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This specification covers PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) defined as an exterior, non-bearing wall covering providing a weather-resistant exterior wall envelope on walls required to be combustible or noncombustible, fireresistance-rated or nonfire-resistance-rated. Further, PB EIFS is a system described as being applied over insulation board, an adhesive or mechanical attachment of the insulation board to a substrate, or both, glass fiber reinforcing mesh, a base coat on the face of the insulation board, and a textured protective finish coat. The following tests shall be performed in accordance to the following test methods: accelerated weathering; freeze/thaw; salt spray resistance; tensile bond adhesion; water penetration; water resistance; physical properties and requirements for EPS; alkali resistance of reinforcing mesh; fire endurance; full-scale multi-story fire test; and ignition resistance.
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1.1 This specification covers PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) defined as an exterior, non-bearing wall covering providing a weather-resistant exterior wall envelope on walls required to be combustible or noncombustible, fire-resistance-rated or nonfire-resistance-rated. Further, PB EIFS is a system described as being applied over expanded polystyrene or polyisocyanurate insulation board, an adhesive or mechanical attachment of the insulation board to a substrate, or both, glass fiber reinforcing mesh, a base coat on the face of the insulation board, and a textured protective finish coat.
1.2 This specification does not cover Class PB EIFS with drainage.
1.3 This specification qualifies EIFS products for use in normal service conditions and is not for evaluating in service EIFS installations.
1.4 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.
1.5 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.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
C1289 Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board
D2247 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E119 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
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
E2098 Test Method for Determining Tensile Breaking Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforcing Mesh for Use in Class PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), after Exposure to a Sodium Hydroxide Solution
E2110 Terminology for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
E2134 Test Method for Evaluating the Tensile-Adhesion Performance of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)
E2485 Test Method for Freeze/Thaw Resistance of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Water Resistive Barrier Coatings
E2486 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Class PB and PI Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)
G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G26 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Xenon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials (Discontinued 2001)
G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
NFPA StandardsANSI/NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method for the Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior, Nonload-bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components
ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
UNSPSC Code 72152102(Exterior insulation and finishing service)
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