Abkofferung

English translation: ballast

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14:37 Aug 28, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Abkofferung
Die Leitungen (Wasser) liegen parallel in einer Abkofferung
Sonja Cooper
English translation:ballast
Explanation:
I think that this term is not correct. It should read "Auskofferung". The pipes are in a trench and ballast (sand, gravel, small rocks) are stuffed in between to separate them and keep them stable when the trench is filled with soil later on.

I am away from my office and cannot verify this with my construction dictionary, but I think this will help you.
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Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 18:21
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Summary of answers provided
natrench
Roland Grefer
nasubgrade excavation
Hans-Henning Judek
naballast
Hans-Henning Judek


  

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1 hr
ballast


Explanation:
I think that this term is not correct. It should read "Auskofferung". The pipes are in a trench and ballast (sand, gravel, small rocks) are stuffed in between to separate them and keep them stable when the trench is filled with soil later on.

I am away from my office and cannot verify this with my construction dictionary, but I think this will help you.


    21 years translation experience
Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 18:21
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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3 hrs
subgrade excavation


Explanation:
After confirming my opinion with dictinaries at my office, I came to the following conclusion:
I still think that "Abkofferung" should read "Auskofferung", but it could be that the trench itself is meant, not the ballast. In this case "subgrade excavation" is the technical term


    Bucksch - Building Dictionary, Civil Engineering and Construction
Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 18:21
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6 hrs
trench


Explanation:
The (water) pipes ... in a trench ...

Roland Grefer
Local time: 05:21
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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