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Postby spaceghost » Thu May 27, 2010 2:36 pm

Typically it is the mastic. Each case is different, I have seen some mastic even 60 year old mastic that looks like yours come back negative.

Vinyl floor tiles can also have asbestos. 9x9 floor tiles is a big red flag, but I have seen those come back negative and the 12x12 come back hot.

Ceramic tile does not typically have asbetos but the older ceramic tile can come back hot for lead.

You cannot tell by looking at it. An abatement company will assume it is hot (especially because they want you to pay them to remove it) unless you ask them to sample it and get a lab report. If you want to know for sure get a sample and have it tested.

If you are going to DIY as stated above follow State recommended precautions at a minimum. Some states are more restrictive than others, and each state has its own laws. Do everything in your power to keep dust to a minimum. Do not grind, sand, saw etc. Peeling with the area soaked in water or remover is a safer method. If you have the abatement company come out for a quote you can also ask them what their procedure will be. They probably won't catch on that you are trying to figure out if you can do it yourself.

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Postby egads » Thu May 27, 2010 11:14 pm

The main problem with asbestos is doing anything to make it friable. That means scrapping dry, or in the case of tiles, chipping them up. But in this case we are talking about mastic only. A product like Been-e-do melts it and keeps it suspended in liquid.

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