ASTM International - ASTM C474-15
Standard Test Methods for Joint Treatment Materials for Gypsum Board Construction
|Publication Date:||1 June 2015|
|ICS Code (Walls. Partitions. Façades):||91.060.10|
|ICS Code (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar):||91.100.10|
1.1 These test methods cover the physical testing of joint compound, paper joint tape, glass-mesh joint tape, and an assembly of joint compound and paper joint tape.
1.1.1 Joint treatment materials are specified in Specification C475/C475M.
1.1.2 The joint treatment material described in this standard are for use with gypsum board installed in accordance with Specification C840.
1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:
|Joint Compound Tests:|
|Joint Tape Tests:|
|Paper Joint Tape Tests|
|Assemblages of Paper Joint Tape and Joint Compound:|
|Bond of Paper Joint Tape to Joint Compound||15|
|Cracking of Joint Compound at Tape Edges||14|
|Glass-Mesh Joint Tape Test|
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in brackets are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
1.5 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.
These test methods cover the physical testing of joint treatment materials such as joint compound, paper joint tape, glass-mesh joint tape, and an assembly of joint compound and paper joint tape.... View More
These test methods cover the physical testing of joint treatment materials such as joint compound, paper joint tape, glass-mesh joint tape, and an assembly of joint compound and paper joint tape. These materials are used in gypsum board construction. The test methods are detailed for the following: joint compound tests-for viscosity, shrinkage, check cracking, and putrefaction; joint tape tests-for tensile strength, width, and thickness; paper joint tape tests-for dimensional stability; assemblages of paper joint tape and joint compound-for bond of paper joint tape to joint compound and cracking of joint compound at tape edges; and glass-mesh joint tape test-for skewness.View Less