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Gräben

English translation: drain tiles in trenches filled with gravel

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19:22 Aug 21, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Gräben
Baubeschreibung:
Drainagen: Oberhalb von Haus und Garage Drainagenrohre in Gräben mit Kiesfüllung, inclusive, Entwässerungsleitungen in das Abwassersystem B.

My Problem is to understand what Gräben means here.

Sincere thanks!
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 17:02
English translation:drain tiles in trenches filled with gravel
Explanation:
drain tiles in trenches filled with gravel

In short: a French drain

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel for collecting or conducting drainage. It may contain a (perforated) drain tile (clay pipe) to carry the drainage away to a tank or external outflow.
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Tom Funke
Local time: 12:02
Grading comment
My sincere thanks once again. I didn't know this type of drainage system using gravel! Your explanation was very helpful.
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natrenches
Kim Metzger
nadrain tiles in trenches filled with gravel
Tom Funke


  

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drain tiles in trenches filled with gravel


Explanation:
drain tiles in trenches filled with gravel

In short: a French drain

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel for collecting or conducting drainage. It may contain a (perforated) drain tile (clay pipe) to carry the drainage away to a tank or external outflow.


    personal experience with drainage systems
Tom Funke
Local time: 12:02
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
My sincere thanks once again. I didn't know this type of drainage system using gravel! Your explanation was very helpful.
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8 mins
trenches


Explanation:
My understanding is that the normal plural of Graben is Graben (trench, trenches). I have to assume that Gräben is a variant spelling.


    Harper Collins Unabridged Dictionary
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:02
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