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FILL INSULATION: A foam filling used for insulating walls.
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FILLISTER HEAD: A thick, cylindrical head on the end of a screw.
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FINGER JOINT: A type of joining where shorter pieces interlock at the ends of longer pieces.
Shown below, a finger jointed maple wood butcher block counter top.
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FINISH: The final, exterior layer of work - the part which remains visible to the viewer.
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FINISH NAIL: A long nail with a tiny head, typically used for finishing work because the nail disappears from view. Finish nails are useful for numerous home improvement ideas.
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FINISH TROWEL: A tool used for smoothing wet concrete surfaces.
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FIRE BLOCK: Short, horizontal beams attached part way up a wall. Also known as fire stop.
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FIRE BRICK: A flame-resistant ceramic brick, commonly used in fireplaces.
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FIRE ESCAPE: A ladder or other escape route located on exterior walls, near windows that are too high to safely jump from.
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FIRE HYDRANT WRENCH: A type of wrench that is used for opening fire hydrants.
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FIRE PIT: A type of outdoor fireplace, typically made of fire brick.
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FIREPLACE: An indoor enclosed space designed to accommodate a fire, and always attached to a chimney so the smoke can escape.
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FIREPLACE CHASE FLASHING PAN: A large piece of sheet metal installed in a chimney pipe.
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FIRE RESISTANT: Not easily combustible; able to withstand fire for up to an hour.
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FIRE RETARDANT: Any fire-resistant material.
Shown below, a plane sprays wildfires with a fire retardant substance.
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FIRE STOP: See fire block.
FISH PLATE: A metal plate that joins steel members together. Also known as a gusset.
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FISH SCALE DETAILING: A decorative element featuring repetitions of small rounded parts, bearing a resemblance to fish scales.
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FISH TAPE: A long strip of steel used for pulling wires through a conduit.
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FITTINGS: Any part in a piping system that connects two larger parts together.
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FIXTURES: Permanently installed hardware such as ceiling fans, faucets, and overhead lights.
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FLAGSTONE: Flat, broad stones about four inches thick, often used for steps and walkways. A popular material for home improvement ideas that involve landscaping.
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FLAKE BOARD: A manufactured construction panel made from glue and wood chips. Functions as a substitute for plywood. Also known as OSB or wafer board. Many home improvement ideas involve the use of flake board.
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FLAME RETENTION BURNER: An oil burner that holds the flame near the nozzle.
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