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Old 12-07-17, 05:44 PM
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Asbestos?

Is this asbestos or just a fiber for plaster?
It looks like black dog hair.
Could it be horse hair used for plastering?
 
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It is probably just hair but, the rule for anything suspected of containing asbestos is that it DOES contain asbestos until PROVEN otherwise by laboratory testing. So never assume anything contains asbestos.
 
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The long strands are Horse Hair which was quite common as a reinforcement . . . . but that doesn't rule out asbestos being in the white plaster cake.

Still, there's no reason for asbestos to be in the wall plaster.
 
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Oh...I thought it was commonly used in plaster.
Where would it be within the walls if it was there?
 
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