Real Estate Glossary

Our glossary is the largest dictionary of real estate and construction terms on the Internet with almost 10,000 definitions.
Real Estate Glossary
Our glossary is the largest dictionary of real estate and construction terms on the Internet with almost 10,000 definitions.



 
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Piece of metal, of many different types, that has been forced through a die to make it into a long, flexible strand to be used in many functions.

Finish nails with a very small diameter.

Cloth, used as reinforcement in plaster or screening, which is woven from thin wire strands.

Electrical wires which have been given certain colors to designate their functions.

Way to connect or terminate wires.

Also referred to as a wire nut or pressure connector, or solderless connector, often made of plastic, it joins two or more stripped electrical wires together, by twisting, without the need for soldering. The tapered spring or threads in a wire nut hold the ends of the wires that are to be joined.

Plier shaped cutting tool with edges on the jaws for cutting wire.

Fastener which, when attached to a structure, can hold the wires used to hang other wires, such as those for suspended ceilings.

1. Numbering system assigned to designate the diameter of wire with the small size being given the higher number.
2. Metal, flat and circular in shape, with notches around the perimeter, which are used to measure the diameter of a piece of wire.

1. Glass containing wire support, which makes it stronger and less likely to be broken and cause harm.
2. Reinforced glass, with wire mesh between the two panes of glass to act as reinforcement and to prevent shattering, if broken, since the mesh will hold the glass in place.

Wire used in concrete reinforcement.

Webbed steel used for concrete reinforcement.

Small, enclosed metal channel, used to fasten electrical wiring to a wall when remodeling is done, rather than pulling the wiring through the walls.

Also referred to as a wire connector or solderless connector. Often made of plastic, it joins two or more stripped electrical wires together by twisting, without the need for soldering. The tapered spring or threads in a wire nut hold the ends of the wires that are to be joined.

Structural cable, which is made strong enough to use as hoist cables, by twisting together lengths of steel wire.

Numbering system assigned to designate the diameter of wire with the small size being given the higher number.

Wire consisting of a single conductor.

Wire consisting of multiple conductors.

Tool that removes the insulation from the end of electrical wire, making it possible for a connection to be made.

Short lengths of cement-coated or galvanized wire used in tying wood, metal or masonry together.

Sheet metal edge which has been made smooth by rolling the metal around a length of wire.

Enclosed channel or electric wire, which is wither square or rectangular in shape and has one hinged or removable side. The wireway is attached to the wall and the electrical wire is then laid in place.

The term used to describe the electrical wiring in a building, which in electrical terminology is called conductors, because it conducts electricity.

Drawing, which shows where the electrical items such as receptacles, switches, fixtures, etc. are to be installed.

Often referred to as raceway wiring, after the enclosed channel that holds it, this wiring is fastened in the raceway, which is in turn mounted on the wall. Outlets can be added in this manner, without wiring through the walls.

A company is not responsible to a third party when an account or financial instrument is not honored by the debtor with the creditor's only recourse being to the debtor's property.

An individual who provides evidence under penalty of perjury, under oath in a trial. It is also the observance of an event or transaction or contract.

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