Historical Standard: ASTM C270-00 Standard Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
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1.1 This specification covers mortars for use in the construction of non-reinforced and reinforced unit masonry structures. Four types of mortar are covered in each of two alternative specifications: ( 1 ) proportion specifications and ( 2 ) property specifications.
1.2 The proportion or property specifications shall govern as specified.
1.3 When neither proportion or property specifications are specified, the proportion specifications shall govern, unless data are presented to and accepted by the specifier to show that mortar meets the requirements of the property specifications.
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 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods section of this specification: 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C5 Specification for Quicklime for Structural Purposes
C91 Specification for Masonry Cement
C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)
C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone
C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
C144 Specification for Aggregate for Masonry Mortar
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C188 Test Method for Density of Hydraulic Cement
C207 Specification for Hydrated Lime for Masonry Purposes
C305 Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency
C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
C780 Test Method for Preconstruction and Construction Evaluation of Mortars for Plain and Reinforced Unit Masonry
C952 Test Method for Bond Strength of Mortar to Masonry Units
C979 Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete
C1072 Test Methods for Measurement of Masonry Flexural Bond Strength
C1093 Practice for Accreditation of Testing Agencies for Masonry
C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
C1180 Terminology of Mortar and Grout for Unit Masonry
C1232 Terminology of Masonry
C1324 Test Method for Examination and Analysis of Hardened Masonry Mortar
C1329 Specification for Mortar Cement
C1384 Specification for Admixtures for Masonry Mortars
C1489 Specification for Lime Putty for Structural Purposes
C1506 Test Method for Water Retention of Hydraulic Cement-Based Mortars and Plasters
C1586 Guide for Quality Assurance of Mortars
E72 Test Methods of Conducting Strength Tests of Panels for Building Construction
E514 Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry
E518 Test Methods for Flexural Bond Strength of Masonry
Masonry Industry CouncilHotandColdWeatherMas January 1999
air content; compressive strength; masonry; masonry cement; mortar; portland cement-lime; water retention; water retentivity;
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)