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Significance and Use
4.1 This practice describes procedures for providing plane surfaces on the two bearing surfaces of units and prisms. The purpose of this standard is to provide consistent and standardized procedures for capping units and prisms for compression testing. The procedures are based on those contained (or previously contained) in Test Methods C140, Practice C617, and Test Method C1314.
1.1 This practice covers apparatus, materials, and procedures for capping concrete masonry units, related units, including coupons or other specimens obtained from such units, and masonry prisms for compression testing.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C140 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units
C617 Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C1093 Practice for Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Masonry
C1232 Terminology of Masonry
C1314 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms
ICS Number Code 91.080.30 (Masonry)