THE CUSTOM HOME BUILDER INTRODUCTORY GUIDE


See this FREE, full color guide to learn what a Custom Home Builder knows about construction materials, home designs, architectural styles, and more.

This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, structural components, and design elements involved in construction, interiors, and landscape design. 


Dream up your own ideas from this carefully curated collection of images with concise, instructional definitions. 

Arm yourself with the basic knowledge of architecture, construction terms, and techniques known to any custom home builder. 



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ABODE

The Picture Dictionary of Home Design And Architecture

by Judee Shipman



CHAPTER 51

SCREWDRIVER BIT - SEWER TAP


SCREWDRIVER BIT: The metal end of a screwdriver that fits snugly into a groove on a metal screw. 

Shown below, this 41-piece screwdriver bit set would make an excellent gift for that special custom home builder in your life. 


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SCREW EXTRACTOR: A tool used for removing broken screws. 


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SCRIBE MOLDING: A piece of wood that creates a finished look where the molding is imperfect or irregular. Scribe molding is often used for kitchen cabinets. 


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SCUPPER: The drain connected to a downspout or a flat roof. 


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SCYTHE: A manual agricultural tool, typically used for reaping crops. 


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SEALER: A finishing material applied to wood for the purpose of coating and sealing the surface to prevent drying, cracking, and discoloration. 


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SEASONED LUMBER: Wood that has been fully dried and prepared for manufacture. 


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SECOND EMPIRE: A late 19th century architectural style characterized by Mansard roofs, square turrets, shallow domes, and narrow, arched windows. 


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SELF SEALING SHINGLES: Shingles that are backed with adhesive. 


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SEMI GLOSS ENAMEL: A type of paint that dries with a slight luster, but not a wet looking shine.

A custom home builder or interior designer will typically use semi gloss enamel for bathrooms, kitchens, and doors. 


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SEPTIC SYSTEM: A waste water treatment system located on the property. Also known as a cesspool. 


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SERVICE ENTRANCE PANEL: The main power box from where electricity enters a wiring system. 


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SERVICE EQUIPMENT: Power controls such as circuit breakers, switches, and fuses. 


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SERVICE LATERAL: An underground power supply line. 


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SETBACK THERMOSTAT: A thermostat with a built-in programmable clock. 


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SETTLEMENT: The shifts in a stick built structure that cause it to to creak, crack, or sink. 


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SEWAGE EJECTOR: A pump for directing waste water to a sanitary sewer line, where gravity can then run its course. 


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SEWER LATERAL: The place where the interior waste water lines connect to the main sewer lines. Sometimes called the Side Sewer. 


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SEWER LINE: A length of tubing through which waste water runs. 


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SEWER STUB: The point where the home sewer line connects to the municipal sewer line. Also called a Sewer Tap


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SEWER SYSTEM: A network of pumps, pipes, and drains designed to remove waste water from the home and direct it to the municipal sewer system. 


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SEWER TAP: See Sewer Stub


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CUSTOM HOME BUILDER AND CONSTRUCTION GUIDE


ABODE


Introduction   

A

Chapter 1    

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3    

B

Chapter 4    

Chapter 5   

Chapter 6    

Chapter 7   

C

Chapter 8   

Chapter 9   

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11   

Chapter 12   

Chapter 13  

D

Chapter 14  

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16  

E

Chapter 17  

Chapter 18 

F

Chapter 19  

Chapter 20    

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22   

G

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

H

Chapter 26  

Chapter 27

I

Chapter 28  

J

Chapter 29  

K

Chapter 30

L

Chapter 31

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33    

M

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

N

Chapter 37    

O

Chapter 38   

P

Chapter 39    

Chapter 40   

Chapter 41  

Chapter 42   

Chapter 43   

Chapter 44    

Q

Chapter 45  

R

Chapter 46

Chapter 47    

Chapter 48    

Chapter 49   

S

Chapter 50   

Chapter 51  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 52   

Chapter 53    

Chapter 54  

Chapter 55   

Chapter 56    

Chapter 57   

Chapter 58    

Chapter 59    

T

Chapter 60  

Chapter 61    

Chapter 62   

Chapter 63   

U

Chapter 64   

V

Chapter 65 

W

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

X-Y-Z

Chapter 68 





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Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

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Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

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Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten




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Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

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