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13:32 Apr 4, 2008
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: afprikken
Vervolgens dient de gehele bodem van het proefgat tot een diepte van 4 meter minus maaiveld afgeprikt te worden.

Afprikken met behulp van luchtlans.

Het gaat om grondwerken.
Ellen Singer
Local time: 04:02

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Kate Hudson

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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

This might work, but feel there's another word I just can't come up with right now
Starting the Spot Hole Although it is not necessary, you may want to start the test hole with a shovel, digging bar or other hand tool. This will reduce the amount of blowing dust and dirt once the air lance is inserted. If working around fiber optic cables, gas lines or PVC piping, extreme care must be taken when using hand tools. Keep the opening in the ground as small as possible. We recommend an initial cut of 8"x 8". After the hole has been started, use the air lance to pinpoint the utility by "pre-locating". "Prelocating" means using the air lance to "bore" a hole through the soil until you can feel the utility on the tip of the lance. Excessive downward force is not necessary. A steady "twisting" or 90 to 180 degree rotation is normally all that is needed. By "pre-locating" the utility in this manner you can save countless hours of digging, and will let you know right away how deep the line is. Even though you may feel the utility through the pilot hole, it is imperative that you visually verify. As the soil becomes aerated and breaks up, use the vacuum to remove the loose soil. When you reach the top of the utility, start working on the soil to the side of the pipe. It is a good practice to expose the top (crown) and the side (spring line) of the utility. This will help give you a clearer picture of the utility. Size, material and condition are more easily obtained in this manner. (

Note added at 1 hr (2008-04-04 14:40:16 GMT)

How about 'explore'?

Kate Hudson
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