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This image-packed glossary introduces the equipment, tools, tips, techniques, and structural components involved in architecture and home improvements.
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by Judee Shipman
PILOT HOLE: A small, predrilled hole that guides a nail or a screw.
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PILOT LIGHT: A small, continuous flame that ignites gas or oil burners as needed.
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PINE: A somewhat plain looking wood with very little grain pattern. Pine comes in several varieties, including Loblolly, Ponderosa, Sugar, White, and Yellow.
Pine is a soft wood, typically used for moldings and trim work.
Shown below, flooring made from reclaimed loblolly pine.
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PIN WRENCH: A wrench with one or more pin or hook attachments. Some types of pin wrenches are shown below.
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PIPE: A length of cylindrical tubing designed to control the direction or flow of a liquid or gas. Shown below, the complex piping network of an oil refinery.
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PIPE CLAMP: A type of clamp that can be used for gripping pipes.
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PIPE STRAP: A metal strap fastened around a pipe to hold it in place.
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PIPE WRENCH: A wrench similar to a monkey wrench, but with serrated jaws and better adjustability.
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PITCHED ROOF: A sloped or inclined roof.
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PLANCEER: The underside of any projecting horizontal structural piece. Also see Soffit.
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PLANE: A handheld tool used for trimming edges and smoothing flat wood surfaces. There are many types of planes used for home decorating, such as
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PLAN VIEW: A drawing of a structure as viewed from overhead.
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PLANK: A long wood board, typically used in construction and home decorating projects.
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PLASTER: A hard-drying compound typically used on walls and ceilings.
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PLASTER BOARD: Panels of dried plaster attached with screws onto to walls and ceilings. Also see Drywall.
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PLASTERER'S HAWK: A tray-like device to be used with a trowel when applying plaster.
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PLASTIC: A manmade material available in many forms, and often used for home decorating projects.
Shown below, who knew there were so many clever home decorating ideas for plastic spoons?
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PLENUM: A duct that carries heated air from a furnace.
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PLIERS: A hand tool used for grasping and manipulating hard materials. Types of pliers include
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PLINTH: The base of a platform on which a column stands.
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