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Glossary group: I

Infiltration

  • March 5, 2021
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The passage of air from indoors to outdoors and vice versa; term is usually associated with drafts from cracks, seams or holes in buildings.

Index

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The interest rate or adjustment standard that determines the changes in monthly payments for an adjustable rate loan.

Incandescent lamp

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A lamp employing an electrically charged metal filament that glows at white heat. A typical light bulb.

I-joist

  • March 5, 2021
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Manufactured structural building component resembling the letter “I”. Used as floor joists and rafters. I-joists include two key parts: flanges and webs. The flange of the I joist may be made of laminated veneer lumber or dimensional lumber, usually formed into a 1 ½” width. The web or center of the I-joist is commonly made of plywood or oriented strand board (OSB).… Continue reading I-joist

I-beam

  • March 5, 2021
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A steel beam with a cross section resembling the letter I. It is used for long spans as basement beams or over wide wall openings, such as a double garage door, when wall and roof loads bear down on the opening.

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