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This specification covers ounce-weight thick lead-coated copper sheets and strips in flat lengths or in coils. These materials are recommended for use in roofing, flashing, gutters, downspouts and general sheet metalwork in building constructions but not for electrical applications. This standard contains information on acceptable chemical compositions and mechanical properties of the copper sheets or strips and the lead coating deposited by hot dipping.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for lead-coated copper sheet and strip in flat lengths (or in coils) in ounce-weight thicknesses for roofing, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and for the general sheet metalwork in building construction. The lead coating is applied by hot dipping.
1.2 Products produced to this specification are not intended for electrical applications.
1.3 Units—Values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units, which are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
Note 1—A companion specification for copper sheet and strip for building construction is Specification B370.
1.4 The following hazard caveat pertains to the test method portion, Section 17, of this specification. 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.
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B370 Specification for Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B950 Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E37 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Pig Lead
E46 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Lead- and Tin-Base Solders
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E112 Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
ICS Number Code 77.150.30 (Copper products)
UNSPSC Code 30262300(Copper sheets); 72121100(Commercial and office building construction services)
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ASTM B101-12, Standard Specification for Lead-Coated Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top