Jump to content

Ducted heating and Asbestos


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Speaking about houses, I have a question.

Our current house is rented. It has ducted heating (floor up) excluding bedrooms(weird). Recently we requested the landlord to check on the gas heater for carbon monoxide as it is located in the laundry area. The trady came and true enough it was leaking CO. The landlord is very kind and will be replacing a new heater coming Tuesday and he will be adding ducted heating to our bedrooms too.

I have my 7YO DS and a 5week old DS2. We will be at home when installation happens. I have no idea what will be involved in the whole process, just know we will get a new gas heater and ducted heating for bedrooms at the end of it.

My big concern is asbestos. Will this sort of work disturb asbestos? This house is at least 30 over years. Will it be safe to stay in the house?

#2 BadCat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

Unless you have asbestos insulation (I thought they'd all been cleaned out but I could be wrong) or asbestos in your flooring (unlikely), it's not likely to be a problem.

Is there asbestos that you are aware of that will be disturbed?  Or is this just a general concern?

Edited by BadCat, 18 November 2012 - 10:56 AM.


#3 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Thanks! I am totally not sure if there is any. Is a general concern as I am not sure how the work will be done. I could assume there is asbestos as its a 30 year old house and not sure if it will be disturbed in the work process.

#4 BadCat

Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

The main places you find asbestos are in the old asbestos insulation and in old fibro sheeting.  In a house of that age you are most likely to find it in the eaves and the bathroom walls.  Neither of those should be a problem for getting your ducted gas fixed.  I doubt you'd find anyone willing to work on your house at all if still had asbestos insulation.

If the unit is in the laundry area will they have to damage walls?  Walls in laundries are often done in fibro in older houses.  Not all fibre cement sheeting has asbestos in it though.   I think you'll find that tradies know what to look out for and won't work if there is asbestos danger.  You should be absolutely fine.

#5 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:32 AM

Thanks so much. original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • ek-thumb-blinkybill

    Win Blinky Bill The Movie Prize Packs

    To celebrate the release of BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE in cinemas September, you could win 1 of 10 prize packs that include a pair of Kids Ugg Australia boots, DVD pack, a Blinky Bill The Movie book set and family pass to see the film.

  • ek-fathersdayfitbit

    Father's Day Gift Ideas 2015

    Here are 13 awesome gift ideas for the Dads to celebrate his special day.

  • ek-sportbooks-athumb

    Best books for sporty kids

    Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

  • kmart-320

    Kmart decor hacks

    Entire communities on Instagram are devoted to showing Kmart homewares prepped, preened and hacked into designer items.

  • ek-pullapart-zthumb

    Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

    From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

  • cotton-on-_320

    Cotton On KIDS activewear range

    Activewear for kids has gone designer at Cotton On.

  • ek-90steentvshows-2thumb

    Teens of the 90's TV favourites

    Were you a teen in the 90's? Here are some of your favourite shows from Australia and abroad during the decade.

  • Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

    Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

  • harry320

    10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

    Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

  • dh_320

    When they were famous

    Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

  • ek-fidgettoys-1athubm

    Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

    Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

  • ek-80sboys-1thumb3

    Boys growing up in the 80s

    Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.