The fiberglass particles are not carcinogenic. They are nothing more than a
particulate irritant as I recall.
Wear a good respirator, since you have one. The shop vac, that's as likely
to kick things up ad they don't typically have god filters. Plastic trash
bags are a very good way to contain the debris.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Franklin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Shop Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 5:04 PM
Subject: [Shop-talk] Cutting fiberglass?
> Since FIFO doesn't work so well for home renovations, I'm going to
> have to cut a shower enclosure in half to remove it. It's made of
> fiberglass. How nasty will it get if I use the sawzall? Will the
> fibers be big enough to land on the ground in a few minutes or will
> there be a microscopic carcinogenic haze throughout the house for a
> month? I have a good respirator and shop vac, but no good way to
> contain the debris.
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