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12:43 Oct 23, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Finishes
Spanish term or phrase: tacholado
I think this one is a spelling mistake, but I would appreciate other views. Would the right word perhaps be tachonado?

This comes from a building specification in part covering the finishes for partition walls to form cells for high voltage power transformers:

"El acabado interior será raseado con mortero de cemento y arena lavable con aditivo hidrófugo en masa, tacholado y pintado con pintura plástica en blanco."
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I think this is a typo of "tachonado" = nailing large flat head nails over the plasterboard, and in such stud walls this is the procedure applying the plasterboard to the timber trusses and then nailing it with this type of nail.

Note added at 2 hrs (2007-10-23 14:55:17 GMT)

As this is for the interior of transformer housings, it is just possible the spec calls for an internal protection sheeting to be nailed or hanging to avoid weed and root growth in a humid interior affecing the equipment. Can't think of any other use for studding or nailing these walls.

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agree  Taña Dalglish: Agree. Perhaps "studded" or "finished with studs .. etc." http://books.google.com/books?id=fo5YvOZEhhYC&pg=PA491&lpg=P... Saludos.
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