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Old 01-06-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Without testing who knows. You can take a sample bag it and send in. It could be but lots of stuff looks like asbestos and it isn't
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well that's certainly some old stuff. It was popular back in the 50's and it's made from sugar cane. Most of it came from Hawaii as the cane was plentiful. Now there is little to no sugar cane left there.
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Old Canec tiles.
No asbestos, just arsenic.

http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/eha-cm...6-dac30bb512d1
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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Old Canec tiles.
No asbestos, just arsenic.

http://eha-web.doh.hawaii.gov/eha-cm...6-dac30bb512d1
Omg! Thanks! I quickly glanced at the safety info and it seems like arsenic isn't THAT bad. Would I be able to remove this on my own?
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Omg! Thanks! I quickly glanced at the safety info and it seems like arsenic isn't THAT bad. Would I be able to remove this on my own?
You could. I know when I see it in commercial settings and it's removed it's a really messy job. The guys are all wrapped up. What's the backing surface? Concrete?
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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Would I be able to remove this on my own?

Tyvek suit, googles, and respirator are what I'd be wearing when removing those panels.



Granted...I've done it with as little as a dust mask on too.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm sure you can wear all kinds of stuff to keep it off of you but I've removed thousands of sq ft of it wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Last time I looked, there was no expiration date on my birth certificate. The tile might also be Celotex brand which does not have any arsenic in the mix. The cane fibers came from S America.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:13 PM
 
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You could. I know when I see it in commercial settings and it's removed it's a really messy job. The guys are all wrapped up. What's the backing surface? Concrete?
This is the backing of it...







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