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ASTM D173 2003 Edition, December 1, 2003
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Superseded By: ASTM D173/D173M
Standard Specification for Bitumen-Saturated Cotton Fabrics Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY ASTM D173/D173M
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This specification covers woven cotton fabrics saturated with either asphalt or coal-tar pitch intended to be used with asphalts conforming to Specifications D 312 or D 449, coal-tar pitches conforming to Specification D 450, or appropriate solvent bearing bituminous materials in the construction of roofing and waterproofing systems.

Asphalt-saturated cotton fabric shall be used with asphalt base plying cement; typical ones are mopping asphalts conforming to Specifications D 312 or D 449 or appropriate solvent bearing asphaltic compounds.

Coal-tar-saturated cotton fabric shall be used with coal-tar based plying cements; a typical one is coal-tar pitch conforming to Specification D 450 or appropriate solvent bearing coal-tar compounds.

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