keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2011

Drilling holes in asbestos

How to Drill holes in asbestos:

Preparing the work area
■ Ensure safe access.
■ Restrict access - minimise the number of people present.
■ Close doors. Use tape and notices to warn others.
■ If feasible, also restrict access to the rear of asbestos material. If drilling a roof
from outside, segregate the area beneath.
■ If access to the rear is not possible, warn the building owner that this area is
■ Ensure adequate lighting

■ 500-gauge polythene sheeting and duct tape;
■ warning tape and notices;
■ drill - manual or powered, set at the lowest speed;
■ drill bit, or hole cutter for holes greater than 20 mm diameter;
■ thick paste, eg wallpaper paste or shaving foam, or a proprietary device to
contain drilling debris;
■ mastic or sealant for gaps;
■ plastic or metal sleeve to protect hole edges;
■ bucket of water and rags;
■ asbestos waste container, eg labelled polythene sack; and
■ clear polythene sack.

Have fun.

keskiviikko 30. maaliskuuta 2011

Once again, i'd like to remind you to answer my tiny poll :-)
Tune in tomorrow for new text.

tiistai 29. maaliskuuta 2011

We had 4 interesting questions. I'm gonna let him answer now.

1. How can abestos improve our life?
It can't.

How much asbestot can you be exposed to?
No limit until you die.

Does Asbestos directly cause cancer or does it indirectly increase the chances of cancer?

 I think a friend of mine got cancer and died from asbestos exposure... sooo, what's up with that?
Nothing. He just died.

Hope you had fun. Over and out.

tiistai 22. maaliskuuta 2011

Next week i'm having a guest. Some guy from the internet claims he knows everything about asbestos. So post your questions in the comment section below this text and tune in next time for answers :).

sunnuntai 20. maaliskuuta 2011

lauantai 19. maaliskuuta 2011

 What is asbestos?

Not too many know that asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur in the environment as bundles of fibers that can be separated into thin threads. These fibers are resistant to chemicals fire, heat and do not conduct electricity at all. These were the reasons why asbestos was used widely in many countries


 How was asbestos used?

 The construction industries used it for strengthening their cement and plastics as well as for sound absorption, roofing, fireproofing, and insulation. The shipbuilding industry has used asbestos to insulate boilers, steam pipes, and hot water pipes. The automotive industry uses asbestos in vehicle brake shoes and clutch pads. Asbestos has also been used in ceiling and floor tiles; paints, coatings, and adhesives; and plastics. In addition, asbestos has been found in vermiculite-containing garden products and some talc-containing crayons

More to come tomorrow.

Please take few minutes of your life and watch this video about asbestos. It just might save your life!
Comment if you have any questions. I will answer them.