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|English term or phrase:||to shim [vb]|
|English translation:||to make fine adjustments by packing with (usually thin, e.g. sheet metal) spacers [may or not be actual precision shims]|
|Entered by:|| Tony M||Options:|
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
|English term or phrase: shim (context)|
|testing of shade installation|
"c) Hold Close Limit button for 5 seconds until LED flashes
7) Leave fabric unrolled, inspect for fabric flaws, then return it to eye level.
8) Press Raise button on keypad to roll fabric – check for telescoping
9) Press Close button on keypad to unroll and ***shim*** (if needed, repeat steps 6 and 7 until correct)"
... can you help me with a synonym of shim in the context?
|See explanation below...|
The verb 'shim' has nothing to do with the 'unroll'!
It just means you have to use the electric controls to unroll the blind, then check its positioning in some way, and add thin packing pieces to make fine adjustmens of whatever is being checked (NOT the blind itself, apparently!)
The 'shim' here doesn't necessarily mean 'accurately-sized' pieces of metal as in normal engineering, but it's just a formal-sounding word meaning 'to adjust by packing with add-in pieces' --- almost certainly thin sheet material, to allow fine adjustment.
It is not clear to me from the amount of context you've been able to give exactly WHAT needs to be checked and then packed; I assume it must mean that you have to adjust the mounting position of the blind brackets (etc.) so that when fully unrolled, the blind sits evenly at the bottom, for example...
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