22:32 Aug 9, 2018
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English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase: screeding
This is part of a manual about how to install an Archimedes screw pump, with associated civil works. I have sentences such as:

The screeding is a civil matter, consistency of the screeding materials is not in the scope of this manual.
For the screeding a gear motor is needed to temporarily replace the drive motor, in order to very slowly rotate the screw, (circumferential speed approx. 0,5 m or 20” per sec).

When screeding, plan for a dry, cloudy day.
Obviously screeding cannot be done in the rain, and when the screw heats up unevenly through direct sunshine, it might temporarily distort, causing a “bent” screw.
When the screeding is finished, the side rail can fitted, take care to fit it to the right side.
Alan Lambson
Local time: 15:21

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David Hollywood



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Note added at 3 hrs (2018-08-10 01:42:11 GMT)

un ejemplo: The wall connection has to be carefully established using plaster or a plastic sealant and the screed has to be separated in the threshold area.
Las uniones a la pared deben sellarse completamente con revoque o material de sellado plástico y el solado debe estar separado en el área del umbral.

Note added at 3 hrs (2018-08-10 01:44:13 GMT)

Screed has three meanings in building construction:

a flat board (screed board, floating screed) or a purpose-made aluminium tool used to smooth and true materials like concrete, stucco and plaster after it has been placed on a surface or to assist in flattening;[1]
a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to act as a guide for a screed tool (screed rail, screed strip, screed batten);
the material itself which has been flattened with a screed (screed coat).[2] In the UK, screed has also come to describe a thin, top layer of material (sand and cement, magnesite or calcium sulphate), poured in site on top of the structural concrete or insulation, on top of which other finishing materials can be applied, or it can be left bare to achieve a raw effect.

David Hollywood
Local time: 19:21
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