can you seal asbestos located on the piping of a boiler?

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can you seal asbestos located on the piping of a boiler?

Asked by Jackie Jones

The home I am buying has some asbestos on the joints of the pipes for the boiler and there is some kind of duct tape around it. Is this okay.

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Sean Lintow Sr's picture

As long as it is not disturbed & is not friable it is fine - once it is disturbed is when the problems occur. Can you seal it - no not really & you probably wouldn't want to even if you could as you are not only disturbing it but making life harder later when you may have to replace or work on those lines. It would be best to simply deal with it now or plan to do so when you will have some work done.