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Y Strainer - A device in the shape of a Y for withholding foreign matter from a flowing liquid or gas.
Yard - (1) A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet or 36 inches; equal to 0.9144 meters. (2) A piece of enclosed ground. (3) The space between buildings.
Yellow Fir - A type of wood. Another name Douglas Fir.
Yellow Iron Oxide - A generally durable earth tone yellow pigment that may be natural (mined) or synthetic.
Yellow Ochre - An earthy pigment made from impure iron ore, used in paint.
Yellowing - Gradual formation of yellow cast in aging oil based paints. Usually caused by using alkyd or oil based paints in white or light colors; heat effect from stoves or heating ducts; limited light exposure; or oxidation of oil based paints / varnishes.
Yield - The permanent deformation which a material undergoes when it is stressed beyond its elastic limit.
Yield Point - The point at which a material deforms with no increase in load; the stress at which a material ceases to deform in a fully elastic manner.
Yield Strength - The stress at which a material exhibits a specified deviation from proportionality of stress and strain.
Yield Stress - The stress level in a material at or above the yield strength but below the ultimate strength.
Yoke Vent - A pipe connecting upward from a soil or waste stack to a vent stack for the purpose of preventing pressure changes in the stacks.
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