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Significance and Use
1.1 This guide covers the use of lock-strip gaskets in compliance with Specification C542 in walls of buildings not over 15° from a vertical plane. The prime performance considerations are weathertightness against air and water infiltration, and structural integrity under wind loads. Included are terminology, design considerations, and fabrication tolerances when using lock-strip gaskets in glazing applications.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C542 Specification for Lock-Strip Gaskets
C716 Specification for Installing Lock-Strip Gaskets and Infill Glazing Materials
C864 Specification for Dense Elastomeric Compression Seal Gaskets, Setting Blocks, and Spacers
C963 Specification for Packaging, Identification, Shipment, and Storage of Lock-Strip Gaskets
C1036 Specification for Flat Glass
E283 Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen
E330 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
E331 Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference
ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies)