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English translation: Decking profile of the wood by-product

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12:29 Nov 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Decking-Profile des WB
In the context "Decking-Profile des WB (Trex, Timbertech und andere) wurden geprüft und als unschön erachtet" in a translation about "deck and rail systems". (I'm not even sure what these are!). What could WB mean? And what is a decking profile?
Hubbit
Local time: 05:09
English translation:Decking profile of the wood by-product
Explanation:
We know that Trex and Timbertech are alternatives to, say, cedar for a deck. Since they are leaning heavily on American concepts here, and since frequently English acronyms are used in German, I'd say the what Trex, etc. are is wood byproducts = WB. They are not residential regions! Best wishes, Nancy
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Nancy Schmeing
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Local time: 23:09
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Thanks very much Nancy, and thanks to Dan too (not that I know if he receives this message too or if only the winner receives it?!?)
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Summary of answers provided
naAs nancy said, "wood byproducts"Dan McCrosky
naDecking profile of the wood by-productNancy Schmeing
naDeck design of the apartment building
Tom Funke
na?? maybe "Wohnbereich" = "living area" ??Dan McCrosky


  

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?? maybe "Wohnbereich" = "living area" ??


Explanation:
Can't figure out WB, it is often "Wohnbereich" = "living area" but most people do not live outside on their deck.

Here are some sites with info about Trex & Timbertech

http://www.northeasternsupply.com/products/products.html

http://www.trex.com/

Trex and Timbertex are American construction materials for a deck. "deck and rail systems" is English and need not be changed. Examples of them can be seen in the photos below:

This picture of Trex decking does not show any "tread patterns" or "cross-sections", which are two possible translations for "Profile", but perhaps your text has a different design with a non-slip pattern cut into the wood to make it not so slippery on wet days.

http://www.trex.com/TREX_SITE_1998/TREX_Showcase/decks_decks...

Here is the Timbertech site:

http://www.timbertech.com

Here again, there doesn't seem to be much of a pattern or special cross-section. Maybe the people in your text just didn't like it because it doesn't look very realistically "woody".

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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53 mins
Deck design of the apartment building


Explanation:
WB: Wohnbezirk, Wohungsbau etc. (Bertelsmann, Lexikon der Abk. ISBN 3-570-01604-8)

AltaVista (Any Language) 16 pages found [=Trex =Timbertech], all having to do with wood products and/or deck building:
>>Quality construction with minimum deck load design of 60 psf (code requires 40). ***
Grade 1 Pressure Treated Southern Pine; or Trex; or Choicedek; or Timbertech; or Dream Decks; or customer specified material. *** Building permits furnished. *** work/materials guarenteed. *** All construction by CASA DECKS personnel (qualified sub-contractors used for electrical and plumbing).<<
http://www.casadecks.com/customdecks.htm

Evidently Trex and Timbertech are brand names for deck building products.

Profile: profile, construction outline, section…diagram etc. etc. (Ernst, W. der industriellen Technik ISBN3-87097-145-2)

HTH



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Tom Funke
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Decking profile of the wood by-product


Explanation:
We know that Trex and Timbertech are alternatives to, say, cedar for a deck. Since they are leaning heavily on American concepts here, and since frequently English acronyms are used in German, I'd say the what Trex, etc. are is wood byproducts = WB. They are not residential regions! Best wishes, Nancy


Nancy Schmeing
Canada
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Thanks very much Nancy, and thanks to Dan too (not that I know if he receives this message too or if only the winner receives it?!?)
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12 hrs
As nancy said, "wood byproducts"


Explanation:
I now see that Nancy is absolutely right about the "wood byproducts" meaning for "WB" and also the meaning for "Profile" in your contexts. It has nothing to do with the surface of the so-called "planks", but rather the "cross-section" or "section" because the planks are not solid, as shown in the photos at this Timbertech site:

http://www.timbertech.com/products.html

Dan

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