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I have asbestos on my steam pipes is there anything that they use to cover the pipes, with out removing the asbestos. Thanks tom


  • Big-Al_2
    Big-Al_2 Member Posts: 263
    edited November 2010

    Mine were wrapped in a couple of layers of cloth and then the cloth was saturated with paint . . . almost like they are in a plaster cast.   Best to let somebody who is properly trained do the job.
  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 591

    na bi ag caint
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,194
    I get it.

    Retired and loving it.
  • crash2009
    crash2009 Member Posts: 1,484
    I had to google it

    I get it now
  • na bi ag caint

    you could get the foil-backed, thin fiberglass insulation from the big-box store, and cover over what you have on the pipes now, secured with foil backed sticky tape. you would have to be well protected clothing-wise, and wear a breathing mask. remember that it is the removal/disposal which needs a special licence etc.

    the gaelic advice given is good [who knew the celts knew about asbestos?].-nbc
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,764
    Here is a product   This company has some excellent materials.  I have a freind that used this product with excellent results.  I am thinking about using it too. 
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 15,334
    Plaster cloth

    wrapped all of mine in plaster cloth -- comes in various widths.  A little messy to put on (!), but when it dries it dries good and hard, and makes a nice neat job.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.
    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • haaljo
    haaljo Member Posts: 112
    "who knew the celts knew about asbestos?].:"

    It was 25 years ago but I took a course on remediation and the instructor mentioned blue a******s as the worst and that it is common in Celtic construction.

    That remains with me today although I have not seen any albeit I try to avoid seeing any colors of the stuff.
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