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(pronounced THER-moh-STA-tihk SHOW-er)

Just like a thermostat regulates consistent air temperature, a thermostatic shower regulates consistent water temperature. This stabilization feature prevents the fluctuations in water temperature that could either scald you (too hot)

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(pronounced threhd kownt)

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This is a bit of a confusing term when you first hear it because it seems to be improperly named. A three-way switch is a pair of light switches wired to control the same fixture or group of

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(pronounced THROH)

In the design industry, this word actually has a couple of meanings. In decorative terms, throw is a shortened term for a “throw blanket” or the adjective preceding the word “pillow” when

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(pronounced TIH-king)

Admittedly an odd word for a textile, ticking is a strong, tightly woven linen, cotton, or linen-cotton blend fabric. Vintage ticking was quite heavy and used to securely hold the feathers of

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Where does the average American spend up to 90% of his or her time? Indoors living, working, learning and playing. Though many people are aware of some of the harmful chemicals found in outdoor air, many don’t realize

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(pronounced TIHLT-wahl kehn-STRUHK-shehn)

Also known as tilt-up construction, this building method is quite common due to its speed. First a foundation is poured and set, and footings are installed to receive the vertical panels

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(pronounced TIH-cheh-ler or TIHCH-ler)

Quit giggling. This word has no reference whatsoever to the crude slang term for human mammary glands. No, this strange little word means having a title signifying a certain rank or function or

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(pronounced tohm)

In short: an extremely large or long book, usually on a scholarly subject.

Example: Jenny and her colleagues at the design firm were in

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(pronounced tung & gruv)

So many jokes, so little time… Anyway, tongue & groove is a type of wood joinery that is very strong. The concept is brilliant in its simplicity. A piece of wood has a