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Wall Tie - A galvanized iron strip used to tie a veneer wall to its backing wall.

Wainscot - A paneling applied to the lower portion of a wall.

Waste Pipe - The name generally applied to all household drainage pipes.

Water Closet - Commode

Water Table - Similar to a drip cap in function, sometimes found around the perimeter of a house near the ground line.

Weatherstripping - A strip of fabric, plastic, rubber or metal found around exterior wall openings to reduce infiltration.

Well-Opening - A stair enclosure.

Window Frame - The window unit less sash.

Window Types :

  • Double Hung - Two sash, vertical sliding

  • Casement - Side hinged

  • Awning - Top hinged

  • Hopper - Bottom hinged

  • Oriel - Windows that generally project from an upper story, supported by a bracket.

  • Picture Window - Fixed sash

  • Jalousie - Glass slats, Venetian blind principle

  • Horizontal sliding - two or more sash designed to slide over one another

  • Bay - Extends beyond the exterior face of the wall

  • Bow - Projected window with a curved surface often in the glass itself.

  • Combination - The integration of two or more of the above into one unit.




 

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