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1998 Edition, September 10, 1998

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Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Siding

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2014

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  • Revision: 1998 Edition, September 10, 1998
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 3
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

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:

Siding Shingles—Uniform thickness, generally rectangular in shape and having wavy, random, thatched, straight, or irregular butts.

Clapboards—Uniform thickness, generally longer and narrower in shape than siding shingles, and usually with the exposed edge straight.

Sheets—Uniform thickness, rectangular in shape, larger in unit sizes than shingles or clapboardS.

NOTE 1—For additional information, see Specification C725 for Semidense Mineral Fiber Siding.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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 asbestoscement 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

2Available from The Asbestos Institute, http://www.chrysotile.com/en/sr_use/ manual.htm.