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    Default Asbestos lagging exposure

    In the process of demoing our bathroom. Removing tiles from and render from walls. The tiles had a bed of cement behind them that I was knocking off with a hammer drill.
    Wasn't until late in the game I noticed the lagging around the pipes chased into the wall. The cement bedding pulled a bit of it off, visibly breaking apart the fibres.
    This could have also happened earlier as I was working on the tiles around.

    Of course, while id normally wear a mask, on this occasion I was not. Hindsight is great.
    There would likely be tiles/cement floating around within the room with some of the lagging stuck to it.

    What would be the advice moving forward? Is this a shut the room up and call in a professional job?


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    Get a sample tested, only one way to confirm if it contains asbestos.

    Others may have location experience on what was common in construction in your area. Age of the building may also help.

    Edit. Lagging I would expect to be wrapped around the pipe but it looks like something packed into the gap and smeared over the brick. It could just be plaster and rovings to hold the pipe until it was tiled. Testing is the only way to confirm.

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    House is an early 1970s build. Its a very odd build so nothing would surprise me. It has a spongy feel.

    Yes, definitely is packed tight into the gaps and smeared around the edges. My previous understanding of lagging was that it was more of a wrap too.
    I did since find this post which does sound similar: https://www.renovateforum.com/f217/w...lation-115957/

    and also this: https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/si...Page%29_AW.pdf
    Has a similar idea on Page 8, bottom right photo.

    Assuming its confirmed asbestos, looking for guidance around clean up/continuing demo/completing the works.

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    Your in the ACT, for you it’s clear cut.

    DIY asbestos removal is not recommended and in some states is not legal. In the ACT, all asbestos removal work must be carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist.”

    https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/no...l-requirements

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    No plans to remove asbestos lagging, definitely not myself. All plumbing will remain in identical position.

    Looking at options to just work around

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