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Mystery material in old water tank

Postby LordBerkley » Sun May 03, 2020 7:29 pm

I’ve recently moved into a 1950s build ex council house and I’m planning on boarding out the loft. There is a redundant water tank in the loft that I was going to remove before carrying out any works. The tank looks relatively modern being made of plastic, however inside it however there is a dark yellow / orange fibrous fabric material that looks to be quite old, see photos. Does this look worrying, i.e. is it likely to be asbestos? I was planning on testing some artex ceilings for asbestos, is this mystery material something else that I should get tested as well? I appreciate the best thing to do is just to get it tested, but I’m wondering if I’m worrying over nothing or not. Any replies much appreciated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon May 04, 2020 9:51 pm

Hi lordberkley,
The material is the old tank jacket which is felt on hessian matting. Wear a mask when disposing of it.
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