I'm in the process of replacing my mother in law's stove and when I removed
the old stove, I think I have found a panel of asbestos being used to shield
the heat from the wall next to the stove. It's intact and is covered by the
stove. Is there any thing I can spray over the panel to contain any asbestos
that it may contain? I have a HVLP sprayer and can spray most any kind of
liquid. Is there a product that is heat resistant that I can incapsolate the
If you are talking about a typical home style kitchen stove, no heat shield
is necesary. The wall can be painted with latex paint so if that is good
enough for any home, it will be good enough over the panel, should you
desire leaving it in place. Or cover it with a thin piece of sheet metal.
The transite sheet; unless it has been rubbed, drilled, sanded,
sawn. etc; would not be in a friable condition. At this time it
is not a controlled material here. When I say controlled, it does
not have to go to a registered landfill and does not have to be
dealt with by licensed contractors, at least not here.
There is no reason to encapsulate it. Was it screwed or nailed?
Why ;not just remove it if it worries you?
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
If its a hard/rigid board, like an asbestos shingle, and it doesn't flake,
puff, or shed dust when you poke it with your finger, then you don't need
to encapsulate it with anything. If you just want to pamper your own
phobias, take the thing out entirely, bury it in the back yard in the dark of
moon, and replace it with sheetmetal.
hmm, I wouldn't do this.
The worst thing that you can do with asbestos is to disturb it and create
dust. Your initial impression is the best. paint it over and don't mess
with it any more than absolutely necessary.
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