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gp1200 07-18-2011 06:25 AM

popcorn ceiling contain asbestos?
 
I had scraped down a ceiling in the bathroom and bedroom in a house that was built in 1979. I was wondering,after I've already done it, if this stuff could contain asbestos? It has the little white styrofoam balls and came off quite easily. I am now concerned I could have put myself at risk if it was asbestos. The house was built by my grandpa in 1979, he had built 200+ homes. If anyone would know thatd be great. Thanks

nealtw 07-18-2011 08:09 AM

I think some products do. I would have it checked before I did any more. Keep in mind people who were efected health wise worked with asbestos for years.

CharlieO 07-18-2011 10:37 AM

Well you should not have an issue, because asbestos was band from use in wall & ceiling coatings in the US in 1977!

TxBuilder 07-18-2011 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by CharlieO (Post 58945)
Well you should not have an issue, because asbestos was band from use in wall & ceiling coatings in the US in 1977!

You're also supposed to bury anything over 4amps, in my area, in conduit 18inches deep, but they didn't on my house.

People cut corners. I mean they just found out not too long ago a ton of houses' sheet rock contained asbestos and lead... and they were build not too long ago.

fi3rymonkey 07-20-2011 07:41 PM

I would get it tested if you have any doubts. Better to be safe.

Elia 01-23-2012 10:57 AM

I agree, better safe than sorry!


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