Asbestos rope

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Description

A cord prepared from twisted or braided asbestos fibers. Asbestos rope can range in diameter sizes from one-quarter inch up to 2 inches. It is used for caulking and for insulating pipe, valve and joints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

asbestos yarn; asbestos wick; Caposite

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 72
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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