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This specification covers steel studs, runners (tracks), and bracing or bridging for screw application of gypsum panel products and metal plaster bases in load-bearing construction assemblies. Steel of lesser thickness shall be permitted in additional engineered products. Members shall be manufactured from steel meeting the requirements specified. The properties and strength of members shall be computed in accordance with the given specification. The steel members shall be free of defects that interfere with the purpose for which they are intended. Penetration test method provides a procedure for evaluating the member's ability to pull the head of a screw below the surface of the gypsum panel product. Five specimens of members shall be tested. If more than one test specimen fails to meet the requirements, two more test specimens shall be chosen for retesting. Report shall indicate all specimens meeting the requirements of this specification if the screw penetrated the steel and the screw spin out; or shall indicate all specimens failing if the screw did not penetrate the steel, or the screw spun out.
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1.1 This specification covers steel studs, runners (tracks), and bracing or bridging (with a base steel minimum thickness of not less than 0.0329 in. (0.836 mm)) for screw application of gypsum panel products and metal plaster bases in load-bearing (transverse and axial) construction assemblies. Steel of lesser thickness shall be permitted in additional engineered products.
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.
1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification: 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.
A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process
A792/A792M Specification for Steel Sheet, 55 % Aluminum-Zinc Alloy-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process
A875/A875M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-5 % Aluminum Alloy-Coated by the Hot-Dip Process
A1003/A1003M Specification for Steel Sheet, Carbon, Metallic- and Nonmetallic-Coated for Cold-Formed Framing Members
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C954 Specification for Steel Drill Screws for the Application of Gypsum Panel Products or Metal Plaster Bases to Steel Studs from 0.033 in. (0.84 mm) to 0.112 in. (2.84 mm) in Thickness
AISI StandardS200 North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - General Provisions - 2007 Edition
ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
UNSPSC Code 30111700(Plasters)
ASTM C955-11c, Standard Specification for Load-Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs, Runners (Tracks), and Bracing or Bridging for Screw Application of Gypsum Panel Products and Metal Plaster Bases, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top