Building and DIY translations

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby truebrit » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:48 pm

Just read your reply. Feeling awful praying for rain so I can check it out!

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby elizabennett » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:39 pm

Does anyone know what the English word for bote sifonico is? It's something to do with plumbing. It's not in any dictionary. I searched it on Google images in Spanish, but I still don't know what the term is in English.


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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby country boy » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Bottle Trap? Is it for a sink/basin?

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Postby elizabennett » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:09 pm

Google Translate is useless. It translates everything literally. I searched for "bote sifonico" on Google images, so I know what it looks like. I just don't know the English word, and it's not in any dictionary. I think the nearest translation is "drain trap".

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:15 pm

Why do you need to know? If you need a new one here in Spain then you have the name of it in Spanish already?
If you are in England you don't need the name in Spanish!
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby chrissiehope » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:21 pm

I googled too, and I can see that it's what they put in bathrooms etc - an access point for the drains. We don't have them in UK so that's probably why there's no equivalent in English !
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:31 pm

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby elizabennett » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:21 pm

@petroldracer: I need to know because there is a leak from my bathroom to the apartment below. The plumber sent me an email saying "creemos que puede ser de la conexión desde el bote sifónico". That's why I need to know!

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby elizabennett » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:23 pm

@chrissiehope, many thanks :thumbup:

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:01 pm

You should find that there is a chrome circular cover on the floor where the bote is, with a central screw. If you unscrew this there will be the bote itself. The cover may then be removed, probably revealing a mess of 'crud' blocking the free flow of drain water - hair, sludgy shampoo and the like - anything that has rightly or wrongly put down a shower, basin or bidet. On with the Marigolds!
Worth a look, as there should be no reason for the thing to leak with normal use?
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby truebrit » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:53 am

Doing a quick plumbing job and need waterproof tape for sealing, anyone know what it is in Spanish?

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:02 am

http://www.leroymerlin.es/
Deoends what you mean - PTFE tape for threaded joints, "bodge"temporary leak repair tape.....try the link.
Look under "Estanqueidad y protección" in products.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby ajtg1952 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:13 am

Go into Sanaxa and ask for self vulcanising tape. If you have a problem there's a girl in the office speaks good English

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Fincaman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:53 pm

There is a very good English/Spanish pictorial dictionary of technical terms, with pages on construction, DIY, engineering, plumbing, electrics etc., and every item is iillustrated. I can't quote the exact title as I don't have it with me; assuming it is still in print, any good English bookshop should be able to track it down. There is just one drawback - it has so much information packed into it that the print is really small! Another good source of building terms (and tips) is the finca book, with a couple of hundred of the most usual terms listed in both English and Spanish, which is now republished for the Kindle reader by Amazon. It includes most of the terms which were queried earlier in this forum!
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby hangoverocks » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:20 pm

Campo Kenny wrote:Good little list for basic DIY and building terms a friend passed to us a while back...........it's helped us at the ferriterias on a few occasions.

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http://www.spanishstuff.co.uk/language.htm

Sadly this link no longer works!
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