Old fuse box with asbestos

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by iandaviot, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. iandaviot

    iandaviot Member

    Am i correct in believing that the old re-wirable fuse boxes with ceramic style fuse carriers contain asbestos. If this is the case is there a problem when it comes to replacing them and disposing off. Do you need a specialist company to come a do that work?[​IMG]
  2. removed 7

    removed 7 New Member

    Ian, you're partly correct in that belief.  But the DIs-Board that you've pictured, is not one of those to be feared. The fuse carriers there, have coated asbestos subsitute ribbon arc-shields.   You'd have to go back to the late 1920's/30's to find the flaky stuff - and even in that case it wouldn't require the services of a specialist company, it would only require double-bagging and depositing at the local tip.

  3. i'll get my coat

    i'll get my coat New Member

    A word of caution.
    Just came accross an aged BILL 400v triple pole rewireable fuseboard
    retrofitted with hrc fuses holders.
    the asbestos lining to the fuse bases was still in situ.
    This is the worst type of asbesos as it is fibrous not cement based
    as common in flashguards.
    Any disturbance is likely to release nasty fibres.
    Fuseboard approx 40yrs old(younger than me).
    Asbestos removal company confirmed these linings and also
    rope type door gaskets are more common than people think

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