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This test method covers accelerated procedures for determining the relative permanence and effectiveness of wood preservatives in stakes exposed in field plots. The sapwood of southern pine shall be the preferred wood for comparative tests. The pretreatment selections and treatment procedure of test stakes are presented in details. The after treatment handling of test stakes, and installation of stakes are presented in details. The periodic calculation of the index of condition, short-cut method, percent of index condition, and termination of test shall be evaluated to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This test method covers accelerated procedures for determining the relative permanence and effectiveness of wood preservatives in stakes exposed in field plots.
1.2 The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedures appear in the following order:
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D246 Test Method for Distillation of Creosote and Creosote-Coal Tar Solutions
D390 Specification for Coal-Tar Creosote for the Preservative Treatment of Piles, Poles, and Timbers for Marine, Land, and Freshwater Use
D1413 Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures
D1625 Specification for Chromated Copper Arsenate
ICS Number Code 71.100.50 (Wood-protecting chemicals)