sheet rock Gypsum Lath "asbestos"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: sheet rock Gypsum Lath "asbestos" Reply with quote

Hello I'm Alfonso, and i'm trying to find out if a certain brand of sheet rock might contains asbestos. Maker or company or logo of the product reads (Blue Diamond gypsum Lath 3/8 thick) these lable is on the edge of each sheet. Each sheet is about 20" by 40" inches. One more thing and on the face it has a number reading ( 093082). The house was made in the early 1970's
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for what purpose? demo? or do you have sheets laying around that were stored somewhere you want to use? or is it already on your walls?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rncx wrote:
for what purpose? demo? or do you have sheets laying around that were stored somewhere you want to use? or is it already on your walls?


well its in my bathroom and i'm trying to retile the walls, becuase i suppect water might be leaking thru and at the sametime make it look better
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in that case, the if the tile is that old it could have asbestos in it as well.

removing asbestos tile/drywall isn't terribly dangerous, though. if it does in fact have asbestos in it, generally...

1) keep it wet when moving it, don't wantonly break the tiles and walk on them, sweep them, etc.
2) when it's bagged up, use thick plastic bags and seal them shut when hauling them off.

as for how to tell? there's no way without breaking a tile or taking a chunk out of the wall, really.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only way to know four sure if a building material has asbestos is to have it tested by a specialist, who can also give you recommendations on how to deal with it. The cost is usually a few to several hundred dollars.

Ceramic tile itself does not usually contain asbestos. Resilient (slight flexible) tiles like asphalt tiles used on floors may contain asbestos. Old pastic tiles usually do not contain asbestos. The adhesive stuck on the back of old tiles of any material may contain asbestos.

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