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This specification covers asbestos-cement siding, including accessories, designed to provide the weather-exposed sidewall surfaces of buildings.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, this specification was withdrawn in November 2019. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement siding, including accessories, designed to provide the weather-exposed sidewall surfaces of buildings. Siding in the following forms is covered:
1.1.1 Siding Shingles—Uniform thickness, generally rectangular in shape and having wavy, random, thatched, straight, or irregular butts.
1.1.2 Clapboards—Uniform thickness, generally longer and narrower in shape than siding shingles, and usually with the exposed edge straight.
1.1.3 Sheets—Uniform thickness, rectangular in shape, larger in unit sizes than shingles or clapboards.
Note 1: For additional information, see Specification for Semidense Mineral Fiber Siding.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
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 StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Other DocumentsNational Motor Freight Classification Rules Available from National Motor Freight Inc., 1616 P. St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036. Uniform Freight Classification Rules Available from The Uniform Classification Commission, Room 1106, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606.
C220 Specification for Flat Asbestos-Cement Sheets
C458 Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products
C459 Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Flat Products
C725 Specification for Semidense Mineral Fiber Siding
C1096 Test Method for Determination of Wood Fiber in Asbestos Cement
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Domestic Shipment (Civilian Agencies)
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ASTM C223-98(2014), Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Siding (Withdrawn 2019), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top