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stevie h

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Fitted some spot lights in some soffits/eves today , after cutting the 3rd hole , i started to wonder what material it was made of , so i took a bit round to my brother (builder) who confirmed my supisions , it was white asbestos :eek: (wore mask for the rest of the work) any of you lads come across this stuff ? i assume it takes years of contact with the stuff to causes real ill health ( i hope) or am i about to pop me clogs :(
 
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sparkyork

avoid all forms of the stuff like the plague, my old man suffered an aggonising death due to mesotholemia, the worst kind of asbestos illness worse then lung cancer. suffacating at the age of 56 is no way to go after grafting all ya life. refuse to work anywhere near it and if anyone tells you its ok, then tell them to **** off and die!
 
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spark-doctor

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Totally agree with Mr York. Especially if it is a domestic property.

then tell them to **** off and die!
 
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London Luke

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I get on with the Job ! Ive pulled loads of the stuff out. Only tell client if necessary and mention the sudden large increase in the quote!

There are a lot of myths about asbestos.
 
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Cirrus

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Hmm, not always us though is it. I work with labourers who think that asbestos floor tiles are ok to pull up with loads of different trades in the room at the time. It's others attitudes towards the stuff that is the problem. Also, it can be there and broken by you without even knowing it. For example, drilling into an artex ceiling and puncturing asbestos sheet above it.
 
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KNIPEX

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yeah and even some artex ceiling now contain traces of it in the artex.
 
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wayne

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and then there is the case of the woman who died of asbestosis due to washing her husbands overalls for years (he worked in an asbestos factory)
 
yeah and even some artex ceiling now contain traces of it in the artex.
This is true. All sparks should be very aware that older types of artex may contain asbestos. Be very very careful when you are working on old ceilings. A lot of decorating firms will get artex analysed before starting work on old ceilings.Is it really worth the risk to earn a few 'undred quid.
 
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sparkyork

I get on with the Job ! Ive pulled loads of the stuff out. Only tell client if necessary and mention the sudden large increase in the quote!

There are a lot of myths about asbestos.

im sorry but i cant just listen to "alot of myths" , it is a killer no myths no doubts, if you go in and pull it down then i hope you do it with no one else in the same work space as you. youre as good as saying you might live to see 60 but then you also mights not. do you really want your family to see you take your last breaths whilst your off your head on morphine in hospital?!!!!

there were indeed alot of wifes getting ill from it with cleaning the overalls, my old man worked at the york carriage works where they threw it round like snowballs, maybe they also thought it was a myth, until you look at the figures, well over 80 people have died in york due to this.

if you suspect its there dont touch it, get it analyzied by a professional company.
 
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Cirrus

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Agreed - it is a killer and you have to be careful I worry when my kids come and hug me when I get in from work daily. I worry when my wife picks up my snickers trousers to wash them. How ****e would I feel if they ever got it from my clothes?!!??

To show disdain is immature and a lack of education. I say you get onto an asbesos awareness course Londinium Luke - I have to each year!
 
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sparkyork

yeah previous employer of mine used to give us these h & s talks aswell, be careful luke its a horrible way to go.

also some old storage heaters have it inside them as well.
 
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spark-doctor

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All of the above reasons are why the HSE have reclassified white asbestos to the same level as Brown/Blue
 
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DYCHE4230

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how do you know when you come across any type of asbestos.????.I'm sure a lot of people are working with the stuff and don't even know it!!!!
 
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sparkyork

quite right dyche, all you can do is try and get aware of it, and how it was used. hse has some good guidance on what to avoid etc, i wonder if there is something on the market where you insert a dust sample and it turns a certain colour when asbestos is present ( ps i have just applied for patent of this device in my father honour !)
 
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