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In the U.S. the item you refer to is most often called a draw catch. There are other names, depending on manufacturer and purpose, but I worked 19 years in commercial and residential hardware supply and we always called that a draw catch.


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Pipe joint compound or thread sealant. Should be near soldering stuff, plumbers putty, PVC Glue, Teflon tape, etc. Comes in a tube or plastic jar. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-8-oz-Pipe-Joint-Compound-154202/100204007


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O-rings are typically made from a firmer rubber than a rubber band. They will stretch but not as much. They come in all sizes, so you're going to have a shopping quest ahead of you, but "O-ring" is probably the best search term for you. O-Ring Google Image Search


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Imagine a 2-phase sub-panel: 2 bus bars down the middle, 2 lugs at the top to connecting the incoming power from the main panel. (No main breaker here because this is a sub-panel; the disconnect breaker for this type of panel lives in the upstream panel.) Now imagine a sub-panel that contains 2 completely independent sets of bus bars. This is a split bus ...


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All sources may be found in the image descriptions. Products are shown for educational purpose only and are not to be viewed as endorsement. Intending to include all major North American manufacturers, any additions are welcomed. Pipe Dope Trade Names: TFE Paste PTFE Pipe Thread Sealant Pipe Thread Sealant Pipe Joint Compound Pipe Thread ...


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Pipe dope is a general term used to describe any lubricant, sealant, or adhesive designed to aid in making pipe joints leak proof. It can be used to describe dopes in various forms, including pastes, tapes, putties, etc. Within the plumbing trade, the term "pipe dope" is commonly used to describe paste dopes exclusively. Using a general term such as ...


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Looks like an L corner bracket/brace. Probably worth upgrading to a metal one if it would fit: Amazon product link


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It means the slide is 16" long and that you can pull your drawer out a full 16" relative to the slide. If your cabinet space was 20" deep, and you mounted this all the way at the back then your drawer would not come out 16" but instead 16-4=12".


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Rigid means something that will hold its shape on its own. Wood (except veneer), drywall, backer-board are all rigid. A piece of thin paneling made from plastic/fiberglass would not probably count. However, the definition is somewhat subjective. In the context of Green Glue, I presume they want to ensure no movement between the layers.


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A transfer switch allows you to switch between two or more power sources. An Interlock is a device that prevents a breaker or switch from being toggled. In the situation of two power sources, an interlock is used to allow only one power source to be on at a time.


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The term you're looking for is millwork, which is a catch-all term for finished wood products, and includes the stair parts that you mentioned. From Wikipedia: Millwork building materials are historically any woodmill-produced building construction interior-finish or decorative components. Profiled and patterned millwork building components can usually ...


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I am not certain what you mean by a "technical term" for it. I would call it a corner hutch or a corner display hutch or maybe a corner bookcase. Why corner? Because it is shaped to fit in a corner. Why hutch? A hutch is sometimes something that sits on top of a bureau, table, desk, or other piece of flat-topped furniture. However, hutches can also be a ...


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Trim is a general term, often used to describe all types of molding and millwork. Casing is a type of molding, typically used to trim the perimeter of windows and doors. Casing is typically less wide (tall?), but thicker than base molding. 11/16" x 2 1/4" Base molding (or baseboard) is a type of molding, which is applied where the wall and floor meet. ...


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If the door to the suite is in the foyer section, it could also be called the antechamber. That would make the bed section the main chamber or bedchamber. ...and of course, no discussion of chambers should ignore the chamberpot ;)


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It's called "Master Bedroom". In your diagram, it's part of a "Master Suite", consisting of a foyer and a bedroom.


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You may still need the internet to find where the various manufacturers of stair parts are sold to the public. You will need to search for Coffman, LJ Smith. Morgan may not be around anymore, but it may turn up. There are Chinese knock offs of parts that carry the same part numbers, they may turn up in the search also, once you get a look at one of the ...


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It's officially called a conduit body, but is sometimes called an LB by tradesmen. It's known as an "LB", because the outlet (or inlet I guess) is on the back (ell back). There are also "LR" (ell right), "LL" (ell left), "T" (tee), "C" (cee), and "SLB" (service ell back) type conduit bodies available. SLB not pictured.


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You can always add a decorative strip to enhance the thickness of the casing if it bothers you that much but if it looks good, don't worry about it and leave it. It's for whatever look that pleases you. It's just different words they use in construction for certain decorative accents. It's like getting gels instead of a regular manicure.


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I ran across this issue when building custom shelves. Found that the right search term is "Specialty Wood Suppliers". Add your area in and you will probably find something near you.


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there have already been plenty of answers to this here. i would add that its important to not confuse pipe dope (which is typically a sealant for threaded connections) with either thread locker (a glue that holds threaded connections from vibrating loose) or antiseize compound (a material that keeps threaded connections from galvanically fusing). these are ...


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Ejector pump. If your washer is in the basement and the sewer is overhead, gravity drain won't work.


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Don't know about ducts specifically, but that shaped joint is usually called a cross in other problem domains. http://xmzxl.en.alibaba.com/product/299354123-210434489/Cross_joint.html


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16" refers to the length of the slide when closed, which will usually also be the depth of the drawer you're installing them on. Your cabinet (or whatever you're installing in) would need to be at least 16" deep, plus the thickness of any false front you may have on the drawer if you want to make them flush. It's also a nominal length--I just bought these ...


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Formally, a Rigid Body is one that doesn't deform under stress. (i.e. It has a Young's Modulus of infinity). Practically, it means that it's a body that doesn't bend or flex under normal loading.



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