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    ASTM C206 - 14

    Standard Specification for Finishing Hydrated Lime

    Active Standard ASTM C206 | Developed by Subcommittee: C07.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01

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    This specification covers two types of finishing hydrated lime that are suitable for use in the scratch, brown, and finish coats of plaster, for stucco, for mortar, and as an addition to Portland-cement concrete. The two types of lime are Type N and Type S. Finishing hydrated lime shall show no pops or pits. Chemical composition shall conform to the required contents of calcium and magnesium oxides, carbon dioxide, and unhydrated oxides. The plasticity figure for the lime is specified. The following test methods shall be performed: chemical analysis and physical tests.

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers two types of finishing hydrated lime that are suitable for use in the scratch, brown, and finish coats of plaster, for stucco, for mortar, and as an addition to portland-cement concrete. The two types of lime sold under this specification shall be designated as follows:

    1.1.1 Type N—Normal hydrated lime for finishing purposes, and

    1.1.2 Type S—Special hydrated lime for finishing purposes.

    Note 1: Type N, normal finishing hydrated lime, is differentiated from Type S, special finishing hydrated lime, in that no limitation on the amount of unhydrated oxides is specified for Type N hydrate, and the plasticity requirement for Type N hydrate shall be determined after soaking for 16 to 24 h.

    Note 2: For lime putty, refer to Specification C1489.

    1.2 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.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime

    C50 Practice for Sampling, Sample Preparation, Packaging, and Marking of Lime and Limestone Products

    C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)

    C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone

    C842 Specification for Application of Interior Gypsum Plaster

    C1271 Test Method for X-ray Spectrometric Analysis of Lime and Limestone

    C1301 Test Method for Major and Trace Elements in Limestone and Lime by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP) and Atomic Absorption (AA)

    C1489 Specification for Lime Putty for Structural Purposes

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111604(Hydrated lime)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C0206-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM C206-14, Standard Specification for Finishing Hydrated Lime, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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