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1.1 This specification covers the gypsum boards described in 1.1.1-1.1.9.
Note 1—Specifications C 840, C 841, C 844 and C 1280 contain application procedures for gypsum board.
1.1.1 Gypsum wallboard ,designed for use on walls, ceilings, or partitions and that affords a surface suitable to receive decoration.
1.1.2 Predecorated gypsum board, designed for use as the finished surfacing for walls, ceilings, or partitions.
1.1.3 Gypsum backing board , coreboard, and shaftliner board, designed for use as a base in multilayer systems or as a gypsum stud or core in semisolid or solid gypsum board partitions, or in shaft wall assemblies.
Note 2—The terms backing board, coreboard, and shafliner board refer to different end uses. The term gypsum backing board, as used in this specification, shall include gypsum coreboard and gypsum shafliner board unless otherwise stated.
1.1.4 Water-resistant gypsum backing board, designed primarily to be used as a base for the application of ceramic or plastic tile on walls or ceilings. This product is also suitable for decoration.
1.1.5 Exterior gypsum soffit board, designed for use on exterior soffits and carport ceilings that are completely protected from contact with liquid water.
1.1.6 Gypsum sheathing board, designed for use as sheathing on buildings.
1.1.7 Gypsum base for veneer plaster, designed for use as a base for the application of gypsum veneer plaster.
1.1.8 Gypsum lath, designed for use as a base for the application of gypsum plaster.
1.1.9 Gypsum ceiling board, designed for use on interior ceilings with framing spaced not more than 24 in. [610 mm] on center and that affords a surface suitable to recieve water-based texture and other decoration. This product is also suitable for use on interior walls.
1.2 Specifications applicable to all gypsum boards are located in Section 1-4 and 13-15. Specifications applicable to specific gypsum boards are located in the following sections:
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1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI (metric) are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system shall be used independent of the other. Values from the two systems shall not be combined.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C22/C22M Specification for Gypsum
C471M Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products (Metric)
C473 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum Panel Products
C645 Specification for Nonstructural Steel Framing Members
C840 Specification for Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board
C841 Specification for Installation of Interior Lathing and Furring
C844 Specification for Application of Gypsum Base to Receive Gypsum Veneer Plaster
C1264 Specification for Sampling, Inspection, Rejection, Certification, Packaging, Marking, Shipping, Handling, and Storage of Gypsum Panel Products
C1280 Specification for Application of Exterior Gypsum Panel Products for Use as Sheathing
D3273 Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E119 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
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ASTM C1396 / C1396M-03, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top