This specification covers plastic cements for use in Portland cement-based plasters for exterior (stucco) and interior applications. All the materials should be tested and conform to the required values of fineness, autoclave expansion, time of setting, compressive strength, air content of mortar, and water retention. The cement should be stored in a way that permits easy access and inside a suitable weathertight building.
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1.1 This specification covers two types of plastic cement for use in portland cement-based plasters for exterior (stucco) and interior application.
1.2 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Values in SI units shall be obtained by measurement in SI units or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in Standard , of measurements made in other units. Values are stated in only SI units when inch-pound units are not used in practice.
1.3 The text of this standard refers to 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.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to Sections 14 and 15. 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. (WarningFresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.)
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