καθαρισμός σίγμα

English translation: S-pipe, trap

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Greek term or phrase:σίγμα
English translation:S-pipe, trap
Entered by: Dylan Edwards

13:14 Oct 12, 2007
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
Greek term or phrase: καθαρισμός σίγμα
Τhis is in a list of routine "preventive maintenance" work carried out in a hotel, in Cyprus I think.

Under the heading ΝΙΠΤΗΡΑΣ, the list begins as follows: α. Μοχλός αποχέτευσης, β. **Καθαρισμός σίγμα**, γ. Καθαρισμός φίλτρου βρύσης, δ. Μηχανισμοί μήλου βρύσης
Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:32
S pipe
Explanation:
To prevent rotten smells from getting into your rooms, engineers and plumbers use the S pipe. At all times, there is some water in the bend to keep the unwanted gases away. Water can't drain away from the low part of the bend without flowing uphill! The S pipe is called a trap because the water it holds traps smelly gases and keeps them from coming out of the pipes.
http://www.cutescience.com/files/art/coloring/001c.htm

After all this was found in the "S"-pipe, no wonder the sink was not draining well. Adam Ant "The Essential..."
bertc.com/subone/contest19.htm

Albert Goldbarth - The Sign, and: Loose End - Prairie Schooner 79:1
the better to reach the S-pipe under the kitchen sink, [End Page 54]
muse.jhu.edu/journals/prairie_schooner/v079/79.1goldbarth.html
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Maria Karra
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Local time: 23:32
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σίγμα
S pipe


Explanation:
To prevent rotten smells from getting into your rooms, engineers and plumbers use the S pipe. At all times, there is some water in the bend to keep the unwanted gases away. Water can't drain away from the low part of the bend without flowing uphill! The S pipe is called a trap because the water it holds traps smelly gases and keeps them from coming out of the pipes.
http://www.cutescience.com/files/art/coloring/001c.htm

After all this was found in the "S"-pipe, no wonder the sink was not draining well. Adam Ant "The Essential..."
bertc.com/subone/contest19.htm

Albert Goldbarth - The Sign, and: Loose End - Prairie Schooner 79:1
the better to reach the S-pipe under the kitchen sink, [End Page 54]
muse.jhu.edu/journals/prairie_schooner/v079/79.1goldbarth.html

Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 23:32
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Thank you
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks! More S than Σ, I think. I'm sure S-pipe is a correct term. Usually we just call it the trap (as mentioned in your link).


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
41 mins

agree  STAMATIOS FASSOULAKIS: ουσιαστικά είναι το σιφώνι .
42 mins

agree  Mirjana Popovic Kirkontzogloy
6 days
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