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English translation: spare cable ducts

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French term or phrase:rétentions
English translation:spare cable ducts
Entered by: Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
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10:21 Mar 22, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Parts which must be labeled by a Contractor
French term or phrase: rétentions
ARTICLE 0.6 - REPERAGE ET SIGNALISATION

L'ensemble des matériels des installations électriques et méchaniques doit être repéré (câbles, tuyauterie, organes de manoeuvre et de signalisation, prises, appareillage émetteurs et récepteurs directement connectés, etc. )

Les **rétentions** sont également repérées.

Chaque local est repéré par une plaque fixé sur la porte d'entrée.

I can't think of what rétentions might be that needs labelling. Any help appreciated :)
Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:14
spare cables
Explanation:
Pure guesswork, but the context suggests that this might be referring to spare cables (in particular) placed to cater for any future additions. It is easier and less expensive to lay spare cables when a building is first built than to try and fit them later.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-03-22 10:29:12 GMT)
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Then again, and maybe more probably, it refers to cable ties etc. This would provide a means of locating a PLACE on a cable run.
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Local time: 13:14
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spare cables


Explanation:
Pure guesswork, but the context suggests that this might be referring to spare cables (in particular) placed to cater for any future additions. It is easier and less expensive to lay spare cables when a building is first built than to try and fit them later.

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-03-22 10:29:12 GMT)
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Then again, and maybe more probably, it refers to cable ties etc. This would provide a means of locating a PLACE on a cable run.


xxxBourth
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Asker: Sounds good :)


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agree  Miranda Joubioux: I agree with "cable ties".
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