How do you remove an asbestos coated sewer pipe?

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If I were doing it and I have, I would cut the asbestos with a utility knife, carefully peel the asbestos off, put it in a trash bag and throw it away. I can't get excited about a little asbestos. If you are around it all day every day, yes, you run a risk of it affecting you. A one time exposure I can't worry about. Wear a dust mask if you want.

The other option is to call a professional who will show up with the moon suits and charge you hundreds of dollars to do it. Your choice.
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