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cking81758

10:59AM | 11/02/00
Member Since: 11/01/00
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Bvbrush
Our house was built in 1977 and has that awful popcorn ceiling everyway. We've scraped it off in the dining room but now I'm concerned that this texture may have ACMs. Does anybody know if popcorn ceiling contains asbestos--what year did they stop using texture with asbestos, etc?

Matches

11:46AM | 11/05/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
I could be wrong but I think asbestos was banned just prior to your house being built.I attended a seminar on asbestos removal a year ago but I don't recall ceiling finishes being on a list of products to look out for.

[This message has been edited by Matches (edited November 05, 2000).]

Matches

12:16PM | 11/05/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
After checking several web sites, it appears as though you have nothing to worry about however,it would be wise for you to search on your own since there may be some particulars in your situation that I'm unaware of.Just put asbestos into any search engine.

WA Joe

10:32AM | 11/10/00
Member Since: 11/09/00
11 lifetime posts
You are probably safe but to be sure you may want to have a sample tested. Check your yellow pages under "asbestos" and there will be labs you can take a sample to. The cost is minimal, usually from $25 - $35 and you will know for certain before you take the rest of your popcorn off.
Even if the test is positive, most states allow a homeowner to remove asbestos and it is safe if you follow procedures.
I just finished mine and saved over $2,000. There are many web sites with info and also your local air pollution control agency will have brochures.
Good Luck...Joe
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