Term Definition
Z Tie, Wall 4 likes
See Wall Z Tie
Z-Furring Channel 2 likes
Z-shaped metal channel for mechanically connecting gypsum board and insulation on masonry walls
Zaffer 3 likes
An impure cobalt oxide employed as a blue ceramic coloring
Zax 1 like
An implement that cuts and dresses roof slates; a type of hatchet with a sharp point on the head for puncturing the slate in order to receive a nail or pin
Zebrawood 1 like
Mottled or striped wood resembling a zebra from several trees, such as leguminous African timber trees with pale golden heartwood, regular dark brown or black stripes
Zenith 6 likes
The highest point
Zero Ice 4 likes
Trade name for dry ice; See Dry Ice
Zero Slump Concrete 3 likes
A concrete combined with such a small amount of water that it has a slump of zero when it is tested
Zeta 3 likes
A closed or small room over a church porch where documents were stored
Ziggurat 4 likes
Ancient pyramid-shaped tower with a square base, rising in smaller stories with a terrace in each story and a temple at the top
Zigzag 2 likes
Turning at an angle one way, then sharply the opposite way, then back the first way, and so on; particularly in the moldings in Romanesque style arched door heads
Zinc 3 likes
A bluish-white metallic element that when pure, can be shaped or molded without breaking; in commercial form, it is brittle at ordinary temperatures and becomes ductile with a little heat; commonly employed as a protective coating for steel and iron; used widely as a paint pigment; known as an essential trace element, as very small amounts are critical for human health
Zinc Chromate6 likes
zinc chromate
Metal priming pigment that has inhibits rust; Zinc Yellow
Zinc Dust 3 likes
Fine, gray, zinc metal employed primarily in metal primers
Zinc Oxide 5 likes
A zinc compound used as a white pigment in numerous paints
Zinc Phosphate Coating 5 likes
Treatment employed on steel to enhance the adhesion of coats
Zinc Silicate 1 like
Zinc coating
Zinc Sulphide 4 likes
Zinc compound employed as a white pigment in paints
Zinc Yellow 0 likes
Zinc chromate pigment employed commercially
Zinc, Leaded 5 likes
See Leaded Zinc
Zincoid 4 likes
Relating to or similar to zinc
Zip Tape 4 likes
A reinforcing paper strip that aids the removal of end bundling tapes in gypsum board bundles
Zippers 4 likes
See Paper Rollers
Zircon Porcelain 3 likes
A glassy, ceramic white ware for technical use where zircon is necessary in the crystalline phase
Zone 3 likes
The building section that is tended by one heating or cooling loop because it has distinct heating or cooling requirements; additionally, the section that will be watered and tended to from a lawn sprinkler system
Zone Valve3 likes
zone valve
A device, generally positioned close to the heater or cooler, which regulates the flow of water or steam to various areas of a building; regulated by a zone thermostat
Zoning 5 likes
A governmental specification that limits the use of a property, such as single family use, high rise residential use, and industrial use; zoning laws may also restrict the location of a building or structure; see building codes
Zoning Permit 3 likes
A document provided by a governing urban authority allowing land to be employed for a specified purpose
Zonolite 3 likes
A lightweight insulating concrete mad of vermiculite aggregate, portland cement, and water
Zoophoric Column 8 likes
A pillar that supports an animal figure
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