strip out


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strip out

vb
1. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to remove the working parts of (a machine)
2. (Chemistry) to remove (a chemical or component) from a mixture
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This form of demolition, known as "the strip out," is where nonstructural components and equipment are removed, allowing for existing floor space to be reused without demolishing and re-building the entire structure.
The simple first-floor, 3,000-square-foot strip out can easily be completed with a rented roll-off container, skid-steer loader, basic hand tools, push broom(s), wheelbarrow(s), temporary lights and six-to-eight hard-working laborers.