μήλο βρύσης

English translation: faucet ball, tap ball(-valve)

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Greek term or phrase:μήλο βρύσης
English translation:faucet ball, tap ball(-valve)
Entered by: Dylan Edwards

13:38 Oct 12, 2007
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
Greek term or phrase: μήλο βρύσης
As before:

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** (καθάρισμα, γρασάρισμα)
Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:00
faucet ball
Explanation:
I suppose this is a rotary ball faucet, and μήλο is the ball.
Here are some pictures:
http://tinyurl.com/3brrxd
http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=17548
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Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 22:00
Grading comment
Thank you again! In descriptions of taps/faucets, I've also seen "ball unit", and in the Harrap Visual Dictionary (French-English), this part of a tap is labelled "ball assembly".
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faucet ball


Explanation:
I suppose this is a rotary ball faucet, and μήλο is the ball.
Here are some pictures:
http://tinyurl.com/3brrxd
http://www.rd.com/content/openContent.do?contentId=17548


Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 22:00
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you again! In descriptions of taps/faucets, I've also seen "ball unit", and in the Harrap Visual Dictionary (French-English), this part of a tap is labelled "ball assembly".
Notes to answerer
Asker: I think this is it. Funny, I didn't find this use of μήλο in any dictionary.

Asker: I have no problem understanding "faucet", though we call it a tap in the UK.


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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  STAMATIOS FASSOULAKIS
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agree  socratisv
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