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Definition of Septic Tank

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Septic Tank

A sewage settling tank in which part of the sewage is converted into gas and sludge before the remaining waste is discharged by gravity into a leaching bed underground.



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Seepage Pit

A sewage disposal system composed of a septic tank and a connected cesspool.


P.I.T. (PIT)

Principal, interest and taxes. Together, these make up the regular payment on a mortgage if you elect to include property taxes in your mortgage payments


PITI

Principal, interest, taxes, insurance -- the things that generally make up a monthly mortgage payment.


Pitch

The angle of slope of a roof.


Non-participating Policy

A type of insurance policy or annuity in which the owner does not receive dividends.



Participating Policy

A policy offers the potential of sharing in the success of an insurance company through the receipt of dividends.


High Voltage System

See Electricity.


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Low-Voltage System

Provides security, entertainment, communications, environmental control, networking, and other functions generally powered by a signal cable, phone line or data cable. Is not typically metered.


Particle Board

Plywood substitute made of course sawdust that is mixed with resin and pressed into sheets. Used for closet shelving, floor underlayment, stair treads, etc.


Partition

A wall that subdivides spaces within any story of a building or room.


Radiant Barrier System

A Radiant Barrier system (RBS) is a building section that includes a radiant barrier facing an air space.


Reflective Insulation System

Reflective Insulation system is formed by a combination of low emittance surfaces and air spaces that provide reflective cavities, which have low levels of radiant energy transmission.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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