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### In frame construction, studs are MOST commonly placed

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A. 12" on center

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B. 16" on center

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C. 20" on center.

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D. 24" on center.

B. B. 16" on center
Explanation
In frame construction, studs are commonly placed 16" on center. This means that the distance between each stud is 16 inches. This spacing is commonly used because it provides adequate support for the structure while also allowing for the placement of standard-sized building materials, such as sheets of plywood or drywall, which are typically 4 feet wide. This spacing also helps to evenly distribute the load and provide stability to the structure.

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• 2.

### The minimum size of a shower stall established by the uniform building codes is 900 square inches. Which of the following is the MINIMUM allowable size?

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A. 30" x 30"

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B. 32" x 32"

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C. 36" x 36"

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D. 42" x 42"

A. A. 30" x 30"
Explanation
The minimum size of a shower stall established by the uniform building codes is 900 square inches. Among the given options, the smallest size is 30" x 30", which equals 900 square inches. Therefore, option A, 30" x 30", is the minimum allowable size according to the uniform building codes.

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• 3.

### A client rejected a set of bathroom plans because the plan included more and higher quality fixtures, fittings, and finishes than she had in mind. The designer failed to record specific information about the project's:

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A. Budget.

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B. Usage.

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C. Design preferences.

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D. Physical appearance.

A. A. Budget.
Explanation
The client rejected the bathroom plans because they included more and higher quality fixtures, fittings, and finishes than she had in mind. This suggests that the designer failed to take into account the client's budget when creating the plans. If the designer had recorded specific information about the project's budget, they would have been able to create plans that aligned with the client's financial limitations and preferences.

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• 4.

### Your client requests that you change a specified standard toilet to an elongated toilet. How does this change affect your design solutions?

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A. You should maintain the required space in front of the toilet.

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B. You should change the height of water line.

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C. You should increase the size of the waste line.

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D. You should change the center line to accommodate the elongated toilet.

A. A. You should maintain the required space in front of the toilet.
Explanation
Changing a standard toilet to an elongated toilet will affect the design solutions by requiring the maintenance of the required space in front of the toilet. This means that the distance between the toilet and any obstacles or walls in front of it must still meet the necessary clearance requirements. The change in toilet shape does not affect the height of the water line, the size of the waste line, or the center line accommodation.

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• 5.

### In order to show the correct presentation of a countertop storage cabinet that is 3" deeper than the wall cabinet above it on a bathroom floor plan, the designer would draw a(n):

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A. Object line using a solid black line.

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B. Hidden object line using a series of dotted lines.

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C. Object line using a light, thin line.

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D. Witness line using a solid, black line.

A. A. Object line using a solid black line.
Explanation
The correct answer is A. Object line using a solid black line. In architectural floor plans, object lines are used to represent visible edges of objects. By using a solid black line for the object line of the countertop storage cabinet, the designer can clearly show its correct presentation and distinguish it from other elements in the floor plan.

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• 6.

### Tub and shower walls should be reinforced to allow for installation of grab bars to support a static load of:

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A. 100 Ibs

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B. 250 lbs

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C. 300 lbs

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D. 400 lbs

B. B. 250 lbs
Explanation
Tub and shower walls should be reinforced to allow for installation of grab bars to support a static load of 250 lbs. This is because grab bars are used for support and stability while entering or exiting the tub or shower. Reinforcing the walls ensures that they can withstand the weight and pressure exerted on them without any risk of damage or collapse. A load capacity of 250 lbs is considered to be sufficient for most individuals and provides a safe and secure support system.

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• 7.

### Unit pricing works well:

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A. In the replacement market.

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B. When units are identical.

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C. If the job is not labor intensive.

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D. If your profit margin is projected to be high.

A. A. In the replacement market.
Explanation
Unit pricing works well in the replacement market because in this market, customers are looking for a specific item to replace a broken or worn-out one. In such cases, the units being sold are usually identical or very similar, making it easier to determine a standard price per unit. Additionally, customers in the replacement market are often willing to pay a higher price for the convenience and urgency of getting a replacement quickly, which can result in higher profit margins for sellers.

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• 8.

### Which characteristic is not an attribute of all manufactured solid surfacing materials?

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A. Color runs throughout the product

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B. Repairable

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C. Has granite look aggregate

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D. Stain resistant

C. C. Has granite look aggregate
Explanation
The characteristic of having a granite look aggregate is not an attribute of all manufactured solid surfacing materials. While some solid surfacing materials may have a granite look aggregate, it is not a universal attribute for all manufactured solid surfacing materials.

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• 9.

