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English translation: undercutting, trimming

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15:47 Apr 5, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: détalonnement
This is about doing something to the doors of a building to facilitate air flow. I don't think it means "removing" the doors. "Un détalonnement des portes intérieures rend un groupe traversant".
laurentl
Local time: 16:29
English translation:undercutting, trimming
Explanation:
From my notes:

Détalonnée, porte Undercut door (door not reaching to floor level, to allow for ventilation (to washrooms for example)).

trimming (1) ... (2) undercutting - To cut down a door leaf for a trimmed door.

trimmed door - A door leaf that is cut off at the bottom (trimming), usually after it has been fitted (hung), to clear a carpet or allow air transfer
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]

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Note added at 4 hrs (2007-04-05 20:32:26 GMT)
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Googling "'undercut doors' OR "trimmed doors' + washrooms OR toilets" suggests that "undercut" is far more common :

The combined use of undercut doors or transom grills connecting those areas ... Toilets located adjacent to a wall shall have the center line of the toilet ...
www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/HUD501CrossRef3280.doc

This refers particularly to toilets, laundry fixtures and fixtures of similar ... ventilation air via undercut doors for toilet rooms, janitors' closets, ...
www.hpm.umn.edu/nhregsplus/physical_environment_all/physica...

In Central Texas the common practice is to undercut doors to allow air flow underneath. Unfortunately, this space is too small for adequate flow. ...
www.austinenergy.com/Energy Efficiency/Programs/Green Build...

Provide louvers or undercut doors where required by mechanical. ... Provide resilient clips on studs to receive lath at rooms next to toilets and ...
www.oa.mo.gov/fmdc/dc/fmdc_dip/9 Deliverables Checklists/9D...

The bathrooms and toilets will have mechanical ventilation. ... Permanent surface treated trimmed doors with brass or chrome hinges and knob. ...
www.phmaxima.hu/en/index.php?left=4&top=1
[given the sites with" brass trimmed doors", I suspect this refers to brass hardware rather than undercut doors]

Undercut doors off carpet*. Left side yard. Type:. Not Functional* ... All toilets need washers and bolts replaced that hold the tank onto the toilet ...
www.rainbowhomeinspections.com/sample.pdf

For doors with thresholds or undercut doors *Heavy-duty cast dome stops ... Toilets. Toothbrush & Cup Holders. Towel Bars, Rings & Hangers ...
www.unifireusa.com/retail1/item.php?c1=H.B. IVES&nameIT=Flo...

undercut doors are preferable to louvers in the doors. ... Faculty Toilets on corridors shall have keyed mortise locks that are always locked ...
www.institutionalresources.com/docs/division 8.pdf
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undercutting, trimming


Explanation:
From my notes:

Détalonnée, porte Undercut door (door not reaching to floor level, to allow for ventilation (to washrooms for example)).

trimming (1) ... (2) undercutting - To cut down a door leaf for a trimmed door.

trimmed door - A door leaf that is cut off at the bottom (trimming), usually after it has been fitted (hung), to clear a carpet or allow air transfer
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 4 hrs (2007-04-05 20:32:26 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Googling "'undercut doors' OR "trimmed doors' + washrooms OR toilets" suggests that "undercut" is far more common :

The combined use of undercut doors or transom grills connecting those areas ... Toilets located adjacent to a wall shall have the center line of the toilet ...
www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/HUD501CrossRef3280.doc

This refers particularly to toilets, laundry fixtures and fixtures of similar ... ventilation air via undercut doors for toilet rooms, janitors' closets, ...
www.hpm.umn.edu/nhregsplus/physical_environment_all/physica...

In Central Texas the common practice is to undercut doors to allow air flow underneath. Unfortunately, this space is too small for adequate flow. ...
www.austinenergy.com/Energy Efficiency/Programs/Green Build...

Provide louvers or undercut doors where required by mechanical. ... Provide resilient clips on studs to receive lath at rooms next to toilets and ...
www.oa.mo.gov/fmdc/dc/fmdc_dip/9 Deliverables Checklists/9D...

The bathrooms and toilets will have mechanical ventilation. ... Permanent surface treated trimmed doors with brass or chrome hinges and knob. ...
www.phmaxima.hu/en/index.php?left=4&top=1
[given the sites with" brass trimmed doors", I suspect this refers to brass hardware rather than undercut doors]

Undercut doors off carpet*. Left side yard. Type:. Not Functional* ... All toilets need washers and bolts replaced that hold the tank onto the toilet ...
www.rainbowhomeinspections.com/sample.pdf

For doors with thresholds or undercut doors *Heavy-duty cast dome stops ... Toilets. Toothbrush & Cup Holders. Towel Bars, Rings & Hangers ...
www.unifireusa.com/retail1/item.php?c1=H.B. IVES&nameIT=Flo...

undercut doors are preferable to louvers in the doors. ... Faculty Toilets on corridors shall have keyed mortise locks that are always locked ...
www.institutionalresources.com/docs/division 8.pdf


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agree  Evi Prokopi: I would go for trimming. :)
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