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12:00 Feb 5, 2010
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Insulation & weatherproofing
German term or phrase: wasserführend

"Bahn auf dem Blendrahmen winddicht und wasserführend mit dem Allround-Klebeband verkleben."

"Winddichter und wasserführender Anschluss an Balken (gehobelt) mit dem Anschlussband herstellen."

It seems rather illogical to translate wasserführend as I would normally understand it (water-conducting/water-bearing/water-transporting) since this is about a membrane used as a waterproofing/weatherproofing layer in building construction that would normally be waterproof (i.e. vapour check).

I thought the author may have made a simple mistake, but its repeated occurrence makes me wonder.
David Williams
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4water-sheddingTeresa Reinhardt
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Found on Leocasper

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if you want to stay with a compact term; I would probably rearrange the sentences quite a bit and use sth. like a manner that is wind-tight and allows water to shed (properly/away from X/....)

I did see that it doesn't seem to suggest that it's the same as water-tight; the emphasis seems to be on guiding the water away from where it can cause damage. Reason is probably that things such as flashing on a chimney can never be made absolutely water-tight since the joints/components move/are moved and/or have different expansion coefficients.

Teresa Reinhardt
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