What material do you think this is?

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What material do you think this is?

  1. Asbestos

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  2. Gyrock

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  3. Don't know

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  1. Lina8988

    Lina8988 Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm looking at removing my existing linen cupboard and replacing it with a new one. I'm trying to think of the most optimal way to remove this.... as I think the backing of the linen cupboard may be asbestos... what do you think it is?

    I'm wondering if:

    1) Its possible to remove the existing linen cupboard without damage to the sheeting

    2) Remove the whole linen cupboard and get a it gyrocked + plastered.


    Thanks so much for the input x
     

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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Well-Known Member

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    It looks like horsehair plaster to me from the pics......so option "none of the above"

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  3. Lina8988

    Lina8988 Member

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    Hi there, thanks so much for the reply. You may be right as its cracking etc. its Behind my bathroom. I did a quick google, im not certain... but is this plaster dangerous?
    Thanks :)
     
  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Well-Known Member

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    Generally not - BUT there are always exceptions - so have a piece tested for asbestos to be certain.
     
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  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Only if it is still attached to the horse. :eek:
     
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  6. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    No, not dangerous if it’s just horsehair plaster.
     
  7. Paul@PAS

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    Looks like fine cotton to me
     
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  8. bmc

    bmc Well-Known Member

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    make sure you give it a Clean Sweep
     
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  9. TSK

    TSK Well-Known Member

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    this. costs stuff all and gives you peace of mind that you're not contaminating the entire house
     
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  10. TSK

    TSK Well-Known Member

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    don't get your advice from an internet forum about potential hazardous material. if in doubt assume it is hazardous and treat as such, testing only way to confirm if it is or not.
     
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