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ASTM D1860

1995 Edition, July 15, 1995

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Standard Test Method for Moisture and Creosote-Type Preservative in Wood

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice

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  • Revision: 1995 Edition, July 15, 1995
  • Published Date: January 2000
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 3
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of the moisture content in wood and is an alternative procedure for the oven drying method given in Sections 124 to 127 of Methods D 143. Its use is required when the wood contains volatile oils or oil preservative. The test method also covers the determination of the quantity of creosote or creosote-base preservative in treated wood.

1.2 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.