Asbestos in piano

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Nathanj99
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Asbestos in piano

Post by Nathanj99 » 18 Dec 2017, 20:06

Hi

Can you give me some advice please. My girlfriend has just had a old piano delivered from relatives. It’s a Raymond & Co dating around 1920’s. Is there any chance there will be asbestos inside it? Things like hammer felt etc. The fabric covering the back has been torn.

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Re: Asbestos in piano

Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Dec 2017, 20:37

No; hammer felt is made of...felt! The worst you'll find is mothproofing stuff which has probably lost its efficacy years ago.
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Re: Asbestos in piano

Post by Barrie Heaton » 20 Dec 2017, 17:24

yes you can get Asbestos in pianos from old Hydrocel units, please read this topic
Asbestos in Hydroceel units

http://www.piano-tuners.org/piano-forum ... tos#p10896

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Re: Asbestos in piano

Post by Gill the Piano » 20 Dec 2017, 17:56

Stand corrected, sorry! Also look out for DDT in moth proofing paper strips, which I encountered once.
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