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  1. general term for the material that goes directly over the roof sheathing?
    underlayment
  2. the smoke chamber is located just below damper.
    false
  3. the rear edge of the counter that goes up thewall is called the backsplash.
    true
  4. Generally accepted coating required for paint.
    1 coat of primer, 2 coats of finish
  5. International residential code, has adopted requirements for framing light gauge steel family house and family dwellings.
    true
  6. In appearance framed panels are identical to a conventionally framed wall.
    true
  7. Veneer plaster is also known as thin coat.
    true
  8. What is the lowest pitch that cannot be walked on easily without slipping?
    7/12
  9. If a house is not ventilated sufficient after the gyp board is installed swelling and distortions can occur in the mill work.
    true
  10. mortar joints are allowed to freeze if that have cured for at least one day
    false
  11. identify the largest association that promotes exchange of information.
    nahb, national association of home builders
  12. unlessthe heat flow path is broken with a steel frame insulating wood framing has more effective thermal efficiency than light gauge steel framing.
    false
  13. passive solar is used to help keep the home cool in the summer months.
    false
  14. rough in plumbing refers to the insulation of supply and waste piping but not the fixtures themselves.
    true
  15. what is the term for the diagonal piece of wood that braces between the column and the beam of a timber frame house?
    knee brace
  16. the term sill and mudsill both refer to the same element of a building.
    true
  17. identify the nail sizes that are most commonly used in light frame construction.
    8D,10D,16D
  18. wood itself seldom causes IAQ (indoor air quality) problems.
    true
  19. why is gravel a good back fill?
    Promotes draining and self compacting
  20. when the contractor agrees to build the house for a fixed amount it is referred to as a stipulated sum contract.
    true
  21. pvc window standards are set by this organization.
    ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials)
  22. why has there been a recent surge in radiant floor heating
    Introduction of non corrosive flexible plastic tubing
  23. single ply membranes on low slope roofs are more elastic so less prone to cracking.
    true
  24. which of the following is not one of the phases of work involved in a custom design house as describe by the AIA literature?
    Secure long term financing
  25. what of the following are names of the SIP collection?
    all the above
  26. what is the most common thickness of interior doors?
    1 3/8"
  27. identify three grades of custom made cabinets?
    premium, custom, economy
  28. which of the following methods is not recommended for the reducing water?
    flushing the toilet
  29. the insulation around the cold water pipe is more likely to get wet than a hot water pipe?
    true
  30. relative to energy efficiency thermal bridging is desirable.
    false
  31. icf (insulated concrete form) stay in place after the wall is poured.
    true
  32. another term for molding is trim.
    true
  33. stripped flooring is typically installed hidden nails.
    true
  34. air and train concrete has which of the following benefits in construction.
    all the above
  35. nominal height of all standard height of concrete block is 8 inches.
    true
  36. eifs (exterior insulation finish system) siding has considerable failure rate of moisture rating at the seams.
    true
  37. forced air is the most prevalent heating system in America.
    true
  38. site plans are usually done in a 1/16 inch scale.
    true
  39. the concave joint is appropriate to exterior brick masonry.
    true
  40. which of the following is not a disadvantage of factory built fire places?
    Less susceptible to corrosion
  41. in an electrical system the pressure is called what?
    voltage
  42. the most widely used roof covering material in North America is asphalt shingles.
    true
  43. an edge band is a form of nosing.
    true
  44. making sure that the wall is straight plum and square is referred to as what term?
    truing
  45. drawers usually have single prices faces rather frame and panel.
    true
  46. which of the following volumes of air was exchanged at a rate of 1 air change per hour means?
    volume of the house
  47. wood shingles breath better than shake shingles.
    false
  48. identify two basic systems in plumbing?
    supply line and waste system
  49. building codes restrict the use of regulations of ICF.
    false
  50. though naturally occurring gyp is not a renewable resource it is widely distributed.
    true
  51. since heat rises a floor over a unheated space requires less insulation than a wall.
    false
  52. b/c cedar shingles require less wood for support and b/c the space allows the wood to dry from the underside, space sheathing can be used.
    true
  53. what is an ICF?
    insulated concrete form
  54. fibrous add mixtures to concrete control plastic shrinkage cracking.
    true
  55. maximum rise for stairs is 7 ½ inches.
    true
  56. light gauge steel construction is not good for the environment.
    true
  57. the main purpose for the circuit breaker...
    true
  58. when a hot wire touches any conductor other than for what is was designed to energize is called a short circuit.
    true
  59. what is term for the space under the floor of the house…
    crawl space
  60. supply line pipes are filled with water in order to locate leaks.
    false
  61. durability and safety are the main concerns for platform framing.
    true
  62. use of heavy timbers if generally wasteful for residential construction.
    true
  63. vinyl siding usually involved in fire produces toxic combustion products.
    true
  64. solvent improves the working properties of architectural coding materials.
    true
  65. sheer walls are covered with sheathing or diagonal bracing.
    true
  66. the part of the chimney that carries the combustion gases to the outside is called the flue.
    true
  67. a weather barrier membrane provides a air barrier between the inside and outside and protects the exterior shell…
    true
  68. about what percent of gyp board because waste at a construction site?
