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Asbestos in Eichler roof or walls?

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Joined: Mar 18 2004

My wife and I recently purchased an Eichler in Walnut Creek's Rancho San Miguel. Because of the extreme summer heat here we're probably going to install a Unico A/C system. Our concern is that the roof penetrations might generate asbestos dust from the 1950's vintage roof insulation. Does anyone know whether Eichler Homes used asbestos in their roof and/or wall insulation, particularly in Rancho San Miguel?

Thanks from two excited but wary Eichler newbies...

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

welcome to the neighborhood! Which street are you on ? The best way to survive the summer heat here is to hang out at the Eichler-built swim club :-)

I am not quite sure if there is asbestos in the original roof insulation. I guess if you want to combine the unico system with a foam roof, you would want to strip all the existing insulation anyway before creating the roof penetrations.

If you want to be 100% certain, you may want to take a sample of the insulation and have it tested.

Johannes

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Joined: Nov 21 2003

Also welcome to the neighborhood. I also don't know, but agree with jsierra, if you really want to know take a sample and have it tested. I know that several people ing the 'hood have installed that system, and have nothing but good things to say regatding it as well. Where did you purchase? I am on Los Cerros.

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Joined: Mar 18 2004

Thanks for the welcomes, Johannes & Chris. We will be moving into our new home on Santa Fe Drive in mid-April. I guess the only way to know for sure about the asbestos is to test, unless someone else comes forward who has already gone that route. See you in the neighborhood!

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Joined: Mar 18 2004

For anyone who has been wondering, we had our roof core-drilled and the sample tested for asbestos...it came a way with a clean bill of health!

Jose

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Joined: Nov 21 2003

I am glad to hear that you didn't find any aspestos. Again hope you enjoy your home and the neighborhood. Peetes on Saturday morning is quite a wait. :)

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