bottom plate

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groundsill, ground beam, ground plate, mudsill, sole plate

In a framed structure, the sill which is nearest the ground or on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
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In contrast, flat-plate systems are limited to using only part of the available flux, the portion along the top side of the bottom plate, meaning flat-plate systems need more energy to generate the same amount of motion.
We paint everything with acrylic latex paint--and I mean everything--all surfaces including the studs, the bottom plate, the interior of the SPF, everything, prior to the installation of the interior gypsum board lining.
Once the modifications previously described were made to the bottom plate, boards that had not been through any cleaning process were tested.
When wind velocity exceeds 4 m/s during AE measurement for the corrosion evaluation of the tank bottom plate, noise is generated by the tank and by movement of stored medium.
Grasp the bottom plate with your hand and try to move it.
Lay an 8-foot 1-by-2 on the longest stud on one of the end wall frames (built in the first installment) and position one end 3/4 inch (the smaller dimension of your 1-by-2) from the bottom edge of the end wall's bottom plate.
The bottom plate design allows for simple, rapid and effective cleaning.
The lower copper plate, which simulated the bottom plate (the ingot), could move from the level of the separation section to the model bottom at the distance up to 110 mm (see Figure 1).
The ability to install the product in a pre-mounted condition for either right- or left-sided applications with a simple turn of the bottom plate.
Moisture content monitoring was performed in the stud, the bottom plate, and the sheathing of each wall by both gravimetric and electrical resistance methods.