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This practice covers the minimum requirement for and methods of installation for rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) fencing systems and fence accessories, it is intended to guide those responsible for or concerned with installation of rigid (PVC) fence systems. The procedure for installation of posts, installation of rails and section, installation of post caps and picket tops, and installation of gates on posts are presented in details.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This practice covers the minimum requirement for and methods of installation for rigid poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) fencing systems and fence accessories in areas where the maximum frost penetration does not exceed 30 in. [76 cm]. In all cases, refer also to the specific manufacturer's instructions for installation.
1.2 This practice is intended to guide those responsible for or concerned with installation of rigid (PVC) fence systems.
1.3 This practice does not preclude any test method that is proven to give equal or better performance under any weather, soil, or frost conditions.
1.4 End-use and applicable code requirements shall be considered in the choice of fence style, spacing, height, and installation method.
1.4.1 Paddock fencing for livestock may need to be more durable than perimeter fence.
1.4.2 Residential fence styles may not be designed for balcony or guardrail use.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in brackets are for information only.
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.
A706/A706M Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement
D2564 Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems
F964 Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Fencing and Railing
ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)