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Cable

Cablis a jacketed bundle of individually insulated conductors like Romex



California corner

A California corner is an energy efficient 3 stud corner design with an accessible void for insulating


Cap plate

A cap plate is an upper continuous wall framing component that rests on top of the top plate. The top layer of a double top plate



Carriage

The carriage is a part of a caulk gun that holds the caulk cartridge firmly; sometimes called the cradle or frame



Carrier

The carrier is the liquid component of the paint that allows the solids to mix and flow and be applied in a film. The carrier dries or evaporates to leave a hardened paint coat



Cartridge

The cartridge is a round tube with a pointed end used to hold and distribute caulk



Cast iron

Cast iron is a  material used in plumbing for drain, waste, and vent pipes and fittings. It is a very dense, long-lasting, and heavy material that deadens the sound of water passing through it



Cat's paw

A cat’s paw is a sharp ended prying tool for digging out and removing flushed or inset fasteners

Caulk

Caulk is a type of sealant used to fill a crack, seam or joint to improve its appearance or make it watertight


Caulk bead

A bead is a line of caulk applied to a joint or seam




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