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AGGREGATE
IRREGULAR-SHPAED GRAVEL SUSPENDED IN CEMENT
AIR-DRIED LUMBER
DRIED BY EXPOSURE TO, USUALLY IN A YARD, WITHOUTARTIFICIAL HEAT.
AMPERAGE
THE AMOUNT OF CURRENT FLOW IN A WIRE. SIMILAR TO THE AMOUNT OF WATER FLOWING IN A PIPE
ARCHOR
IRONS OF SPECIAL FORM USED TO FASTEN TOGETHER TIMBERS OR MASONRY.
ANCHOR BOLT
BOLT THAT SECURES A WOODEN SILL PLATE TO CONCRETE OR MASONRY FLOOR OR FOUNDATION WALL.
APRON
TRIM USED AT BASE OF WINDOWS. ALSO KNOWN AS BASE TO BUILD OUT CORNW MOLDING
ASPHALT
BASE INGREDIENT OF ASHPALT SHINGLES AND ROOFING PAPER, FELT COMPOSITION SATURATED IN ASPHALT BASE.
ATTIC VENTITLATORS
IN HOUSES, SCREENED OPENINGS PROVIDED TO VENTILATE AN ATTIC SPACE. THE ARE LOCATED IN THE SOFFIT AREA AS INLET VENTALATORS AND IN THE GABLE ENDS ALONG THE RIDGE AS OUTLET VENTILATORS.
BTU
BRITISH THERMAL UNIT. A STANDARD UNIT OF HOT AND COLD AIR OUTPUT.
BACKFILL
PROCESS OF PLACING SOIL UP AGAINST FOUNDATION FATER ALL NECESSARY FOUNDATION TREATMENTS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED. IN MANY INSTANCES, FOUNDATION WALL MUST HAVE TEMPORARY INERIOR BRACING OR HOUSE FRAMED IN TO SUPPORT WEIGHT OF DIRT UNTIL IT HAS HAD TIME TO SETTLE.
BACKFLOW
THE FLOW OF WATER OR OTHER FLUIDS OR MATERIALS INTO THE DISTRIBUTING SOURCE OF POTABLE WATER FROM ANY SOURCE OTHER THAN ITS INTENDED SOURCE.
BACKHOE
A MACHINE THAT DIGS NARROW, DEEP TRENCHES FOR FOUNDATIONS, DRAINPIPE, CABLE, ETC.
BACKING
THE BEVEL ONT HE TOP EDGE OF A HIP RAFTER THAT ALLOWS THE ROOFING BOARD TO FIT THE TOP OF THE RAFTER WITHOUT LEAVING A TRIANGULAR SPACE BETWEEN IT AND THE LOWER SIDE OF THE ROOF COVERING
BACKSPLASH
A SMALL STRIP MORALL 3 OR 4 INCHES PLACED AGAINST THE WALL AND RESTING ON THE BACK OF THE COUNTERTOP. THIS IS NORMALLLY USED TO PROTECT THE WALL FROM WATER AND STAINS.
BALLOON FRAME
THE LIGHTEST AND MOST ECONOMICAL FORM OF CONSTRUCTION IN WHICH THE STUDDING AND CORNER POSTS ARE SET UP IN CONTINOUS LENGTHS FROM FIRST FLOOR LINE OR SILL TO THE ROOF PLATE.