broken joint

broken joint

A pattern where the elements are installed so that the adjacent butt joints between pieces are not aligned, such as in flooring and brickwork. See also: Joint
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And pulling the bar running along the ground out of its now broken joint.
The amount depends on the size of the crack or broken joint and can mean, in some cases, using a proprietary sealant or complete re-flooring.
It seems that if frame component breakage, such as a broken joint, is used as the failure criteria the frame will show better performance than that if the cycles-to-first audible squeak is used as the failure criteria.
Trainer Richard Fahey, who lost Tommy Tortoise with a broken joint during the second race, said: "I had come on from Newmarket, but if I had walked the course I wouldn't have run my horse.
Eileen, of Bold on Colliery, South Tyneside, was given the last rites when she developed septicaemia in 2003 after treatment for a broken joint.
Major sources of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) have also been attributed to poor repairs, cracks, broken joints, and defective service connections in our sewers.
Although broken joints or bones that have been severely damaged aren't likely to respond to treatment, there are some ways you can help reverse osteoporosis.
At our school, bent canes and broken joints are the most common types of cane repairs needed.
A proven internal repair procedure is to bridge broken joints or cracked sections of pipelines with rubber seals that lock onto the inside walls of the pipe with retaining bands allowing the pipe to move without affecting the integrity of the seal.
Puckett can also repair loose or broken joints, arms and legs.
Broken joints must be arc-welded (cost: $15 and up), sanded, and wiped down again.