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I think you are rightly concerned about this. I wouldn't want to inhale the
vapors or dust.

Perhaps sending the beams to a galvanizer for dipping in their acid bath
would be a solution for primer removal.

Mark


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From: <CanitzCF(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 7:02 PM
Subject: Lead Primed Structural Steel


> One of my current projects involves an existing structural steel building
> where some of the existing steel(W shapes) will be removed and
re-installed.
> All of the steel is primed and since the structure was erected during the
> mid-60's, I'm concerned that the primer may be "red lead". Subsequent
> sampling and testing will verify if this is the case. If so, should I be
> concerned when the iron workers handle this material? In some cases, new
> steel will be welded to the existing steel. Should I be concerned about
the
> resultant lead vapors? If the primer is removed via grinding or blasting,
is
> it possible that nearby workers could inhale the air borne lead particles?
>
>
> TIA,
>
> Charlie Canitz, PE
> Bel Air, MD
>
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