Building and DIY translations

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby chrissiehope » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:56 pm

Ok, finally remembered to check !

It is manufactured by MORCEM, and is called 'mortero para rejuntado'/'junta universal' (both phrases on the bag). Ours is a 5kg heavy duty white plastic bag, which we got from the local tile shop (the local builders merchants don't sell it and sent us to the tile shop!). Oh yes, and it can be used externally

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Lyric » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:47 pm

What is the Spanish for pallet i.e. the things bricks come on and are commonly used to raise things off the floor of leaky garages ?

Will builders yards typically give them away or is the exchange of funds more normal.

If the latter how much should I expect to pay?

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Donz. » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:51 pm

I have not heard of them being given away and usually a small charge is applied when they deliver a pallet of goods, which is refundable when the pallets are returned

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby bigal » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Funnily enough, I've just bought three! I wanted some logs from the local garden centre and he sold me three really good (none of yer plywood rubbish) ones for 5 euros each. Reading this back, it sounds as though I bought them instead of logs. Not so - they were to put the logs on to keep them off the wet ground.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby esteponaman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:06 pm

What is the Spanish for pallet i.e. the things bricks come on and are commonly used to raise things off the floor of leaky garages ?

Will builders yards typically give them away or is the exchange of funds more normal.



La paleta.

Builders providers charge up to 15 euro for the strong pallets but businesses in industrial estates seem to leave the basic pallets out as rubbish.

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby country boy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:18 pm

€15 deposit at our builders merchants in Pizarra, never changed in the last 10 years. That's the big heavy jobs mind you...don't know about the flimsy type.

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Just be careful which shop you are in - a paleta is also one of those cured hams (paleta Iberico) and/or an ice lolly made with fruit - particularly in Mexico & South America, therefore also in Hispanic parts of the US.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby barry » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:16 pm

Also means a trowel!

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Re: Building and DIY translations

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby m3ngc » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:24 am

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.

Kenny


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


Is it just me or is the above link not working. If anyone can point me to a similar source, I would be grateful.
Thanks :thumbup:

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Enrique » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:40 am

Hi,
Site no longer works............

Just Google and you will come up with stuff like............

http://costablanca.angloinfo.com/information/housing/buying-property/building-jargon-guide/

And...............http://www.100autoguide.com/dictionary/contents.htm

The Auto one is good.........try the others you're interested in........... :idea:
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby m3ngc » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:21 pm

Thank you so much for the links.

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby vinuela vinny » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Hope no-one minds, but I've 'nudged' this to the top - the link still doesn't work.....

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby Enrique » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:34 pm

Hi vinuela vinny,
The site has been removed from the leader board (ie www)......... :shock:

Nudging this thread to the top unfortunately will not bring it back.

Sites come and go..........if you really want to save info you need to copy it to your system and back it up.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby truebrit » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:40 pm

A few years ago we used a red paint to waterproof a flat roof can anyone tell me what it is called?

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby firsttango » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:43 pm

"Caucho" I think

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby truebrit » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:14 am

Since posting remembered the name. Thank you

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby TorreDelAguila » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:20 am

There are many cheap and awful brands of caucho around.
A really high quality one is Antigotteras, by TKrom, sold at Pinturas Andalucia, amongst others.
Available in terracotta, white and blue. Apply by brush or roller. For roofs, or as an impermeable membrane, a few coats can produce a rubbery thickness of several mm very easily.
In white, it makes a fabulously durable non-slip pool surround paint, which withstands jetwashing.
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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby truebrit » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:26 pm

Just done our flat roof and was advised to get the paint con fibra. It is really thick. Don't know if it has done the trick yet as it hasn't rained!

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Re: Building and DIY translations

Postby country boy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:51 pm

You will not regret it...it's brilliant! Much better than ordinary Caucho.


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