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English translation: sloped edge of a roof

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English term or phrase:rake
English translation:sloped edge of a roof
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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13:53 Jul 2, 2004
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase: rake
Does „rake” mean „steep” or rather „scraping/collecting” (in this context)?
CONTEXT: „Confined Rake Edge” or „Rake Edge”

ROOF:
Confined Rake Edge
Rake Edge
Eave
Low Slope Area
Skylight
Flanged Windows
Sill
Exterior Doors
Sill Plate

Chimney
Valley
Eave
Ridge
Hip Dormer
Barbara Piela
Local time: 02:47
edge of a roof
Explanation:
Rake: the sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter. (See Figure 20.)

http://www.ballendorfer.com/glossary/glossaryR.htm
e. Rake
the pitched edge of a gable roof. Rakes may be close, or extend from the building to allow for an overhang.

http://www.bobvila.com/ArticleLibrary/Location/Roof/RoofingS...

Rake: The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall.

http://www.pmel.org/Roofing-Glossary.htm


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Note added at 15 mins (2004-07-02 14:09:03 GMT)
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Here\'s a better picture. I was a little confused about the difference between an eave and a rake, but now I see the difference.

1. Rake: the sloped perimeter edge of a roof that runs from the eaves to the ridge. The rake is usually perpendicular to the eaves and ridge.
2. Eave: a roof edge that extends out past the exterior wall line.

http://www.roofhelp.com/anatomy.htm
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 19:47
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!
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edge of a roof


Explanation:
Rake: the sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter. (See Figure 20.)

http://www.ballendorfer.com/glossary/glossaryR.htm
e. Rake
the pitched edge of a gable roof. Rakes may be close, or extend from the building to allow for an overhang.

http://www.bobvila.com/ArticleLibrary/Location/Roof/RoofingS...

Rake: The inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall.

http://www.pmel.org/Roofing-Glossary.htm


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Note added at 15 mins (2004-07-02 14:09:03 GMT)
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Here\'s a better picture. I was a little confused about the difference between an eave and a rake, but now I see the difference.

1. Rake: the sloped perimeter edge of a roof that runs from the eaves to the ridge. The rake is usually perpendicular to the eaves and ridge.
2. Eave: a roof edge that extends out past the exterior wall line.

http://www.roofhelp.com/anatomy.htm


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 19:47
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
Thanks a lot!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ntext: http://www.englandhouseplans.com/Constructionterms/R_terms.h...
5 mins
  -> Sloped is the key term to distinguish a rake from an eave.

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Thanks, Kim! We are going on, indeed!
10 mins
  -> Go Greece!

agree  Elena Petelos: Definitely! Didnt't see yours!
12 mins
  -> Go Greece!

agree  chopra_2002
21 mins

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
1 hr

agree  Asghar Bhatti
3 hrs
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