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Re: [Shop-talk] Cutting fiberglass?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Cutting fiberglass?
From: "Nolan" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 19:16:09 -0500
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" <>
To: "Shop Talk" <>
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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