On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 08:54:18 -0400, "Alexander Galkin"
That black stuff is most likely asphalt coated paper with a fiber
material inside, which I believe is made from wood and paper.
I just demolished a building that was full of the stuff. I must admit
I like that stuff much better than fiberglass when demolishing a
building on a hot and humid summer day. I cant stand handling
fiberglass when I am sweaty.
Personally, I'd cut your hole and not worry about it. As for the
sheetrock, it is gypsum, not asbestos.
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