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    Default LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    A little old news, but didn't see it mentioned anywhere.

    You can now use LeadCheck on drywall and plaster. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/testkit.htm
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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Howcome the change, Dean?

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by S.Joisey View Post
    Howcome the change, Dean?
    Not real sure. I do know that LeadCheck felt they met the criteria for plaster and drywall at the same time as D-Lead was approved, but for some reason, it was delayed.
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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Great news. D-lead is a PITA.

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    I think one of the major reasons LeadCheck was not recommended for use on drywall originally is because it can create false positives. Doubt it has changed unless they've changed the tests. It may be worth keeping in mind. If you test drywall/plaster and "find lead", it may be a good idea to retest it with D-lead just to be certain.
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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by S.Joisey View Post
    Howcome the change, Dean?
    Lead Check did some tests and satisfied EPA their product met the guidelines.

    That is all.

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    you have to use LeadCheck in a different way for plaster and drywall.

    http://leadcheck.com/using-leadcheck...er-and-drywall
    Dean

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    How are you supposed to peel back a flap in plaster?

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by Dancing Dan View Post
    How are you supposed to peel back a flap in plaster?
    The flap is on the back side Dan, flap in the back

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    I read the procedure. Why on Earth would anyone with more than a very small project want to fool with swabs when accurate XRF testing which causes no damage is readily available? The cost is the same as or lower than the cost of the swabs for all but small projects, especially if the consultant is able to fit the smalelr inspections in with other work on their schedules .

    In states such as California a Lead Inspector has to perform all lead inspections, and a good Inspectors would use an XRF.
    President, Masek Consulting Services, Inc. since 1991
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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by FStephenMasek View Post
    Why on Earth would anyone with more than a very small project want to fool with swabs when accurate XRF testing which causes no damage is readily available? .
    Because I don't live in California and do mostly small jobs?

    And because I live in an isolated area with no XRF testers?

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    I don't understand the flap thing.

    I cut a semicircle in the drywall paper, and test the back side of the paper?

    I'm not making sense out of it. Can someone explain it better?

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    The video in post #7 will help answer your question.

    What you really are trying to test is where the actual cut (edges) is.
    Dean

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    Default Re: LeadCheck on Plaster and Drywall

    Quote Originally Posted by FStephenMasek View Post
    I Why on Earth would anyone with more than a very small project want to fool with swabs when accurate XRF testing which causes no damage is readily available?
    Do a search for lead inspectors in the entire state of Vermont and let us know how many you find. Hint: the answer is a number less than one.

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