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Old 01-02-2010, 06:54 PM  
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I am refurbing a 100 year old house.

I am concerned about the presence of lead and asbestos (are there others?).

More from a resale value standpoint.

Probably the only way to tell what is on, or in those plastered walls and popcorn coated ceilings is testing. (who does, how much $ ?)

If it is positive for them what options does one have with each?

Can you just paint over them?



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Old 01-03-2010, 08:16 PM  
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Hello!! (Echo echo echo)


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Old 01-05-2010, 08:38 PM  
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:01 PM  
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Surely its not a verboten topic?

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Texas, first off welcome to House Repair Talk. Secondly, I wouldn't worry to much about the presence of asbestos in your house. It usually only becomes a problem when you make it airborne, such as creating dust. What I would suggest is taking samples in for testing, there are companies that will do that for a fee. Look in the yellow pages and you should be able to find a company that does testing.

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Old 01-11-2010, 06:55 PM  
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I should have explained, I am renovating this ancient house. It has a popcorn ceiling and paint layers could be 60+ years old.

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I hate to say it but if you know asbestos and lead are present you may want to get a professional.



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