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Is this asbestos?

We are looking at our HVAC system to see what needs to be done. There is some very ratty old sealing materiel around the seams of the furnace ducting. It needs to be removed and replaced.

Is this asbestos? Any advice on how to remove it? :confused:

Re: Is this asbestos?

It looks like asbestos tape. You may want to have it tested to be sure. Wear a dust mask, wet it down with a water spray bottle, and remove the tape. Place it in a double plastic bag and dispose of it in your trash. Keeping it wet should prevent fibers from drifting in the air. Generally professional removal is required. But I have removed a lot of it before all the EPA requirements were established.

Re: Is this asbestos?

Thanks for the reply, Jack.

Another knowledgable person has also suggested that this is asbestos tape. :eek: Interestingly, his suggestion for removal was exactly the same as yours. I will just assume it is asbestos tape and proceed accordingly. Thanks for your help. :)

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