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UL (Underwriters’ Laboratories)– An independent testing agency that checks electrical devices and other components for possible safety hazards.
Undercoat– A coating applied prior to the finishing or top coats of a paint job. It may be the first of two or the second of three coats. Sometimes called the Prime coat.
Underground plumbing– The plumbing drain and waste lines that are installed beneath a basement floor.
Underlayment- A ¼” material placed over the subfloor plywood sheeting and under finish coverings, such as vinyl flooring, to provide a smooth, even surface. Also a secondary roofing layer that is waterproof or water-resistant, installed on the roof deck and beneath shingles or other roof-finishing layer.
Union– A plumbing fitting that joins pipes end-to-end so they can be dismantled.