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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of joist.


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  • He is right: we lose a lot of heat through our floors, yet short of taking up floorboards and hanging insulation between the joists, which is expensive and disruptive, it seems there is little advice about what to do. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Meserve said that although the joists are a setback, they will not push back the finish date for the project.

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  • Some are too old, or too sick, or not handy enough, or, like me, too stupid about "joists" and galvanized whatchamacallits, and stuff like that.

    Contracting Chaos

  • Metal accents -- such as joists wrapped in galvanized steel and stainless steel cabinet doors -- give the kitchen a contemporary look. rss feed

  • If ducts run between joists or close to the floor, the cellulose will help insulate them; otherwise, wrap them with special duct insulation, sold at some home centers and building-supply outlets.

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  • Air can get in around windows and doors, around recessed lights, around plumbing vents, wiring holes, switch and outlet covers, furnace flues and chases and around the frame work such as rim joists and soffits.

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  • A masochistic streak, fear for floor joists and the desire to renew and replenish the collection has led to regrettable dispersals.

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  • The bodies piled on top of me took the brunt of the impact, as the roof joists bounced around me like pieces of a life-sized Erector Set.

    Mercy Kill

  • Mountain gave me the update, remarking that the wiring and plumbing had been accomplished, and that the floor joists and subfloor were in.

    Arcane Circle

  • If only there were a light, she could figure out where she was from the spacing of the joists.

    So Much Pretty


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