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    Timber - Preservative-treated - Sawn and round

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1997

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 1604-1997 TIMBER-PRESERVATIVE-TREATED-SAWN AND ROUND
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - FOREWORD
    7 - 1 SCOPE
    7 - 2 APPLICATION
    7 - 3 LIMITATIONS
    8 - 4 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 5 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 5.1 Brand
    8 - 5.2 Natural durability
    9 - 5.3 Hazard class number
    9 - 5.4 Lyctid-susceptible sapwood
    9 - 5.5 Pack-marking
    9 - 5.6 Parcel
    9 - 5.7 Penetration
    9 - 5.8 Penetration zone
    9 - 5.9 Preservative
    9 - 5.10 Preservative number
    9 - 5.11 Preservative-treated timber
    9 - 5.12 Preservative treatment plant number
    9 - 5.13 Retention
    9 - 5.14 Timber
    9 - 5.15 Treater
    9 - 6 TIMBER PRESERVATIVE
    9 - 7 SELECTION OF HAZARD CLASS NUMBER
    13 - 8 PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT
    13 - 8.1 General
    13 - 8.2 Penetration requirement
    13 - 8.3 Penetration compliance
    13 - 8.4 Retention of preservative
    13 - 8.4.1 General
    13 - 8.4.2 Retention requirements
    13 - 8.4.3 Hazard class 1
    13 - 8.4.4 Hazard classes 2 to 6
    13 - 8.5 Retention compliance
    13 - 8.6 Branding
    15 - 9 HAZARD CLASS 1
    15 - 9.1 General
    15 - 9.2 Preservative penetration zone
    15 - 9.3 Preservative retention requirement
    17 - 10 HAZARD CLASS 2
    17 - 10.1 General
    17 - 10.2 Preservative penetration zone
    17 - 10.3 Preservative retention requirement
    19 - 11 HAZARD CLASS 3
    19 - 11.1 General
    19 - 11.2 Preservative penetration zone
    19 - 11.3 Preservative retention requirement
    21 - 12 HAZARD CLASS 4
    21 - 12.1 General
    21 - 12.2 Preservative penetration zone
    21 - 12.3 Preservative retention requirement
    23 - 13 HAZARD CLASS 5
    23 - 13.1 General
    23 - 13.2 Preservative penetration zone
    23 - 13.3 Preservative retention zone
    25 - 14 HAZARD CLASSES 6 AND 6SW
    25 - 14.1 General
    25 - 14.2 Preservative penetration zone
    26 - 14.3 Preservative retention requirement
    27 - 15 MARKING
    27 - 15.1 Legible marking
    27 - 15.2 Marking information
    27 - 15.3 Numerical layout of brands
    27 - 15.4 Exemptions from marking
    27 - 16 CERTIFICATE OF TREATMENT
    28 - APPENDIX A - HARDWOODS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTID ATTACK
    28 - A1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    28 - A2 CHEMICALTEST
    30 - APPENDIX B - DESCRIPTION OF PRESERVATIVES FOR USE IN THIS STANDARD
    30 - B1 SCOPE
    30 - B2 CATEGORIES
    30 - B3 OIL-BORNE PRESERVATIVES
    30 - B4 WATERBORNE PRESERVATIVES
    31 - B5 LIGHT ORGANIC SOLVENT-BORNE PRESERVATIVES
    32 - APPENDIX C - MARKING CODES
    34 - APPENDIX D - GUIDE TO HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONS FOR VARIOUS END USE APPLICATIONS
    36 - APPENDIX E - METHOD OF SELECTION AND PREPARATION OF TEST SPECIMEN
    36 - E1 SCOPE
    36 - E2 SAMPLING PRESERVATIVE-TREATED TIMBER
    36 - E3 PREPARATION OF TEST SAMPLE
    37 - APPENDIX F - THE NATURAL DURABILITY OF COMMERCIAL TIMBERS
    37 - F1 INTRODUCTION
    37 - F2 PURPOSE
    37 - F3 CATEGORIES

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    This Standard specifies requirements for preservative-treated sawn and round timber for protection against decay, insect or marine borer attack. It incorporates borate treatment for hazard class 2, TBTN/permethrin treatment for hazard class 3, and ammoniacal copper quaternary (ACQ) for hazard classes 1 and 3 for hardwood and hazard classes 2 to 5 for softwood. This revision omits the equivalent retention levels of individual pieces expressed on a mass/volume basis. The description of the newly included preservatives is added into relevant clauses and Appendix B. Appendix C provides information on the allocation and registration of treatment plant numbers and preservative code numbers.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for preservative-treated sawn and round timber that is required to be protected against decay, insect or marine borer attack for all exposure conditions throughout Australia, with limitations described in Clause 3. This Standard does not cover grade or seasoning condition.

