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    60's era drywall had 10ish % asbestos by weight (it's heavy) for strength. The drywall I am repairing (20+ holes) also has fiberglass in it (lots of fiberglass itch, something I have never felt before with old drywall dust), I wonder if it is new enough to be asbestos free which would put it late 80's.

    A clue to the age of the drywall might be the wiring, the remodeled wirng is black Romex with grey plastic boxes...any opinion as to the age of that work?

    Some people freak out and think you need to call some govt agency certified contractor and tent the house. Some don't. heh.

    I think you need to not make a mess, respect the dust, not create it in the demo of old drywall and coverings and have a vacuum cleaner that filters well, wear a mask, use gloves and a paper suit when you are doing the cutting and trimming and cleaning. I have a vacuum cleaner where I have also directed the filtered exhaust out a window.

    What do you all think?

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 05:17:58 PM PST

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