### Three colors equal distance apart on the color wheel is an example of a(n) _______________ arrangement.

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B. Analogous

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C. Complementary

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D. Split complementary

Explanation
A triad arrangement refers to three colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel. In this arrangement, each color is separated by 120 degrees, creating a balanced and harmonious combination. This arrangement is often used in art and design to create vibrant and visually appealing color schemes.

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• 10.

### If material on the job site is found to contain asbestos, you should have your client contact:

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A. A licensed asbestos abatement contractor.

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B. The local building inspector.

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C. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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D. The Environmental Protection Agency.

A. A. A licensed asbestos abatement contractor.
Explanation
If material on the job site is found to contain asbestos, it is important to have a licensed asbestos abatement contractor contacted. Asbestos is a hazardous material that can cause serious health issues, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, when it is disturbed and its fibers become airborne. A licensed asbestos abatement contractor is trained and equipped to safely remove and dispose of asbestos-containing materials, ensuring the protection of both workers and the environment. The local building inspector, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may also have a role in asbestos regulation and enforcement, but it is the licensed asbestos abatement contractor who specializes in handling and removing asbestos safely.

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### The dishwasher in a kitchen should be placed within ____ inches of the edge of the cleanup sink.

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A. 24

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B. 36

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C. 18

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D. 21

B. B. 36
Explanation
The dishwasher in a kitchen should be placed within 36 inches of the edge of the cleanup sink. This distance allows for easy access to the sink for loading and unloading dishes, as well as providing enough space for any plumbing connections that may be required. Placing the dishwasher too far away from the sink could result in inconvenience and potential issues with plumbing connections.

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### In frame walls, the members that are used to carry loads imposed above windows and doors are called:

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B. Trimmer.

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C. Stile.

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D. Support.

Explanation
In frame walls, the members that are used to carry loads imposed above windows and doors are called headers. Headers are horizontal structural elements that provide support and distribute the weight of the load to the surrounding wall studs. They are typically made of wood or steel and are placed above openings such as windows and doors to ensure the structural integrity of the wall. Trimmers, stiles, and supports are not specifically designed for this purpose and do not carry the same load.

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• 13.

### Which documents make up a complete set of design project documents?

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A. Construction plan, floor plan, mechanical plan, elevations

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B. Floor plan and elevations

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C. Specifications and building permits

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D. Interpretive drawings and design statement

A. A. Construction plan, floor plan, mechanical plan, elevations
Explanation
A complete set of design project documents typically includes various types of plans and drawings that provide detailed information about the project. The construction plan outlines the overall scope and details of the construction process. The floor plan shows the layout and dimensions of the building or space. The mechanical plan includes information about the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Elevations provide a visual representation of the building's exterior from different angles. Therefore, option A, which includes all of these documents, is the correct answer.

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### A company's policy dictates that al1 installations be preceded by a pre-construction conference. Participants in a conference normal1y include:

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A. The contractor or production manager, designer, installer and homeowner.

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B. The designer, homeowner, installer, plumber, and inspector.

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C. The contractor, production manager, and designer.

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D. The production manager, designer, installer, homeowner, and building inspector.

A. A. The contractor or production manager, designer, installer and homeowner.
Explanation
The correct answer is A because the policy states that all installations should be preceded by a pre-construction conference. The participants in this conference would include the contractor or production manager, designer, installer, and homeowner. This ensures that all parties involved are present to discuss the installation process and address any concerns or questions before construction begins.

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• 15.

### How much standing room is recommended between the edge of the dishwasher and adjacent counters, appliances and/or cabinets which are placed at a right angle to the dishwasher:

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A. 21".

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B. 3".

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C. 12".

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D. 18".

A. A. 21".
Explanation
The recommended standing room between the edge of the dishwasher and adjacent counters, appliances, and/or cabinets placed at a right angle is 21 inches.

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### In a kitchen under 150 square feet, the MINIMUM combined shelf/drawer frontage is which of the following?

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A.720"

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B.960"

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C. 1200"

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D.1400"

D. D.1400"
Explanation
In a small kitchen with limited space, it is important to maximize storage capacity. The minimum combined shelf/drawer frontage of 1400" ensures that there is enough space to store various kitchen items such as pots, pans, utensils, and ingredients. This frontage allows for efficient organization and easy access to items, making the most of the available space in the kitchen.

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• 17.

### An elevation of a kitchen is a view which BEST shows the:

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A. True height and width of cabinetry.

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B. True shape of two wal1s at right angles to each other.

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C. True depths of cabinetry.

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D. Three dimensions of cabinetry

A. A. True height and width of cabinetry.
Explanation
An elevation of a kitchen is a view that provides a true representation of the height and width of the cabinetry. This means that the elevation view accurately shows the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the cabinets, allowing for a clear understanding of their size and shape.

