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22:40 Sep 19, 2007
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Danish term or phrase: VVS - abbreviated equivalent in English?
The client has asked me if there is an English abbreviated equivalent. I had originally written it out in full (water, heating and sanitation installations) but that is obviously too cumbersome. My suggestion is HWS, but maybe there is another more common one? Any help appreciated.
United Kingdom

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5 +1HVAC
Eva Harbo Andersen
3 +3Plumbing
Anton Konashenok

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3

...the traditional way of saying it ;)

Anton Konashenok
Czech Republic
Local time: 07:40
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Andersen: AFIK, there is no 'everyday' abbreviation that is widely known and generally used like VVS. It is generally known as plumbing.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Christine!

agree  William [Bill] Gray: ...and with Christine.
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Bill

agree  Diarmuid Kennan
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Diarmuid!

disagree  asptech: "plumbing" includes water and sewerage installations, which are not covered by the concept "VVS" = Varme, Ventilation og Sanitet.
14 hrs
  -> Sorryyyyy??? VVS = Vand, Varme og Sanitet

agree  Suzanne Blangsted
21 hrs
  -> Thanks!
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

You will sometimes see industry target Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning where Danes use the term VVS - but beware before you use HVAC.

    Reference: http://www.techmedia.dk/default.asp?Action=Details&Item=218
Eva Harbo Andersen
Local time: 07:40
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  asptech: Actually, it is "heating, ventilation and sanitary installations", but "HVAC" seems to be gaining ground .
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