Mixed Questions For Heat, Space & Distance Final Exam

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  • 1. 
    The heat necessary for a change of state from water or ice to vapor is known as...
    • A. 

      Condensation heat

    • B. 

      Sublimation heat

    • C. 

      Latent heat

    • D. 

      Sensible hear

  • 2. 
    The ratio of the actual amount of water vapor in the air compared to the maximum amount the same air could contain at a specific temperature and atmospheric pressure is..
    • A. 

      Sensible heat

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Latent heat

    • D. 

      Effective temperature

  • 3. 
    Can warmer air hold more or less water vapor than colder air or does it make any difference?
    • A. 

      Warmer air holds more water than colder air

    • B. 

      Warmer air holds less water vapor than colder air

    • C. 

      The amount of water vapor that air can hold is not related to air temperature

  • 4. 
    What is the maximum permeance rating that, by traditional definition, a material can have and be called a vapor retarder?
    • A. 

      1 perm

    • B. 

      10 perms

    • C. 

      50 perms

    • D. 

      100 perms

  • 5. 
    To insure outward diffusion of vapor  that has penetrated a wall, the combination of exterior materials should have a total installed permeance of at least how many times the total permeance of the interior vapor retarder plus the interior finish materials?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      100

  • 6. 
    In a building (heated in the winter), on which side of the insulation should the vapor retarder be placed?
    • A. 

      The cold side (winter)

    • B. 

      The warm side (winter)

    • C. 

      Both sides

    • D. 

      Either sides

  • 7. 
    The key characteristic of betonite clay that makes it a viable waterproofing is that it..
    • A. 

      Expands when wet

    • B. 

      Sets under water

    • C. 

      Adheres to vertical surfaces

    • D. 

      Resists abrasion

  • 8. 
    One type of cementitious waterproofing contains Portland cement, aggregate, a plastic admixture, and...
    • A. 

      Cellulose

    • B. 

      Pulverized iron

    • C. 

      Gypsum

    • D. 

      Bitumen

  • 9. 
    Which system of dampproofing is typically used on either the interior or exterior of buildings?
    • A. 

      Hot applied bituminous dampproofing

    • B. 

      Coal-tar based dampproofing

    • C. 

      Asphalt based cold-applied bituminous dampproofing

  • 10. 
    What is the approximate R value of a concrete wall 8 inches thick with 2 inches of expanded polyurethane insulation applied to it? (the k value for concrete is 12.0. The k value for the expanded polyurethane is 0.16)
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      13

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      19

  • 11. 
    Which material listed is the best insulator?
    • A. 

      Extruded polystyrene

    • B. 

      Molded polystyrene

    • C. 

      Polyurethane

    • D. 

      Polyisocyanurate

  • 12. 
    Which insulator is reported to corrode metal?
    • A. 

      Polyisocyanutate

    • B. 

      Perlite

    • C. 

      Phenolic

    • D. 

      Vermiculite

  • 13. 
    Rigid glass fiber board insulation is used primarily for...
    • A. 

      Roofing systems

    • B. 

      Walls above grade

    • C. 

      Walls below grade

    • D. 

      Foundation perimeters

  • 14. 
    The method of securing insulation within a framed wall known as "friction-fit" is available in what form of insulation product?
    • A. 

      Rigid boards

    • B. 

      Semi-rigid boards

    • C. 

      Loose fill

    • D. 

      Batts and blankets

  • 15. 
    Most loose fill insulations in use today in attics and walls is manufactured from, among other raw materials...
    • A. 

      Polystyrene granules

    • B. 

      Mineral wool

    • C. 

      Phenolic fibers

    • D. 

      Gypsum wool

  • 16. 
    Foamed in place insulations are, among other materials made of...
    • A. 

      Polyurethane

    • B. 

      Polystyrene

    • C. 

      Glass

    • D. 

      Cellulose

  • 17. 
    Which insulating product requires an adjacent air space with a minimum dimension of 3/4 inch?
    • A. 

      Polystyrene

    • B. 

      Phenolic

    • C. 

      Metallic foil

    • D. 

      Vermiculite

  • 18. 
    Why should gypsum board be attached to furring instead of glued to plastic foam board insulation?
    • A. 

      Adhesives lack the strength necessary to secure the heavy gypsum board

    • B. 

      Plastic foam board insulation lacks the strength necessary to hold the weight of the gypsum board

    • C. 

      The cost of the large amount of adhesive necessary to secure the gypsum board is prohibitive

    • D. 

      The heat from a fire could melt the plastic permitting the gypsum board to fall off

  • 19. 
    Which insulation is used most in the PB EIFS?
    • A. 

      Polyurethane

    • B. 

      Phenolic

    • C. 

      Molded polystyrene

    • D. 

      Extruded polystyrene

  • 20. 
    The superior roofing material for built up roofing applications is...
    • A. 

      Asphalt

    • B. 

      Creosote

    • C. 

      Crude oil

    • D. 

      Coal tar

  • 21. 
    The roof underlayment for a shingled rood..
    • A. 

      Should not be vapor retarder

    • B. 

      Should be a vapor retarder

  • 22. 
    What is the minimum board size and maximum span of the board sheathing which supports clay or concrete roofing tile?
    • A. 

      1 x 4 spanning 16 inches

    • B. 

      1 x 4 spanning 24 inches

    • C. 

      1 x 6 spanning 16 inches

    • D. 

      1 x 6 spanning 24 inches

  • 23. 
    The best or premium grade of wood shingle is...
    • A. 

      Black label

    • B. 

      Red label

    • C. 

      Blue label

    • D. 

      Gold label

  • 24. 
    What is the recommended practice regarding building paper, board sheathing, and wood shingles on walls?
    • A. 

      Building paper is not used

    • B. 

      Building paper is applied to the framing (under the sheathing)

    • C. 

      Building paper is applied to the face of the sheathing

  • 25. 
    Which membrane roofing can be installed  in the wider range of temperatures?
    • A. 

      A single ply roofing

    • B. 

      Built up bituminous

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