A vertical masonry shaft of reinforced concrete or other approved,
noncombustible, heat: resisting material enclosing one or more flues, it
removes the products of combustion from solid, liquid or gaseous fuel.
2. Flue Liner:
The flue is the hole in the chimney. The liner, usually of terra
cotta protects the brick from harmful smoke gases.
3 Chimney Cap: This top is generally of
concrete. It protects the brick from weather.
4. Chimney Flashing:
Sheet metal flashing provides a tight joint between chimney and
5. Firebrick: An ordinary brick cannot
withstand the heat of direct fire, so special firebrick is used to line
6. Ash Dump: A trap door to let the ashes drop
to a pit below, from where they may be easily removed.
7. Cleanout Door: The door to the ash pit or
the bottom of a chimney through which the chimney can be cleaned.
8. Chimney Breast: The inside face or front of
a fireplace chimney.
9. Hearth: The floor of a fireplace that
extends into the room for safety purposes.
10. Ridge: The top intersection of two
opposite adjoining roof surfaces.
11. Ridge Board: The board that follows along
under the ridge.
12. Roof Rafters: The structural members that
support the roof.
13. Collar Beam: It is a tie that keeps the
roof from spreading. Connects similar rafters on opposite side of roof.
14. Roof Insulation: An insulating material
(usually rock wool or fiberglass) in a blanket form placed between the
roof rafters for the purpose of keeping a house warm in the winter, cool
in the summer.
15. Roof Sheathing: The boards that provide
the base for the finished roof.
16. Roofing: The wood, asphalt or asbestos
shingles: or tile, slate or metal: that form the outer protection against
17. Cornice: A decorative element made up of
molded members usually placed at or near the top of an exterior or
18. Gutter: The trough that gathers rainwater
from a roof.
19. Downspout: The pipe that leads the water
down from the gutter.
20. Storm Sewer Tile: The underground pipe
that receives the water from the downspouts and carries it to the sewer.
21. Gable: The triangular end of a building
with a sloping roof.
22. Barrage Board: The fascia or board at the
gable just under the edge of the roof.
23. Louvers: A series of slanted slots
arranged to keep out rain, yet allow ventilation.
24. Corner Post: The vertical member at the
corner of the frame, made up to receive inner and outer covering
25. Studs: The vertical wood members of the
house, usually 2, x 4, generally spaced every 16sinches1.
26. Sill: The board that is laid first on the
foundation and on which the frame rests.
27. Plate: The board laid across the top ends
of the studs to hold them even and rigid.
28. Corner Bracing: Diagonal strips to keep
the frame square and plumb.
29. Sheathing: The first layer of outer wall
covering nailed to the studs.
30. Joist: The structural members or beams
that hold up the floor or ceiling, usually 2, x 10: or 2"x 12, spaced 16
31. Bridging: Cross bridging or solid. Members
at the middle or third points of joist spans to brace one to the next and
to prevent their twisting.
32. Sub: flooring: The rough boards that are
laid over the joist; usually laid diagonally.
33. Flooring Paper: A felt paper laid on the
rough floor to stop air infiltration and, to some extent, noise.
34. Finish Flooring: Usually hardwood, of
tongued and grooved strips.
35. Building Paper: Paper placed outside the
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