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How to tell if something is asbestos??

Dr HaxZaw

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ok so im working on renovating an old granny flat to turn into a bach pad/ bedroom and im taking a dividing wall out. I'm not too sure how long its been there and im worried that it might be asbestos and as i had planned to use a skip bin to get rid of all the rubbish i need to know beforehand what it is. Does anyone have any advice?? I talked to a building inspector and he said something about wetting it and then scratching it as asbestos is harder than gyprock?? Im not sure so i figured someone on here might know.

Also the bin company said theyll take insulating material but not fibreglass so how would i find out if the insulation is fibreglass or not??

Thanks in advance for the help
 

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Fibreglass will itch the **** outta you after removing it :)

As for the Asbestos if it is hard and brittle then it will most likely be Asbestos.
 

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If your working on an old granny flat you can pretty much be sure there is asbestos there. It can be anywhere though from the obvious like wall sheeting to the not so obvious like insulating materials and floor coverings. Like mentioned the only way to be sure is to get a sample tested of whatever you are disturbing.
 

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My understanding is you must have it tested by a licenced person. Why risk your health?
 

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