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Old 06-13-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hi I have asbestos tiles in portion of house. Id like to remove them.

I have a lot of construction experience but was wondering how to DIY the remediation.

It's mainly 1950s and 60s tiles. I've seen a lot of handymen just rip them out and no biggie but I'd like to do it the right way but I'm also the home owner so I'd like to just do it safe and cheap.

Then after get it retested and safe

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Old 06-13-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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Hi there 110. My name is Brandon I own a roofing company that specializes in new Roofing and old remediation of asbestos products. As far as do-it-yourself goes I would highly discourage you to do that. However if this is some type of an insurance claim I would be happy to give you some pointers. As insurance companies are very excited to remove all of this hazardous material from homes. Hit me back up here on the Forum or check out my site I've got quite a bit of information that could help you make some decisions. Again more than willing to help you as much as possible because this is super dangerous stuff to be playing with. I don't want somebody to get mad for me throwing my URL out but I do have some really good info out there on asbestos remediation and the hazards involved. This is my passion in life and I just want people to be safe when you're around it and getting rid of it properly. www.tileroofingsanantonio.com

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I'm assuming you're talking asbestos floor tiles. There are two parts to consider before doing anything. One is correctly identifying the tile. The second is identifying the glue that was used to stick it down. They both can contain asbestos. Getting the asbestos containing glue up can be a much bigger problem than tile removal. After all these years, asbestos containing glue is usually very hard, and doesn't respond all that well to heating up. Frequently the best option is to leave it in place and put new subfloor over the top.
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I've known 4 people who died of mesothelioma. One was a professional licensed asbestos remediation guy. No matter how much you know or how good you are, you can still make a mistake.
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Mesothelioma is no joke. made some really good points there how about asbestos removal. You really want to check into all of your options I put my URL out there and doing it on my smart phone of course my eyes are getting worse and the print stays the same size here it is again check this out. www.tileroofingofsanantonio.com
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If they are 9" by 9" with white streaks, 95% chance they are ACM (asbestos containing materials)


If you can flood the place with water, they often pop up whole.

The black mastic can be removed with petroleum based remover (May have to shop around, I have haven't used the stuff for over 25 years) and a razor scraper.

Check your local regulations. While you can probably legally remove ACM yourself, you'll certainly have to comply with state and federal regulations when you dispose of it.


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The black mastic can be removed with petroleum based remover (May have to shop around, I have haven't used the stuff for over 25 years) and a razor scraper.
I've taken the stuff off after it has been on for 40-50 years. It's a boatload of work, even with solvent. I'd cut the whole floor out and throw it away before I'd clean a whole floor of that stuff. Maybe if I was getting paid for a historic restoration with deep pockets....

OTOH, maybe his will come up easy. The best way to find out is try a small area.
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As someone mentioned, depending on your local codes, even if you can remove it yourself, you have to dispose of it properly.

Around here, you have to haul it about 300 miles to a special landfill.
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Could be wrong, but I am guessing the equation is:
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Could be wrong, but I am guessing the equation is:
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http://www.abatement.com/asbestos-ab...-chemicals.htm

Soy based mastic removers is all that's used around here. Keeps the stuff pretty well contained and isn't as caustic as the old stuff.
Floor scraper on rotohammer gets the tiles up. Sometimes it comes up in little chunks, though, which can be a pain.
Negative air. HEPA vacuum. Keep everything wet. Clean up chamber (two plastic doors). Signage. Tyvek suit. Particulate (magenta) respirator. Gooseneck the trash bags and haul to hazmat dump.
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You will want to hire someone or subcontract for asbestos.
Your wife will thank you later or hate you later if you DIY.
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Hi there 110. My name is Brandon I own a roofing company that specializes in new Roofing and old remediation of asbestos products.
I am not sure of the rules there, but in my parts there is abatement certifications, and then just general remodeling which you believe there might be but you arent 100% sure but you follow general abatement guidelines.

Anyone ever hire you "just because"?

oh wait, thats lead... sorry.

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You will want to hire someone or subcontract for asbestos.
Your wife will thank you later or hate you later if you DIY.
This thread is nearly 2 years old he's probably divorced, dead or both.

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