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### A break line is used to indicate:

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A. The termination of a dimension.

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B. A hidden object below the cutting plane

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D. A portion of the drawing has been cut out of the middle.

D. D. A portion of the drawing has been cut out of the middle.
Explanation
A break line is used to indicate that a portion of the drawing has been cut out of the middle. This is typically done to show a section or detail of an object that is not visible in the main drawing. The break line helps to clarify that the drawing is not complete and that there is a missing section.

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### What is the MINIMUM dimension for the work aisle in a two-cook kitchen?

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A. 36

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B. 42

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C. 48

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D. 54

C. C. 48
Explanation
The minimum dimension for the work aisle in a two-cook kitchen is 48. This means that the aisle should be at least 48 inches wide to provide enough space for two cooks to work comfortably without getting in each other's way. A wider aisle allows for better movement and reduces the risk of accidents or collisions while cooking.

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• 20.

### A scribing filler is required with installation of full overlay door cabinets in order to:

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A. Enhance the beauty of the finished project.

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B. Achieve proper depth of the cabinet.

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C. Allow for irregularities in the contour of the walls

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D. Maintain the door profile.

C. C. Allow for irregularities in the contour of the walls
Explanation
A scribing filler is required with installation of full overlay door cabinets in order to allow for irregularities in the contour of the walls. This means that the scribing filler is used to fill in any gaps or uneven spaces between the cabinets and the walls, ensuring a seamless and professional-looking installation. Without the scribing filler, the cabinets may not fit properly against the walls, resulting in an unattractive and unstable installation.

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### A designer needs at least 8% of window space for a new kitchen in a single-story home, but cannot enlarge the existing window. Which is the best solution?

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A. Add a skylight to the space

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B. Remove an interior wall to allow window space from another room

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C. Disregard the 8% guideline due to construction constraints

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D. Explain to the client that the window must be enlarged to meet the code requirements

A. A. Add a skylight to the space
Explanation
Adding a skylight to the space is the best solution because it allows the designer to bring in natural light without enlarging the existing window. This meets the requirement of having at least 8% of window space for the new kitchen in a single-story home.

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### Which of the following would be considered a national building code?

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A. Uniform Building Code

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B. Southern Building Code Congress

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C. International Congress of Building Officials

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D. International Residential Code

D. D. International Residential Code
Explanation
The International Residential Code (IRC) would be considered a national building code because it is a comprehensive set of regulations for residential construction that is widely adopted and enforced across the United States. It covers various aspects of building design, construction, and safety standards to ensure the quality and safety of residential structures.

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### The punchlist system requires an individual to inspect the job site, ensure that minor adjustments or complaints are addressed, present the warranty, and have the completion report signed by the client. This individual should be the:

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A. Deigner.

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B. Installer.

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C. Contractor.

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D. Owner of the firm.

A. A. Deigner.
Explanation
The correct answer is A. Designer. The punchlist system involves inspecting the job site, addressing minor adjustments or complaints, presenting the warranty, and obtaining the client's signature on the completion report. This role requires someone who is knowledgeable about the design of the project and can ensure that it meets the required specifications. The designer would have the necessary expertise to identify any design-related issues and make the necessary adjustments to ensure the project is completed successfully.

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### You are designing a bathroom in an existing long, narrow room. Which of the following color selections could be used to widen the room visually?

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A. Select a bright, warm color for the shower tile and paint the side walls a lighter, cooler color

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B. Paint the ceiling a dark color and select a red or yellow paint for the walls

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C. Paint the side walls a warm, dark color and select a white for the ceiling

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D. Select a dark green for the shower tile and paint the side walls to match

A. A. Select a bright, warm color for the shower tile and paint the side walls a lighter, cooler color
Explanation
Selecting a bright, warm color for the shower tile and painting the side walls a lighter, cooler color creates a contrast that gives the illusion of width. The bright, warm color draws the eye towards it, while the lighter, cooler color recedes into the background, making the room appear wider. This color combination creates a visual depth and openness, making the narrow room feel more spacious.

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### In a floor plan, a load-bearing wall being removed is shown by ________ , while a partition wall being removed is shown by ________.

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A. A double, parallel broken line/double, parallel broken line

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B. Multiple parallellinesfdouble parallel broken lines

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C. A series of short and long broken linesfdouble parallel broken lines

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D. A lighter line than the rest, double parallel line with diagonal stripes

A. A. A double, parallel broken line/double, parallel broken line
Explanation
In a floor plan, a load-bearing wall being removed is typically indicated by a double parallel line with diagonal stripes, while a partition wall being removed is shown by a lighter line than the rest.

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