Plumbing Books that Mention Asbestos
Plumbers and construction workers may have used or installed asbestos containing products in both residential and commercial buildings. Plumbing books from the 1940s through the 1980s sometimes mention the use of asbestos joint runner, asbestos sheet, asbestos gasket, and asbestos pipe insulation. Although asbestos is no longer used in plumbing work, awareness is important because asbestos materials may be encountered during home renovation.
Johns-Manville Residential Pipe and Boiler Insulation Ad
Products used in the home for plumbing and heating insulation: Asbestos cement, 85% Magnesia Pipe Insulation, Asbestocel Range Boiler Jackets..
Instructions for Installing Modern Plumbing Systems (1941)
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Sears supplied the asbestos joint runner.
Basic Plumbing Techniques (1982)
1980s book mentions asbestos sheet use in plumbing.