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Asbestos vent pipe??

Timco Member Posts: 3,040
Just looked at a house (1850 or so) that has a pipe burried in the wall that is super hard but not metallic. I chipped a bit off the edge and it is fiberous. Ever seen a totally asbestos vent pipe? New to me.

Just a guy running some pipes.


  • Jim Bennett
    Jim Bennett Member Posts: 607

    We see some transite vent pipe here. (concrete - asbestos) One customer has a five story commercial building with it venting the boiler.

    They used asbestos in just about everything.


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  • bob_46
    bob_46 Member Posts: 813

    We used tons of it for venting gas furnaces and boilers in the 60's. We also used it for duct work in concrete slabs.

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  • ch161
    ch161 Member Posts: 1
    Transite removal

    I have Transite vent pipe for my Hot Water Heater. I need to reroute the roof vent, and would like to replace it with 3" B pipe. I'm curious if I can remove the Transite without busting up my wall, or if it can be pulled up from the roff/attic, or pulled out from the basement.
  • Unknown
    removal is pricey, proper encapsulationmight

    work , if possible
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