ASTM B101-22 - 1.5.2022
1. Scope

1.1This specification establishes the requirements for lead-coated copper sheet and strip in flat lengths (or in coils) in ounce-weight thicknesses for roofing, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and for the general sheet metalwork for outside building construction. The lead coating is applied by hot dipping.

1.1.1Products produced to this specification are not intended for electrical applications.

1.1.2This product is not designed to be used for decorative, ornamental, or wall panel applications.

1.2UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

Note 1:A companion specification for copper sheet and strip for building construction is Specification B370.

1.3The following hazard caveat pertains to the test method portion, Section 17, 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

2. Referenced Documents


Guide for Editorial Procedures and Form of Product Specifications for Copper and Copper Alloys


Test Methods for Determining Average Grain Size


Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)


Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys


Specification for Copper Sheet and Strip for Building Construction


Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar


Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys


Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials


Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Pig Lead


Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Lead- and Tin-Base Solders