    10%
  69. when carpeting is installed which of the following is avoid to soft spots where decking ends meet?
    all the above
  70. What are used to suspend floor joists to perpendicular wood elements?
    joist hangers
  71. Mortar can vary in shade from white to black.
    true
  72. Ohms law is written as follows:
    Voltage=Current X Resistance
  73. PVC adhesives and copper solders both produce air pollutants
    false
  74. What is the term for the final placing and smoothing of soil around the structure.
    finish grading
  75. Fibrous reinforcing in concrete is not strong enough to replace wire mesh for cracking in concrete slabs.
    true
  76. A disadvantage of gyp board is its high installation cost.
    false
  77. Supply or return air ducts can be eliminated completely in a house with a crawl space.
    true
  78. Thermal insulation is used to slow the conduction of heat through a building assembly.
    true
  79. Sprinkler systems must be installed in plumbing to extinguish fires
    false
  80. Manufactured houses are made in a factory rather than on site.
    true
  81. Furring strips or a stud wall must be installed on the interior of adobe walls to have plumbing and electrical.
    false
  82. A permanent utility pole bringing electricity to the site must be installed before construction can begin
    false
  83. What is it called when air is cooled sufficiently to reach 100% relative humidity?
    dew point
  84. Principal disadvantage to straw bale construction is its vulnerability to moisture.
    true
  85. What is the thickness range of sheet paneling?
    1/8" - 3/4"
  86. What is the term for the base of a foundation?
    footing
  87. What determines the depth of water lines?
    frost line
  88. Lumber in the U.S. is measure in board feet.
    true
  89. Thermal insulation is used to slow the conduction of heat through a building assembly.
    true
  90. In order to maintain the corners during site prep, what is constructed at least 4’ outside the building?
    batter boards
  91. The component of the window that holds the glass is referred to as the sash.
    true
  92. One can reduce the amount of outside air brought into the house by adjusting the damper to the smallest aperture that still draws all the smoke.
    true
  93. What is used to prevent water leakage at the junctions and edges of roof.
    flashing
  94. Relative humidity is actually the amount of water vapor the air contains divided by the max amount it could contain at a given temp.
    true
  95. What is installed to prevent fire from moving up the cavity between studs in stairwells or from floor to floor in 2 story balloon frame buildings?
    blocking
  96. What is the most common type of radiant panel heating system?
    radiant floor
  97. Principal advantage of a custom built house is the ability to integrate the house with specific features of the site.
    true
  98. Circuits should be accurately labeled in the control panel box.
    true
  99. Preservative treated wood has been found to be carcinogenic when used on desks.
    false
  100. Rough sitework involves removing excess vegetation, laying out foundation, and installation of underground utility cables.
    true
  101. What gauge wire is used for receptacle outlets in a home?
    12
  102. An insulated stainless steel flue rated for solid fuel combustion in a noncombustible hearth is referred to as what?
    class A
  103. Disadvantage of wood shingle siding is that they must be applied one at time.
    false
  104. Solid beneath concrete slab is referred to as what?
    subgrade
  105. Receptacles are typically attached as soon as the wires are run to the boxes.
    false
  106. A gas furnace is useless when the electricity goes off.
    true
  107. Seeded lawns are less expensive than sod.
    true
  108. All buildings need a foundation.
    true
  109. Other than energy used to heat and cool a house, the installation has no effect on the heating and cooling efficiency.
    true
  110. Preservative treated wood scraps should be burned.
    false
  111. How many onsite plumbing inspections are required?
    2
  112. Quartersawn wood tends to remain flat despite changes in moisture content.
    true
  113. Exterior doors fall into 2 general categories: swinging and sliding.
    true
  114. What is the general weight range of an adobe brick?
    32-48 lbs.
  115. Which was not listed as a reason for the popularity of concrete masonry walls?
    severe weather
  116. Factory built fireplaces flues must be enclosed when going through living spaces.
    true
  117. What is meant by trueing of the wall?
    straight, plumb, square
  118. Most of the wood used in framing a house is hardwood.
    false
  119. What is placed over the assembled frame sections of a wall to integrate it into a structural unit?
    sheathing
  120. What is the term for crossbracing or solid blocking between joists?
    bridging
  121. The concrete industry is the largest user of natural resources in the whole world.
    true
  122. Convection is the transfer of heat by electromagnetic waves
    false
  123. Plywood and OSB are commonly used for roof sheathing.
    true
  124. Only hot water pipes need to be insulated.
    false
  125. The embodied energy of steel made from ore is higher than that made from recycled scrap.
    true
  126. Which of the following fuels were not listed as being used with a central furnace?
    methane
  127. Residential fire doors are made to close automatically in case of a fire.
    false
  128. What is the point where the electricity enters the house?
    service entrance
  129. What are they typical voltages that enter the home?
    all the above
  130. Oldest method of forming bricks is the soft mud process
    true
  131. What is the term for channel sections of header joists that metal studs are made to fit into?
    tracks
  132. A light sometimes referred to as a lite is a sheet of glass.
    true
  133. Anyone can install a low voltage system.
    true
  134. An advantage of a hydronic baseboard system is their ability to dehumidify the room.
    false
  135. The most important variables in determining the cost of a residential building are:
    size, complexity of design, and quality of materials.
  136. Nominal lumber dimensions are written without inch marks.
    true

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