G & H

The Glossary of Construction Terms:
A Guide to Understanding Home Construction.

 
Gable
The portion of the roof above the eave line of a double-sloped roof.
 
Gabled louvers
A vent with louvers located at the peak of gable ends.
 
Graphite lubricant
A finely powdered graphite used as a lubricant.
 
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
A specialized electrical device that will interrupt electrical power where a weak electrical loss of ground occurs.  Normally installed in areas where water may be present.
 
Grout
A white or colored plaster-like mortar compound used to fill spaces between ceramic tiles.
 
Header
A heavy timber and/or concrete beam that spans open spaces in walls, over doors and windows, and provides support to structural members above it.
 
Hip roof
A roof that rises by inclined planes from all four sides of a building.
 
Honeycomb
In concrete, an open cell like surface texture that occurs while pouring concrete.
 
Hose bib
An exterior faucet connection for lawn and garden hoses.
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