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This specification covers unit masonry mortars whose material and design requirements are governed by a referenced ASTM document stated herein, but are preblended dry in a factory instead of produced from individual raw materials delivered to the job-site. Because field sampling, testing, directly comparable test results, packaging, and traceability of ingredients of preblended dry mortar mix differ from job site mixed mortars, this specification particularly addresses these issues, along with the tight control of ingredient ratios possible with preblended dry mortars.
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 specification covers masonry mortars whose materials and design requirements are governed by Specification but are preblended dry in a factory instead of produced from individual raw materials delivered to the job-site.
1.2 The field-sampling, testing, directly comparable test results, packaging, and the traceability of ingredients of preblended dry mortar mix differ from job site mixed mortars and this standard specifically addresses these issues. The tight control of ingredient ratios possible with preblended dry mortar is also covered.
1.3 The text of this specification refers to notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered the requirements of the standard.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the 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. (Warning—Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
C260/C260M Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C305 Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency
C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
C979/C979M Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete
C1180 Terminology of Mortar and Grout for Unit Masonry
C1384 Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars
C1403 Test Method for Rate of Water Absorption of Masonry Mortars
C1437 Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
C1586 Guide for Quality Assurance of Mortars
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
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ASTM C1714 / C1714M-16, Standard Specification for Preblended Dry Mortar Mix for Unit Masonry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top