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Unusual or unanticipated uses of asbestos on or in buildings: this article provides examples of examples of unusual uses of asbestos insulation material in buildings, most likely also hazards that should be evaluated.

This document assists building buyers, owners or inspectors who need to identify asbestos materials (or probable-asbestos) in buildings by simple visual inspection. We provide photographs and descriptive text of asbestos insulation and other asbestos-containing products to permit identification of definite, probable, or possible asbestos materials in buildings.

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Examples of unusual uses of asbestos insulation material in buildings

Asbestos pipe insulation, found under attic floor as house insulation

Below we show some unusual "attic insulation," made of corrugated asbestos "paper" laid flat, was in the floor of a 1940s house in New York state.

Asbestos heating pipe insulation placed by prior owner under attic floorboards

We speculated that the installer had a source of "free" insulation and that it was installed before the asbestos scare.

Asbestos Gas-Fireplace Materials in Old Houses

Photograph of a pre-1900 gas fireplace containing asbestos Photograph of a pre-1900 gas fireplace containing asbestos

This pre-1900 gas fireplace found in a Minnesota home used tufts of asbestos fibers to support the heating flame. [Photograph courtesy Roger Hankey.]

 

 

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