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9th Oct 2009, 07:12 PM
hi. im currently renovating my unit and it has vermiculite ceilings. one bedroom has been plastered over by the previous owner and this makes the ceiling height about 2380, below BCA requirements. should i continue this way and just batten with 16mm rondo over the vermiculite or just rip it all down. it may contain asbestos but ill just bring the hose inside the roof when i do it? any help much appreciated...
9th Oct 2009, 10:08 PM
At my age I would just rip the lot down. At your age as stated 22 man are you out of your tree. You will be S--T up to the ears with that lot coming down. Wear a mask if you like chances are some will get through. At 22 you have 50 years plus for asbestos to get you. It may not but you have 50 years plus to think it might. Please dont spend the rest of your life thinking about one silly action.
11th Oct 2009, 09:07 PM
continue with the batten, No known health risk with vermiculite.
14th Oct 2009, 10:51 AM
Our house is 2 storey with suspended concrete slab. So the ceiliings in my office (originally a rumpus room) and the hallway entrance are vermicullite. When painting out the office about 15 years ago I wasn't aware of any health risk and some of my office ceiling is also airconditioning and heat ducting also vermicullited.
So I used an airless spray gun and did the whole room and ceiling in undercoat white which still looks fine today. In a living area or bedroom it might be different but to me painted properly the vermicullite just looks like painted render. And the cost to batten and plaster and paint this just doesn't seem to compute.
Good luck with your project!
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