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Old 08-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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I hope that I'm in the right forum for this question. I have a friend who has an old farm house with asbestos siding. He says it was installed sometime in the late 50s. The pieces are a gray color and measure about 1 foot by 3 foot. He wants to remove it down to the sheeting and install new vinyl siding. What he wants to know is can he remove it himself or is an abatement company required and if so how many hoops does he have to jump through? Thanks for looking I appreciate the advice.
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A homeowner can legally remove asbestos from a single family house they live in. Get a dumpster, put 6 mil poly in it, tape the seams. Fill it and cover it with poly. When he gets the dumpster make sure they know it's for asbestos.

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Why not just leave it in place and go over it?
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Why not just leave it in place and go over it?
How do you propose doing that without braking all the old shingles?
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Why not just leave it in place and go over it?
My experience with asbestos siding tells me its fragile and driving nails through it(to secure the vinyl siding) will just break it up, thereby releasing asbestos fibers.
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Why would you want to remove it? It's way more durable than most of what's on the market today & left alone, is almost zero risk?
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Why would you want to remove it? It's way more durable than most of what's on the market today & left alone, is almost zero risk?
Maybe its broken up. I have it on my house and I'm getting to the point something needs to be done. The basketball hitting the house has done its damage on the driveway side.

If it wasn't I would just paint it
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Maybe its broken up. I have it on my house and I'm getting to the point something needs to be done. The basketball hitting the house has done its damage on the driveway side.

If it wasn't I would just paint it
Good point. That's the only reason I'd do it.
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I hope that I'm in the right forum for this question. I have a friend who has an old farm house with asbestos siding. He says it was installed sometime in the late 50s. The pieces are a gray color and measure about 1 foot by 3 foot. He wants to remove it down to the sheeting and install new vinyl siding. What he wants to know is can he remove it himself or is an abatement company required and if so how many hoops does he have to jump through? Thanks for looking I appreciate the advice.

Asbestos siding is better than vinyl, IMO. I'd leave it where it is.


When I do remove it, I usually just store it on the property somewhere. If it is a pier and beam home, then under the home it goes.
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Why not just leave it in place and go over it?
I'm not sure but I think the asbestos may be over some other siding. If he went over the asbestos then it looks like he would have to build out the window sills. As far as just leaving it alone, well he has a lot of broken and battered pieces and it is also an ugly battleship gray.
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I'm not sure but I think the asbestos may be over some other siding. If he went over the asbestos then it looks like he would have to build out the window sills. As far as just leaving it alone, well he has a lot of broken and battered pieces and it is also an ugly battleship gray.
They do make non-asbestos containing siding that looks like the asbesotos siding. May be hard to match the pattern though. You can paint the siding to change the color.
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They do make non-asbestos containing siding that looks like the asbesotos siding. May be hard to match the pattern though. You can paint the siding to change the color.
I think certainteed make one
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I've removed quite a bit of asbestos siding and even more asbestos roofing. We always ordered a dumpster like normal but you have to tell them what you are doing and that you need a liner. They make liners that fit the inside of the dumpster. I don't think that pricing is to bad. I would call the around to couple local dumpster companies and see what you can find out. They are going to know what standard procedure is in your area better than anyone on here.

I wouldn't think Missouri wouldn't have to much red tape to go around. In Cali it would probably cost you 100 k just to get it removed.
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A homeowner can legally remove asbestos from a single family house they live in.
Double check state laws, which can be more restrictive.
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Around here I can't remover the stuff , but the home owner can, remind you of any current situation like lead paint? In past when have resided over them it was normal to just leave cover with fanfold and side. And yes at times do have to fir the openings out.
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Double check state laws, which can be more restrictive.
It's actually less restricted then I thought

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How do you propose doing that without braking all the old shingles?
Have done it before by adding furring strips and packing out the windows and doors. it was cheaper than stripping down and hauling away asbestos and kept the neighbors happy.

Up until 1998 we had some leftover asbestos siding in stock but then sold the cutter and after that, never touched it again except to cover it with cheap vinyl.
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It's actually less restricted then I thought
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'll pass the info on to him.
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All I can say is if asbestos is as bad as everyone acts like it is I am screwed. Tore off to many roofs on days with no wind to take the dust away.

I did some research and decided it was harmless unless you were around it for a very long period of time. Like the navy guys who were stuck down in subs with it for years. A lot of hype for nothing IMO.

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