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Asbestos? Or Fiberglass??

Hi guys. What do you think? Thanks!!


  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 386
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 386
    However, the white residue on the fitting may be from asbestos that was removed in the past.
    New England SteamWorks
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,130
    The only way to know is to have it tested.

    My Guess is fiberglass and possibly asbestos under.
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,237
    How old is it? Is it hard or soft? Hard to say positively from the photo but I am 95% certain it's glass, due to the 1/2" of visible medium at the end. The elbow however, may be asbestos (or plaster) but it appears you've already disturbed whatever it is. Get it tested if you're unsure. At the very least, wet it down and bag it before you do any cutting to keep the particles from becoming airborne