ASTM C1821 / C1821M - 16

    Standard Practice for Installation of Underground Circular Precast Concrete Manhole Structures

    Active Standard ASTM C1821 / C1821M | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice is useful as a reference by an owner and/or the engineer in preparing project specifications.

    4.2 The practice is useful as a reference by an owner, engineer, or installing contractor to properly install precast concrete circular manholes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the procedures to be followed in the planning, site preparation, installation, testing and backfilling of underground vertical reinforced circular precast concrete manholes and components manufactured in accordance with Specification C478 (C478M) and used in sewer, drainage, and water works.

    1.2 Concrete pipe and box culverts are not covered under this practice. Also, precast concrete utility structures covered in Specification C858 are excluded from this practice.

    1.3 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C443 Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets

    C443M Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes, Using Rubber Gaskets (Metric)

    C478 Specification for Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections

    C478M Specification for Circular Precast Reinforced Concrete Manhole Sections (Metric)

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C858 Specification for Underground Precast Concrete Utility Structures

    C881/C881M Specification for Epoxy-Resin-Base Bonding Systems for Concrete

    C923 Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals

    C923M Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals (Metric)

    C928/C928M Specification for Packaged, Dry, Rapid-Hardening Cementitious Materials for Concrete Repairs

    C969 Practice for Infiltration and Exfiltration Acceptance Testing of Installed Precast Concrete Pipe Sewer Lines

    C969M Practice for Infiltration and Exfiltration Acceptance Testing of Installed Precast Concrete Pipe Sewer Lines (Metric)

    C990 Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants

    C990M Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants (Metric)

    C1107/C1107M Specification for Packaged Dry, Hydraulic-Cement Grout (Nonshrink)

    C1244 Test Method for Concrete Sewer Manholes by the Negative Air Pressure (Vacuum) Test Prior to Backfill

    C1244M Test Method for Concrete Sewer Manholes by the Negative Air Pressure (Vacuum) Test Prior to Backfill (Metric)

    C1478 Specification for Storm Drain Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Storm Sewer Structures, Pipes, and Laterals

    C1478M Specification for Storm Drain Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Storm Sewer Structures, Pipes, and Laterals (Metric)

    D2487 Practice for Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (Unified Soil Classification System)

    D2488 Practice for Description and Identification of Soils (Visual-Manual Procedure)

    F2510/F2510M Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures and Corrugated High Density Polyethylene Drainage Pipes

    Federal Standard

    29 CFR Part 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction Available from U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20401-0001, http://www.access.gpo.gov.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1821_C1821M-16

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    ASTM C1821 / C1821M-16, Standard Practice for Installation of Underground Circular Precast Concrete Manhole Structures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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