seen asbestos siding do what it's supposed to do. I did. Pretty impressive.

We were doing a upstairs gut, everything came out to the studs. We were just throwing it out the window (not my idea). Anyways we had a pretty impressive pile towards the end of the day up against the house.

Yeah you probably guessed it, one of the guys threw his cigarette out and the pile caught on fire. The neighbor came out and was yelling at us and by the time we got down there it was really going. Fire dept. came put it out, but after we got the mess in the dumpster the next day there was a black outline where the fire was but that's it. The asbestos siding worked great.

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