Fine grained, hard silica-based stone, which has sharp edges when broken and which produces sparks when hit with steel.
Electrical switch, which is operated by pushing the control knob up or down.
(1) A lengthwise strip from the outer part of a tree trunk. (2) A piece or bundle of wood veneer.
Built-up beam formed by a steel plate sandwiched between two wood members and bolted together for additional strength.
Double joists holding, between them, a metal plate at least 1Ú4" thick, and fastened together with bolts.
The metal plate, which forms a girder by bolting together, two beams.
(1) Amount of funds represented by checks that have been issued but not yet collected. (2) Time between the deposit of checks in a bank and payment. Writing checks against money not presently in an account is called "playing the float". (3) To issue new securities through an underwriter. (4) The difference between a variable interest rate and the index to which it is pegged. (5) To incur a debt. (6) Flat plate, which is used to smooth the surface of concrete or plaster before it is troweled. (7) Hollow shaped mechanism, which rises and falls with a fluid, activating some mechanism, possibly a shut-off valve. 8. Sponge rubber-faced trowel used to apply grout to tile by forcing it into the joints without scratching the surface.
The part of a flush tank on a toilet, which helps to regulate water flow.
The final mortar coat over which the neat coat, pure coat or skim coat is applied.
Float floor drain
Drain used to divert water from a basement to a collection point where it is removed by a sump pump.