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Ir is quite simply a list of common home and commercial building construction terminology used by architects, consultants and contractors of all kinds enabling them to speak the same language.
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 ½" sidewalk or basement/garage floor.
Yield Strength The stress at which a material ceases to deform in a fully elastic manner and begins to deform irreversibly.
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.
Z Brace Door A door made of vertical planks held together and braced on the back by thre pieces of wood whose configuration resembles the letter Z.
Zero Lot Line
A zoning regulation which allows certain properties to have buildings placed up to the line dividing separate properties
Zero Slump Concrete A concrete mixed with so little water that it does not sag when piled vertically.
relatively weak and brittle nonferrous metal used most notably as a protective
galvanic coating for steel.
An area of a municipality to which certain rules, regulations, bylaws or ordinances apply.
Zoning Ordinance A law that specifies in detail how land within a municipality may be used.
Z-bar flashing Bent, galvanized metal flashing that's installed above a horizontal trim board of an exterior window, door, or brick run. It prevents water from getting behind the trim/brick and into the home.
Zone The section of a building that is served by one heating or cooling loop because it has noticeably distinct heating or cooling needs. Also, the section of property that will be watered from a lawn sprinkler system.
Zone valve A device, usually placed near the heater or cooler, which controls the flow of water or steam to parts of the building; it is controlled by a zone thermostat.
Zoning A governmental process and specification which limits the use of a property e.g. single family use, high rise residential use, industrial use, etc. Zoning laws may limit where you can locate a structure. Also see building codes. Restrictions of areas or regions of land within specific geographical areas based on permitted building size, character, and uses as established by governing urban authorities.
A document issued by a governing urban authority permitting land to be used for a specific purpose.
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