could it be asbestos?

Old 01-31-10, 12:31 PM
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could it be asbestos?

I just bought an old farm house and proceeded to remove a part of a wall to see the type of insulation used.
I found that they used some sort of rigid fibrous panels that looks a bit like sound insulating panels.

I cut out a section to see it's cross section and found that it has a black layer going through the middle.

Did any of you ever deal with this type of insulation? Could this contain asbestos??

Thanks in advance for your help,

Old 01-31-10, 01:33 PM
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sounds like it is rockwool insulation.

The only sure way to know is have it tested in an approved lab.
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Get it tested and you will never have to wonder about it. Asbestos has found its way into so many different products over the years it's hard to say by looking at it with the naked eye.

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