10:31AM | 03/14/06
Member Since: 03/13/06
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We have an very old farm house on my family farm that we want to tear or burn)down. From the information that my Father has given me the oldest part of the house is a hand hewn log house that is approx. 230 years old. An addition was built on to it and has Insul-Brick siding on it. I am trying to find out if the siding has asbestos. It was nailed onto the house in sheets, and now that it is deteriorating one can just take it and break pieces of it off and it crumbles in your hands. Is there any way I can determine what this material actually is.

Thanks for your help!



11:09AM | 03/14/06
Member Since: 02/17/05
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I've sampled a lot of it over the years and it has always proved to be non-asbestos. However, if you do some research on the web you'll find that it CAN (depending on manufacturer and age) have asbestos. Thus, it is considered a "suspect material". So the only way to know for sure is take a small piece and send it to a lab for testing. If it IS asbestos I'll be surprised. Let us know.

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