Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Checkout our Plumbers Insurance area - heavily discounted Public Liability Insurance and Van Insurance specifically designed for plumbers.

Discuss Is this asbestos? It's old pipe lagging roughly 1940s? in the General Off-Topic Chat area at

  1. Jord9418

    Jord9418 New Member

    I've recently bought an old RAF estate house witch hasn't been touched since 1940. I removed some lagging stupidly without checking if it was asbestos just wondering if anyone can help me out? Cheers.





  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No idea mate. If you are not sure get it tested.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I’m sure I have seen these pictures before?
  4. Jord9418

    Jord9418 New Member

    People have said it looks like old sack lagging or horse hair lagging?
  5. Vicdiy

    Vicdiy Member

    I'm certain that's what it is. I had a lot of this in my loft and it definitely was not asbestos.My house was built in 1936
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Trusted Plumber GSR

    It does look like Hair felt Lagging to me!
    I obviously have not inspected it in the flesh though!
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hair felt and string
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Asbestos looks totally different in colour and texture but I would wear a face mask and gloves if only to protect yourself from the dust and fibres in the air when removing old stuff.
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  9. Jord9418

    Jord9418 New Member

    Cheers for all the advise everyone I appreciate it
Similar Threads - asbestos pipe lagging Forum Date
Panicked tenant re. boiler asbestos New Member Introductions Feb 9, 2019
Soil pipe for toilet frame help Plumbing Forum Yesterday at 9:22 PM