claraboya bivalva

13:15 May 15, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Skylights
Spanish term or phrase: claraboya bivalva
In a report in Spanish from Spain for translation to British English.

"Los remates de las claraboyas cuadradas del spa no están ejecutados correctamente, aparte que algunas condensan, cosa que no debería suceder si fueran bivalvas, para ello falta el elemento interior."
Local time: 02:12

Summary of answers provided
4double-glazed skylight
Christian Nielsen-Palacios
3 +1hinged skylight/opening skylight
Marie Wilson



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hinged skylight/opening skylight

bivalvo: bivalve, or in this case, I imagine it means hinged, one that opens up.

If you look up images, they are the same.

Hinged Skylights New York - Glazing Vision Inc | Retractable Skylights › Skylights › Hinged Skylights
Skyhatch Manual · Details · VisionVent (Vent Only) Hinged Skylight - Open. VisionVent (Vent Only) Hinged Skylight

Note added at 1 hr (2018-05-15 14:30:42 GMT)

A beginner's Guide to Buying a Skylight - Sunsquare
It is always wise, if possible to have an opening skylight so that it can perform the function of not only allowing natural light but also adding ventilation or access.

Marie Wilson
Local time: 09:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40

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agree  philgoddard: I've never seen the word used to refer to anything other than molluscs!"claraboya bivalva"&rlz=1C1S...
15 mins
  -> Thanks, Phil. Me neither, I suppose the concept is the same.
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double-glazed skylight

the clue is the mention of condensation. Double glazed skylights are not supposed to produce condensation.

Example sentence(s):
  • When warm, moist air meets cold surfaces, condensation occurs. The risk of condensation at skylight level is greater as warm air rises. Double or triple skin Thermadomes and Therma-kerb insulated upstands minimise the risk of condensation, as does appropr

Christian Nielsen-Palacios
United States
Local time: 03:12
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 112
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