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Glossary group: K

King stud

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The vertical ā€œ2 Xā€™sā€ frame lumber (left and right) of a window or door opening, and runs continuously from the bottom sole plate to the top plate.

Kilowatt (kw)

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One thousand watts. A kilowatt hour is the base unit used in measuring electrical consumption. Also see watt.

Keyway

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A slot formed and poured on a footer or in a foundation wall when another wall will be installed at the slot location. This gives additional strength to the joint/meeting point.

Keyless

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A plastic or porcelain light fixture that operates by a pull string. Generally found in the basement, crawl space , and attic areas.

Keeper

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The metal latch plate in a door frame into which a doorknob plunger latches.

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