allen lumley wrote:M.R. : You have 90% of it ! The ball when squeezed in your fist should stay intact but when squeezed between thumb and fingers
should easily pop apart !
Because the Clay slip reduces the insulation value of the perlite slightly it is important to use enough at least 2 inches, 3'' would be
If your C.S./P is at least 2'' thick you should be able to wrap it in hardware cloth or stuff the C.S./P. between the heat riser and a
large piece of H.E.V.A.C. cold air retune pipe, here we are not worried about its eventual failure directly under the drum, but just
supporting the C.S./P.
This is where we both are going to get excoriated by our Fellow Members!
The current building codes do not allow for any use of asbestos, but does allow for the encapsulation of it where it is found,(I Think)
usually when this is found in public buildings it is just ripped out and hauled off to a remote $ Location $
We are trying to prevent inhalation of the fibers, drinking or bathing it are not the problem, a neighboring town has asbestus pipe
for its municipal water supply, not ideal, but not deadly !
I am stymied on visualizing what you have, perhaps if you had a retaining box with some sand in it you could carefully bed the
asbestus sheets on the sand and cover with more sand this should improve the protection at floor level, otherwise the golden rule
should be to handle it as little as possible ! and use a mask and wash your work clothes immediately after as a separate wash !
Check for the county agency that deals with 'Solid Waste', usually a given region has one day a year where you can turn in hazardous
waste without penalty ! Give them a call and pump them for information ! AND Share what you learned ! Big AL