utility

Definitions (4)

1. A grade of softwood lumber used when a combination of strength and economy is desired. Utility grade is suitable for many uses in construction, but lacks the strength of Standard, the next highest grade in light framing, and is not allowed in some applications.

2. A grade of Idaho white pine boards, equivalent to #4 Common in other species.

3. A grade of fir veneer that allows white speck and more defects than are allowed in D grade. Utility grade veneer is not permitted in panels manufactured under Product Standard PS-1-83.

4. Gas, water, electrical and sewer beyond 5 feet from a building.


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