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asbestos around chimney

Posted by Kevin on March 21st, 2001 12:28 PM
In reply to Kitchen Pantry Carousel by Skip on March 21st, 2001 12:10 PM [Go to top of thread]

I am scraping loose paint and plaster from a house built in the twenties or thirties. Around the chimney (inside the house), there is a white, powderish substance which doesn't look like plaster to me. Was it common to use asbestos surrounding the brickwork of a chimney (under the plaster) at that time?

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