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This specification covers woven or welded galvanized steel wire fabric commercially known as hardware cloth. It is customarily used for window and screen door guards, tree guards, industrial machine guards, sand screens, and grain bins. It serves as a protective screen against rodents and is used for many other home, farm, and industrial purposes. The base metal of hardware cloth shall be of good commercial quality carbon steel wire. The zinc use in the galvanizing process shall be any grade of zinc. Hardware cloth shall be of wire woven or welded into squares or rectangles and then galvanized by the hot-dip process. The mesh size in inches shall be determined by counting the meshes for any interval of one continuous linear foot, in the direction of either the warp or filler wires, and finding the mesh size. All wire diameter designations in this specification for hardware cloth are finished sizes after galvanizing. Wire diameter for calculating purposes shall be the average measured diameters, after stripping, of at least five warp and an equal number of filler wires.
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1.1 This specification covers woven or welded galvanized steel wire fabric commercially known as hardware cloth. It is customarily used for window and screen door guards, tree guards, industrial machine guards, sand screens, and grain bins. It serves as a protective screen against rodents and is used for many other home, farm, and industrial purposes.
1.2 Units—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.
1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Military Marking for Shipment and Storage
A90/A90M Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Iron and Steel Articles with Zinc or Zinc-Alloy Coatings
B6 Specification for Zinc
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)
UNSPSC Code 31152206(Coated steel wire)
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ASTM A740-21, Standard Specification for Hardware Cloth (Woven or Welded Galvanized Steel Wire Fabric), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top