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roughing-in

[ruhf-ing-in] /ˈrʌf ɪŋˈɪn/
noun, Building Trades.
1.
the act or process of applying a base coat of plaster to a masonry surface.
2.
the act or process of installing plumbing that will later be concealed.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Examine roughing-in for electrical and communications devices to verify actual locations of devices before fixture installation.
  • Examine roughing-in for piping systems to verify actual locations of piping connections before appliance installation.
  • Examine roughing-in for refrigerant piping systems to verify actual locations of piping connections before equipment installation.
  • Examine roughing-in for electrical connections to verify actual locations before propeller unit heater installation.
  • Locate openings accurately and use templates or roughing-in diagrams to produce accurately sized and shaped openings.
  • Locate openings accurately, using templates or roughing-in diagrams for proper size and shape.

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