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English term or phrase:toe board
English translation:fall protection
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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16:47 Jun 26, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
English term or phrase: toe boards
Could you please explain me what it is or provide me with the synonyms for "toe boards":

CONTEXT

Roof underlayment - installation

1. The drip edge is installed over the XXX underlayment
2. Install XXX underlayment to form water shedding laps
3. Repair all holes left from removal of toe boards, roof jacks, etc.
Barbara Piela
Local time: 13:37
safety device
Explanation:
Toe Boards
One of the simplest and least expensive forms of fall protection for use on the roof is a toe board. Toe boards are installed perpendicular to the pitch of the roof, and consist of steel toe board brackets and 2-by-6 lumber. They should be used on any roof where the eave is 10 feet or more above the ground, or where the pitch is over 8 in 12 (meaning that the roof goes up 8 inches for each 12 inches it travels horizontally).

http://doityourself.com/build/avoidfallingdown.htm
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 06:37
Grading comment
Thank you!
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safety device


Explanation:
Toe Boards
One of the simplest and least expensive forms of fall protection for use on the roof is a toe board. Toe boards are installed perpendicular to the pitch of the roof, and consist of steel toe board brackets and 2-by-6 lumber. They should be used on any roof where the eave is 10 feet or more above the ground, or where the pitch is over 8 in 12 (meaning that the roof goes up 8 inches for each 12 inches it travels horizontally).

http://doityourself.com/build/avoidfallingdown.htm


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 06:37
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxA-Z Trans
10 mins

agree  Maria Luisa Duarte
14 mins
  -> A dollar short and a day late? ;)

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
18 mins
  -> Go Greece!

agree  Mag. Sabine Senn
19 mins

agree  airmailrpl: -
36 mins

agree  Jörgen Slet
5 hrs

agree  Rosemary Schmid: The toe board is temporarily placed partway up the pitch, horizontal to the "ground" so that the workers can safely function in securing the roofing materials in place.
9 hrs
  -> Indeed. How about joining our "teaching languages" forum, Rosemary? http://www.proz.com/topic/22067 Any ideas for a new topic?

agree  chopra_2002
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agree  Asghar Bhatti
1 day1 hr
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