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Standard Specification for
Adhesives for Field-Gluing Plywood to Lumber Framing for
Floor Systems1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3498; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers minimum performance standards and test requirements for gap-filling construction adhesives for bonding plywood to lumber framing, particularly
floor joists, at the construction site.

1.2 This specification provides a basis for ensuring the
quality of the adhesives and is not intended as an application
specification.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded
as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for
information only.

1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the
test method portion, Section 11, 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

2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 572 Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration by Heat and
Oxygen2
D 905 Test Method for Strength Properties of Adhesive
Bonds in Shear by Compression Loading3
D 907 Terminology of Adhesives3
D 2016 Test Methods for Moisture Content of Wood4
D 4300 Test Methods for Ability of Adhesive Films to
Support or Resist the Growth of Fungi5
D 4783 Test Methods for Resistance of Adhesive Preparations in Container to Attack by Bacteria, Yeast, and Fungi5
E 4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines6

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