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Ducted heating and Asbestos
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:35 AM
Speaking about houses, I have a question.
Our current house is rented. It has ducted heating (floor up) excluding bedrooms(weird). Recently we requested the landlord to check on the gas heater for carbon monoxide as it is located in the laundry area. The trady came and true enough it was leaking CO. The landlord is very kind and will be replacing a new heater coming Tuesday and he will be adding ducted heating to our bedrooms too.
I have my 7YO DS and a 5week old DS2. We will be at home when installation happens. I have no idea what will be involved in the whole process, just know we will get a new gas heater and ducted heating for bedrooms at the end of it.
My big concern is asbestos. Will this sort of work disturb asbestos? This house is at least 30 over years. Will it be safe to stay in the house?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:55 AM
Unless you have asbestos insulation (I thought they'd all been cleaned out but I could be wrong) or asbestos in your flooring (unlikely), it's not likely to be a problem.
Is there asbestos that you are aware of that will be disturbed? Or is this just a general concern?
Edited by BadCat, 18 November 2012 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:34 PM
Thanks! I am totally not sure if there is any. Is a general concern as I am not sure how the work will be done. I could assume there is asbestos as its a 30 year old house and not sure if it will be disturbed in the work process.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:24 PM
The main places you find asbestos are in the old asbestos insulation and in old fibro sheeting. In a house of that age you are most likely to find it in the eaves and the bathroom walls. Neither of those should be a problem for getting your ducted gas fixed. I doubt you'd find anyone willing to work on your house at all if still had asbestos insulation.
If the unit is in the laundry area will they have to damage walls? Walls in laundries are often done in fibro in older houses. Not all fibre cement sheeting has asbestos in it though. I think you'll find that tradies know what to look out for and won't work if there is asbestos danger. You should be absolutely fine.
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