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franklyspeaking

05:16PM | 01/14/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
8 lifetime posts
I'm trying to remove tar paper from a pine floor. What are the odds this stuff contains asbestos? Sanding appears to be the easiest way to remove, but the dust concerns me. This floor installation dates from about 1960.

Piffin

08:41AM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Asbestos - maybe, maybe not.

But the easiest way to remove it is using a sharp scraper, not sanding.

willies all thumbs

12:15PM | 01/21/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
55 lifetime posts
Most likely lining felt. Was usually put down with linoleum paste. May have some luck by scoring with a utility knife and soaking with water with dish detergent added. score
all over so water can reach the paste


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