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Old 11-12-03, 03:16 AM
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I need to know how to cut asbestos siding tiles. Tried scoring and snap ; not much success.

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Old 11-12-03, 04:35 AM
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How about a tool for scoring laminate coutertops? It is hard too, and might snap better.
 

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Old 11-12-03, 02:13 PM
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There is a cutter for them--------but dont know if you can find one anymore. They work just like a clay tile cutter does . Use a hand drill for the nail holes it will go right through. If you use power drill you will just burn your bit up. ED
 
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Old 11-12-03, 03:57 PM
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How about seeking a local company for help, there are strict rules when dealing with asbestos, and for your health and others around you.
 
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Old 11-12-03, 10:08 PM
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http://www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs/module...os/asbharm.htm

Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles, floor tiles, undamaged laboratory cabinet tops, shingles, fire doors, siding shingles, etc. will not release asbestos fibers unless they are disturbed or damaged in some way. If an asbestos ceiling tile is drilled or broken, for example, it may release fibers into the air. If it is left alone and not disturbed, it will not.

Are you sure you want to mess with this siding?
 
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Old 11-14-03, 03:38 PM
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We've used wet saws. No matter what you do it's important that the tiles are wet to reduce the dust. Asbestos isn;t dangerous until you breathe it in.
 
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Old 11-14-03, 04:10 PM
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Info provided by http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/asbestos.htm

Can I Do the Work Myself?

EPA recommends that when dealing with materials containing asbestos, whether it is to test, repair, or remove, you hire an asbestos professional to do the work for you. Improper handling of asbestos material can create more of a hazard than if it is left undisturbed. If you need to take corrective measures, you should use a different contractor than the one who tested for asbestos in order to avoid a conflict of interest.

Before you decide on an asbestos professional, ask potential contractors to document their completion of a federal or state-approved training program. Also, ask for references from previous clients to learn if they were satisfied. To guard against costly, hazardous, unnecessary removals, know what services are available and what procedures and precautions are needed to do the job properly.

If you need repairs or removal done, make sure the work area is clearly marked as hazardous. Keep household members and pets away from the area until the work is completed. Be sure that your contractor avoids spreading or tracking asbestos dust into other areas of the home. The work area should be properly sealed off from the rest of the house using plastic sheeting and duct tape. Also, the air conditioning and heating system should be turned off. Before asbestos removal, insist that the contractor apply a wetting agent to the asbestos material with a fine-mist hand sprayer. Wet fibers do not float as easily as dry fibers and are easier to clean up. The contractor should use wet mops, rags or sponges to clean the area. HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) vacuum cleaners can also be used. All asbestos materials and disposable equipment and clothing should be placed in marked and sealed leakproof bags and disposed of properly.

DISPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

All asbestos waste and the disposable clothing, filters, equipment, and building materials which are not to be cleaned and reused must be disposed of as asbestos waste. The material must be in double 6-mil plastic bags, labelled as asbestos, hauled to an approved asbestos landfill in a covered vehicle, and disposed of according to EPA, state, and local regulations. The contractor or homeowner should contact the health department or air pollution control agency in the area where the asbestos removal is to take place to determine local notification, removal, and disposal requirements and sites.

1. Place all dampened filters, cloths, mopheads and other asbestos wastes into a transparent (6-mil) plastic bag. Seal the bag with heavy duty tape. Place the first bag into a second bag.
2. If the bags are not already preprinted, label the bags with a sign: "DANGER; CONTAINS ASBESTOS FIBERS, AVOID CREATING DUST, CANCER AND LUNG DISEASE HAZARD". The sign should be placed between the two transparent plastic bags. Seal the second bag with heavy duty tape.
3. Place the sealed and labeled bags with other solid waste material for pick-up and delivery to an approved waste disposal site. Asbestos waste materials should be disposed of according to Federal and local regulations.
 

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Old 11-16-03, 02:59 PM
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My normal advice to customers with asbestos siding, cover it with new vinyl or fiber-cement siding. Leave the old stuff where it is, because disposal is expensice, not to menttion the hassle, which others here have alluded to. This you could possibly do yourself, provided you're reasonably handy with tools & have the proper ladders & equipment at your disposal. Just my $.02 worth.
 
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Old 11-16-03, 05:20 PM
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Asbestos siding

Avoid drilling, sawing, sanding asbestos tiles as fibers will become airborne. Asbestos shingles should be covered as suggested. Asbestos can cause serious health problems. Driving nails into or cutting tiles can release fibers.
 
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Old 11-16-03, 05:25 PM
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I've drove alot of nails thru it over the years, it may release some bad junk in the air, but I still think it's the best option.
 
 

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