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044 Gaskets

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Just been gifted an 044 with a toasted top end. It’s from about 1995, and I’m going to rebuild it. 
just wondering if anyone knows what the old gaskets are made of, and whether from that age they would contain any asbestos?

I know the new ones are ACM free, but can’t find any info for the older ones!

Cheers!

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Base gasket for mine was a metal one. Will yours be a 12mm little end or a 10mm ? Mine is a 12mm

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10 hours ago, Ratman said:

Just mask yourself up and clean it off outside, wouldnt be too worried 

it ripped when I tried to lift it. Not too stressed about it, more just wondering!

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8 hours ago, peatff said:

Base gasket for mine was a metal one. Will yours be a 12mm little end or a 10mm ? Mine is a 12mm

It’s a 10mm and wasn’t metal, definitely some kind of fibrous material.

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1 hour ago, GuyMo said:

It’s a 10mm and wasn’t metal, definitely some kind of fibrous material.

 

It will be paper then, scrape it off and don't worry about it it's not like you're taking a shed roof down. Blue and brown were banned in 1985 and the rest in 1999.

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11 hours ago, peatff said:

 

It will be paper then, scrape it off and don't worry about it it's not like you're taking a shed roof down. Blue and brown were banned in 1985 and the rest in 1999.

Thank you matey!

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