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    Committee TM-006
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Amendment 1 to AS 1604-1997 see DR 97586 CP. Under Revision see DR 98476 CP First published in part as INT 91-1945.INT 92 first published 1945.AS O60 first published 1956.INT 91-1945 and INT 92-1945 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 1604-1974.AS O60-1956 and AS 1604-1974 revised, amalgamated and designated AS 1604-1980.Third edition 1993.Fourth edition 1997. First published in part as INT 91-1945. INT 92 first published 1945. AS O60 first published 1956. INT 91-1945 and INT 92-1945 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 1604-1974. AS O60-1956 and AS 1604-1974 revised, amalgamated and designated AS 1604-1980. Third edition 1993. Fourth edition 1997.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS O1-1964 Glossary of terms used in timber Standards
    AS 1399-1990 Guide to AS 1199 - Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
    AS 2209-1994 Timber - Poles for overhead lines
    AS 1199-1988 Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
    AS 1605-1974 Methods for the sampling and analysis of wood preservatives and preservative-treated wood
    AS 3530-1988 Solvents - Mineral turpentine and white spirit
    AS 1143-1973 High temperature creosote for the preservation of timber

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1157.5-1998 Methods of testing materials for resistance to fungal growth Resistance of timber to surface fungal growth
    AS/NZS 1605:1998 Methods for sampling and analysing timber preservatives and preservative-treated timber
    AS 1720.2-1990 Timber structures - Timber properties
    AS 3660.3-2000 Termite management Assessment criteria for termite management systems
    AS 4219-1994 Timber - Stumps and sole plates
    AS/NZS 1328.2:1998 Glued laminated structural timber Guidelines for AS/NZS 1328: Pt 1 for the selection, production and installation of glued laminated structural timber
    AS 2159-1995 Piling - Design and installation
    AS 3660.1-1995 Protection of buildings from subterranean termites - New buildings
    AS 2047-1999 Windows in buildings - Selection and installation
    AS 1684-1992 National Timber Framing Code
    AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Water supply - Acceptable solutions
    AS/NZS 2272:1996 Plywood - Marine
    AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997 National Plumbing and Drainage Hot water supply systems - Acceptable solutions
    AS 2689-1984 Timber doorsets
    AS/NZS 3500.2.2:1996 National plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Acceptable solutions
    AS 3519-1993 Timber - Machine proof-grading
    AS 1892.2-1992 Portable ladders Timber (Reconfirmed 2022)
    AS/NZS 1748:1997 Timber - Stress-graded - Product requirements for mechanically stress-graded timber
    AS 2688-1984 Timber doors
    AS 3500.1-1992 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Water supply
    AS 2400.7-1990 Packaging Timber boxes
    AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation
    AS 2209-1994 Timber - Poles for overhead lines
    AS/NZS 2269:1994 Plywood - Structural
    AS/NZS 1605:2000 Methods for sampling and analysing timber preservatives and preservative-treated timber
    AS 2047.1-1996 Windows in buildings - Specification for materials and performance
    AS 1577-1993 Scaffold planks
    AS/NZS 4357:1995 Structural Laminated Veneer Lumber
    AS 2858-2001 Timber - Softwood - Visually graded for structural purposes
    AS/NZS 3845:1999 Road safety barrier systems
    AS 2796.3-1999 Timber - Hardwood - Sawn and milled products Timber for furniture components
    AS 3818.4-2000 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Cross-arms for overhead lines
    AS 3818.3-2001 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded Piles
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS 3500.4-1994 National Plumbing and Drainage Code Hot water supply systems
    AS 1720.1-1997 Timber structures - Design methods
    AS 3818.1-1998 Timber - Heavy structural products - Visually graded General requirements
    AS/NZS 2271:1999 Plywood and blockboard for exterior use
    AS/NZS 2270:1999 Plywood and blockboard for interior use
    AS 2311-1992 The painting of buildings
    AS 4285-1995 Skylights
    AS 3660.1-2000 Termite management New building work
    AS 2796.1-1999 Timber - Hardwood - Sawn and milled products Product specification
    AS 1417.1-1987 Receiving antennas for radio and television in the frequency range 30 MHz to 1 GHz - Construction and installation
    AS 3660.2-2000 Termite management In and around existing buildings and structures - Guidelines
    AS 3660-1993 Protection of buildings from subterranean termites - Prevention, detection and treatment of infestation
    WS13-2012 Finishing Timber Externally
    AS/NZS 2311:2000 Guide to the painting of buildings
    AS 2159 SUPP 1-1996 Piling - Design and installation - Guidelines (Supplement to AS 2159 - 1995) (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2082-2000 Timber - Hardwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes
    AS 1909-1984 Installation of timber doorsets
    AS/NZS 3500.3.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions
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