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monté sur vis vérins

English translation: jack screws

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French term or phrase:vis vérins
English translation:jack screws
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07:40 Aug 9, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: monté sur vis vérins
Lorsque le sol le permet, le kiosque est monté sur vis vérins avec une possibilité de réagréage béton pour éviter l'intrusion d'animaux nuisibles.
Sarah Downing
Local time: 20:23
mounted on screw jacks
Explanation:
also "mounted on screw feet"

vis vérins are screw jacks, used to mount structures on uneven surfaces when they have to be moved arond frequently.

You can see them on some garden tables, on scaffolding (acrows) on sloping ground, etc.

Here's one used in a telescope:
AD : Ø 105 mm, gradués de 5 mn en 5 mn. Déclinaison : Ø 96 mm, gradué de degré
en degré. Pied colonne avec vis vérins, hauteur 40 cm, diamètre 102 mm. ...
from:
perso.wanadoo.fr/arcane/catalogu/t180.htm

Obviously if the ground is too soft and you've got to spread the load, you can't use this type of foot, but beams instead. Although you could put beams under the feet, of course.

Because the jacks leave an inviting space under the floor of the structure, you've got to finish the bottom of the walls, hence the "réagréage".
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Sean Lyle
Local time: 02:23
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Thanks very much for saving my life. I took on a French text which I though would be a lot easier and as I don't have much experience with technical stuff, it has proven to be a bit of a nightmare, plus the fact that I do most of my work from German, anyway. Thanks again.
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mounted on jack bolts


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Mats Wiman
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54 mins
mounted on screw jacks


Explanation:
also "mounted on screw feet"

vis vérins are screw jacks, used to mount structures on uneven surfaces when they have to be moved arond frequently.

You can see them on some garden tables, on scaffolding (acrows) on sloping ground, etc.

Here's one used in a telescope:
AD : Ø 105 mm, gradués de 5 mn en 5 mn. Déclinaison : Ø 96 mm, gradué de degré
en degré. Pied colonne avec vis vérins, hauteur 40 cm, diamètre 102 mm. ...
from:
perso.wanadoo.fr/arcane/catalogu/t180.htm

Obviously if the ground is too soft and you've got to spread the load, you can't use this type of foot, but beams instead. Although you could put beams under the feet, of course.

Because the jacks leave an inviting space under the floor of the structure, you've got to finish the bottom of the walls, hence the "réagréage".

Sean Lyle
Local time: 02:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 34
Grading comment
Thanks very much for saving my life. I took on a French text which I though would be a lot easier and as I don't have much experience with technical stuff, it has proven to be a bit of a nightmare, plus the fact that I do most of my work from German, anyway. Thanks again.
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