Glossary of Home Inspection Terms

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Terms Beginning with “Y”

  • Y: A Y-shaped plumbing fitting used to attach branch lines or to redirect flow. Also called a Y-fitting.
  • yard: An open space on the same lot with a building.
  • yard lumber: Lumber of grades, sizes and patterns that are generally intended for ordinary construction, such as framework and rough coverage of houses.
  • yard of concrete: One cubic yard of concrete that is 3x3x3-feet in volume, or 27 cubic feet. One cubic yard of concrete will pour 80 square feet of a sidewalk or basement or garage floor that is 3-1/2 inches thick.
  • yoke: The location of a home's water meter installed in a pit in the yard between two copper pipes.