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  # 1750509 30-Mar-2017 09:07
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Well done that man! The trouble with relying on just mftr. dates was that there would have been existing stock. I don't know why new stock didn't get labled. I've not seen any early replacement marked No Asbestos.

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  # 1750514 30-Mar-2017 09:19
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Bung: Well done that man! The trouble with relying on just mftr. dates was that there would have been existing stock. I don't know why new stock didn't get labled. I've not seen any early replacement marked No Asbestos.

 

 

 

I think it's best just to get it tested. On product already installed you can't see any manufacturing dates as cement board is always painted on the exterior.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1750953 30-Mar-2017 22:32
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You can send a piece of your soffit here for analysis.

 

Having just been through a full reno with asbestos cladding and soffits this is all fresh in my mind.

 

Nothing to stop you removing the soffits yourself - overalls, mask, gloves etc and remove it in sheets without breaking it up as much as you can.

 

Wrap it in the correct micron polythene and seal it up in packages.  We had a place locally that allowed individuals to drop correctly packaged asbestos cladding etc off for disposal at $200 tonne.  They ran the local disposal site, but only approved contractors could dump there, but they took smaller amounts at their depot.  I offloaded 2 tonne there.

 

I had quotes of $6-$10k for removal, we did it ourselves (buying the safety gear and following regulations), including dumping and analysis after removal, for around $1k.

 

Plenty of outfits making good money doing asbestos removal.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1750970 30-Mar-2017 23:25
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tukapa1:

 

You can send a piece of your soffit here for analysis.

 

Having just been through a full reno with asbestos cladding and soffits this is all fresh in my mind.

 

Nothing to stop you removing the soffits yourself - overalls, mask, gloves etc and remove it in sheets without breaking it up as much as you can.

 

Wrap it in the correct micron polythene and seal it up in packages.  We had a place locally that allowed individuals to drop correctly packaged asbestos cladding etc off for disposal at $200 tonne.  They ran the local disposal site, but only approved contractors could dump there, but they took smaller amounts at their depot.  I offloaded 2 tonne there.

 

I had quotes of $6-$10k for removal, we did it ourselves (buying the safety gear and following regulations), including dumping and analysis after removal, for around $1k.

 

Plenty of outfits making good money doing asbestos removal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When did you do it, because there are now new laws that restrict removal. eg more than 10 sqm, or any that is friable. 

 

I have seen some pro companies removing it in the past and surprised that they didn't spray it down first with a PVA solution to contain the particles. Although that was before the changes to the regulations, so don't know if they do that now.

 

 


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  # 1750972 30-Mar-2017 23:29
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They guys that were doing the chimney here took down heaps of the old soffet so that what is remaining is below the 10 meters that the builder can do themselves.

 

Pain in the ass stuff to have. Will be glad to see the last of it go.

 

But the pipe lagging is a whole another problem. Not sure why the hell they thought that asbestos was a good idea on standard hot water pipes. FFS that is crazy money to have taken away. Would have been a fraction of the price before the start of the year too. Im leaving that for now till more people get on board doing it as most of the places I asked were not doing it after january till they had got some more training and staff on board because too busy.





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  # 1751004 31-Mar-2017 07:55
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What sort of pipe is it? It may be quicker to wrap and remove existing pipe and replace it. If old galv pipe that would probably need doing sooner or later.

 

 

 

PS Last time I ask at Wellington landfill small householder amounts up to 20kg were accepted free. Alternative commercial rate minimum charge allowed for up to half tonne.


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  # 1751216 31-Mar-2017 15:09
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Bung:

 

What sort of pipe is it? It may be quicker to wrap and remove existing pipe and replace it. If old galv pipe that would probably need doing sooner or later.

 

 

 

PS Last time I ask at Wellington landfill small householder amounts up to 20kg were accepted free. Alternative commercial rate minimum charge allowed for up to half tonne.

 

 

 

 

Its the old fat copper pipes for the hot water. Im getting the cylander moved into the corner of the bathroom soon since the floor its on now is falling down and its miles away from where the water is used since in the bad old days it was hooked into the fireplace beside it. Once the pipes are disused I will get someone else to give me a price to remove them. Problem is they are rat chewed so there are bits hanging off them which makes it classed as something worse than if they were all intact and nice.





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  # 1751225 31-Mar-2017 15:35
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My 1992 built house has this style of guttering. When we first moved in 10 years ago we had a leak occurring several times a year. Basically snow or hailstone would funnel into one area and block the guttering and then the house would be flooded. We solved this by adding an aluminium gutter guard system - I think it was the Gumleaf one - and we have not had a problem since with leaks or birds. Snow and hail cannot block the gutter now and only water runs in the gutter where it's supposed to. The cost was only around $2500 to have the gutter guard put on, which was much cheaper than extending the roofing and replacing the gutters on our large 2 story house.

 

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  # 1751227 31-Mar-2017 15:42
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leaps:

 

My 1992 built house has this style of guttering. When we first moved in 10 years ago we had a leak occurring several times a year. Basically snow or hailstone would funnel into one area and block the guttering and then the house would be flooded. We solved this by adding an aluminium gutter guard system - I think it was the Gumleaf one - and we have not had a problem since with leaks or birds. Snow and hail cannot block the gutter now and only water runs in the gutter where it's supposed to. The cost was only around $2500 to have the gutter guard put on, which was much cheaper than extending the roofing and replacing the gutters on our large 2 story house.

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

Is it easy to remove and put back on if the gutters need maintenance? eg parts replacing or gluing. The system, my grandmas retirement unit has, actually had a PVC gutter in behind the metal faschia. That maybe why she never had a problem, as PVC gutter can last for years, and the only maintenance required is the odd bit of regluing .


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  # 1751235 31-Mar-2017 16:05
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We have plastic guttering running inside the Taylor fasia and we have not had a problem with it since putting the gutter guard on. The gutter guard is fixed with screws along the lower edge and with caulk along the upper corrugated edge, so it should be moderately easy to remove and replace.


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