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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #499

    Question

    "Rectifier" and "Interceptor" might be terms you hear in a sci-fi movie or they might be terms you hear on a job site. If you heard them on the job site, what would they mean?

    Answer

    A rectifier is a device that converts alternating current to direct current and is used to recharge batteries or supply direct current for other purposes. An interceptor is a device for trapping grease, sand, hair, and such, and is installed in the drains of certain plumbing fixtures.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2010, Dave Guadagni.

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