I've been searching for some info on the old furnace my brother just cracked open at my mother's place... Wondering if it would have been manufactured with asbestos inside it.....
It is a Viking Junior Boiler, Manufactured by Warden King Limited. 4 Cast Iron Sections, with BTU ratings for Coal, Oil and gas(?)(Can't recall and I'm not at the house to look at it as I type this) on the plate at the front. It was converted to natural gas from oil roughly 20 years ago.
It was professionally decommissioned, and the guy who put in the new furnace on Christmas Eve(!!
explained that we could simply take a sawz-all and pry bars to it ourselves if we didn't want to wait unil sometime in Januray to have it hauled away.... SHOULD HAVE CALLED A PROFESSIONAL
, to break it down, I know. I'm just hoping that someone on here might be familiar enough with this particular model of furnace to be able to tell me what the fibrous insulation material is behind the lower hatch/plate/door on the front of the furnace.
I've not seen the material myself. It was described to me by my brother, who is now concerned that the material might be asbestos.
Asbestos wrap insuation was removed from several water pipes before the new furnace was put in(no clue if that is relevant at all).
I'm including a photo of the furnace from before my brother took his sawz-all to it.
PLEASE let me know if you can help me with an answer, or suggest a different place for me to post this question.
Thanks you very much for your time.
Merry Christmas & A Happy 2010!