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Yeah, I'm not gonna use the heat-gun, because...

Yeah, I'm not gonna use the heat-gun, because even aside from the fire risk, it'll release a lot of lead fumes. There are lower-temperature infrared heaters, like the "Silent Paint Remover;"...
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Hmmm... Somehow, I think this went off-track. ...

Hmmm... Somehow, I think this went off-track. I'm up to speed on how to contain the work area and clean up afterward, I'm familiar with my local regulations about disposal, etc. I'm just looking...
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All the paint on the outside meets the legal...

All the paint on the outside meets the legal definition for lead paint, according to the XRF test we had done. It's worst on the second story, especially under the eaves. I'm trying to do...
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We waived the lead-paint inspection. We really...

We waived the lead-paint inspection. We really wanted to move, the price was great, and we just didn't know how expensive lead abatement was. We read up on asbestos, and I stupidly assumed that...
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Lead-paint misery

Hi! We recently bought a lovely old house that needs some work; somehow, we neglected to have the home inspected for lead-based paint. And we had no idea just how expensive it could be to hire a...
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My house was built in 1921, and was originally...

My house was built in 1921, and was originally painted white, top to bottom. At some point, the owners left the top half (cedar shakes) white but painted the bottom half (wood siding) gray.
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