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Possible Asbestos on Radiator

Hi all!
I've been living in my NYC apartment for the past 3 months and was looking at my steam radiator in my living room and noticed some white fibery strings on the outside of the radiator. It's a very old building so I'm concerned it could be asbestos? Was wondering if anybody had any idea on if it's likely to find asbestos on a steam radiator like this.


  • neilc
    neilc Member Posts: 2,663
    picture ?

    could be, could not be, would need to be tested to be conclusive,

    but ask yourself, why insulation on a rad? you want the heat to emit there,
    or is this on nearby pipes from walls and ceilings that may be landing on rad?
    known to beat dead horses
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 6,693
    I've seen some very old radiator covers that had asbestos panels under the lid, so the top would not get too hot. Picture would help.  Dont panic.  The only way to know for sure is having to tested and viewed under an electron microscope.  Mad Dog 🐕