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Glossary group: F

Radiation

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Energy transmitted from a heat source to the air around it. Radiators actually depend more on convection than radiation

Finger joint

  • March 5, 2021
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A manufacturing process of interlocking two shorter pieces of wood end to end to create a longer piece of dimensional lumber or molding. Often used in jambs and casings and are normally painted (instead of stained).

Field measure

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To take measurements (cabinets, countertops, stairs, shower doors, etc.) in the home itself instead of using the blueprints.

Ferrule

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Metal tubes used to keep roof gutters “open”. Long nails (ferrule spikes) are driven through these tubes and hold the gutters in place along the fascia of the home.

Female

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Any part, such as a nut or fitting, into which another (male) part can be inserted. Internal threads are female.

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