ASTM C223 - 98(2008)

    Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Siding

    Active Standard ASTM C223 | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement siding, including accessories, designed to provide the weather-exposed sidewall surfaces of buildings. Siding in the following forms is covered:

    1.1.1 Siding ShinglesUniform thickness, generally rectangular in shape and having wavy, random, thatched, straight, or irregular butts.

    1.1.2 ClapboardsUniform thickness, generally longer and narrower in shape than siding shingles, and usually with the exposed edge straight.

    1.1.3 SheetsUniform thickness, rectangular in shape, larger in unit sizes than shingles or clapboards.

    Note 1—For additional information, see Specification C 725 for Semidense Mineral Fiber Siding.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.


    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

    C220 Specification for Flat Asbestos-Cement Sheets

    C458 Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products

    C459 Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Flat Products

    C725 Specification for Semidense Mineral Fiber Siding

    C1096 Test Method for Determination of Wood Fiber in Asbestos Cement

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Domestic Shipment (Civilian Agencies)

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Other Documents

    NationalMotorFreight Rules Available from National Motor Freight Inc., 1616 P. St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151500(Roofing materials); 30111600(Cement and lime)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0223-98R08

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