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Construction Terms

Study Cards for Construction

TermDefinition
Y A "Y" shaped plumbing fitting.
Yard of concrete One cubic yard of concrete is 3' X 3' X 3' in volume, or 27 cubic feet. One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 square feet of 3 1/2" sidewalk or basement/garage floor.
Yoke The location where a home's water meter is sometimes installed between two copper pipes, and located in the water meter pit in the yard.
Wafer Board A manufacturer wood panel made out of 1" - 2" wood chips and glue. Often used as a substitute for plywood in the exterior wall and roof sheathing.
Walk-Through A final inspection of a home before "Closing" to look for and document problems that need to be corrected.
Wall out When a painter spray paints the interior of a home.
Warping Any distortion in a material.
Warranty In Construction there are two types of warranties. One is provided by the manufacturer of a product such as roofing material or an appliance. The second is a warranty for labor. Many new home builders provide a one year warranty.
Waste pipe and vent Plumbing plastic pipe that carries waste water to the municipal sewage system.
Water board Water resistant drywall to be used in tub and shower locations. Normally green or blue colored.
Water closet Another name for toilet.
Created by: sstangle