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by Judee Shipman
PRESSURE TREATED WOOD: Lumber that has been specially treated for increased durability.
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PRESSURE WASH: To clean with a stream of pressurized water.
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PRICK POST: Any post in a truss which is not the main (King) post.
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PRIMER: The first (base) coat of paint, for paint jobs that require two or more coats.
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PROPANE TORCH: A tool that burns propane to create a flame.
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PROSTYLE: Free standing columns positioned along the front of a building.
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PSEUDODIPTERAL: A single row of columns, spaced alternately 1 and 2 column widths apart.
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PSEUDOPERIPTERAL: A building with columns embedded in the exterior walls.
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PTEROMA: The enclosed space between a row of columns and an exterior wall.
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P-TRAP: A U-shaped drain pipe that prevents sewer gases from entering through a water drain.
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PUEBLO: An architectural revival style from the American southwest, also known as Santa Fe style. The style draws inspiration from the pueblos and Spanish missions of New Mexico.
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PUMICE: A lightweight, porous, volcanic rock, strong enough to be used as a gentle abrasive, but light enough to be convenient for landscape design.
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PUMP MIX: A fine form of concrete designed to be used with a concrete pump truck for landscape design and other purposes.
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PUNCH: A piercing machine used for making holes in hard materials.
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PUSH DRILL: A handheld drill that runs when you push the handle.
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PUSH-PULL TAPE: A kind of retractable measuring tape.
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PUTTY: A dense, clay-like substance, useful for sealing window panes and filling crevices, among other things.
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PUTTY KNIFE: A flat knife used for shaping putty before it hardens.
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PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride. A corrosion-resistant plastic pipe, sometimes used for water supply lines and waste lines.
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PYCNOSTYLE: A spacing of one and a half column widths between columns.
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