Asbestos Chimney


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Old 02-14-08, 10:07 AM
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Question Asbestos Chimney

We're buying a house. During inspection, we learned that there is an asbestos chimney for the furnace.

I know asbestos is only a hazard as airborne particles, but I'd still like to get it replaced. I'm assuming that is an expensive operation, anyone know? I also imagine we might have to be out of the house while that is being done?

Or, should we just not buy this house?
 
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Old 02-15-08, 09:45 AM
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I don't know anything about an asbestos chimney, but I probably wouldn't let that deter me from buying a house.

I think your best bet would be to find an asbestos abatement company and ask them.
 
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Old 02-15-08, 11:01 AM
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What kind of furnace is on this asbestos flue???? If gas you are Ok .But not on a oil furnace at all. That pipe is called ( Transite ) and yes it is made of a asbestos cement . It was used a lot in late 50's and start of the 60's. Its about the same mix as the asbestos shingles that you can find on older homes.
 
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Old 02-19-08, 06:33 AM
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Ed, it's a gas furnace.
 
 

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