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Olive (in a pipe joint)

English translation: Virola

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English term or phrase:Olive, ferrule
English translation:Virola
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14:13 Jun 4, 2000
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English term or phrase: Olive (in a pipe joint)
In a plumbing context, when connecting copper pipe, there is a compressible copper ring called (in England) an olive that is use in a screwed pipe joints to give a seal. I have an idea it is called something else in the USA. But I have forgotten what it is called in Spain. Can someone help me please? – “oliva?”
Giles
ferrule, virola
Explanation:
The part you are describing is called a ferrule in the U.S., and a "virola" in Spain.


AA (Retired pipefitter)

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Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 23:58
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Excellent - thanks a lot
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naferrule, virolaAlvin Adams, Jr


  

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ferrule, virola


Explanation:
The part you are describing is called a ferrule in the U.S., and a "virola" in Spain.


AA (Retired pipefitter)




    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086//cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl
    Reference: http://www.parker.com
Alvin Adams, Jr
Local time: 23:58
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Excellent - thanks a lot

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