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Removing old Fireplace for Woodburner Install - is There an Asbestos Risk?

Postby iamgroucho » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:52 pm

Hi all,

I'm about rip out an old open fireplace in preparation to have a woodburner installed. Someone has said the formed concrete inner to the rear of the fireplace could be asbestos, is this right? I have already spoken to a few experienced people, and no one else has mentioned it could be asbestos.

I have attached an image and highlighted the area so hopefully you can see what I am on about.

Any thoughts appreciated
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:16 pm

its unlikely to be asbestos in that fireplace in my opinion, I have never come across any, And I have removed a few.
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