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Can anyone educate me on this type of siding? When was it popular

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134.02 KB? Would it contain asbestos, or does it pre-date the popularity of asbestos in building materials? If asbestos - would it be friable? This was installed on an 1850 built home that I guess they got tired of painting. Thanks

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Do you use mineral spirits to wipe the black stuff out of your nose?

The substrate for these is usually 4" wood siding with no insulation in the wall cavities. Then again, I have seen many with just 1" board sheathing, 15lb felt and shingles. They seem to last forever fastened straight up like that.

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