sapin plastique

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French term or phrase:sapin plastique
English translation:barbed plastic pin/peg
Entered by: B D Finch

10:41 Jun 14, 2019
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / UK English
French term or phrase: sapin plastique
No! this is not a Christmas tree! These are like plastic nails with barbs at the tip, so that once hammered in they cannot be pulled out. I suspect that this is not the correct technical term for them in French, but I would like the correct technical term in English.
B D Finch
France
Local time: 18:21


Summary of answers provided
4plastic hollow wall anchor
Anais Devenish
3ring shank nail
Raoul COLIN
Summary of reference entries provided
Plastic nails
Bashiqa

Discussion entries: 10





  

Answers


38 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
plastic hollow wall anchor


Explanation:
If you say it is definitely NOT a Christmas tree then, the word 'plastique' refers to the plastic part of the hollow wall anchor which goes in before the metal part. But, there are different types, the plastic twist and lock hollow wall anchors or the metal type that flip out into the hollow space once screwed/drilled in.


    https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/building-hardware/fixings-fasteners/wall-floor-anchors/hollow-wall
Anais Devenish
Australia
Local time: 01:21
Does not meet criteria
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Anais. These are not hollow wall anchors, or what I would call Rawlplugs. They are for fixing polystyrene insulation panels and have large barbs on the tips. They are abolutely not "chevilles" and no metal is used in the fixing, as that would cause thermal bridging.

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40 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ring shank nail


Explanation:
a proposal
these are somewhat enhanced holding nail
https://www.bing.com/search?q=what is a ring shank nail&qs=n...

Raoul COLIN
Local time: 18:21
Meets criteria
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Raoul. No these are even more "enhanced" and have quite chunky barbs on the tips, not a ring shank.

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Reference comments


28 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Reference: Plastic nails

Reference information:
http://raptornails.com/product-applications/

Not certain if this is what you`re looking for but perhaps a start.

Bashiqa
France
Meets criteria
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 166
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thanks Bashiqa. No, they don't seem to have proper barbs on the ends. The ones in my text are for fixing polystyrene insulation panels and have large barbs on the tips.


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Marco Solinas: I think you are right. Look at the picture on this site. These widgets are used to fasten insulation. The seller calls them "plastic nails". https://www.canstockphoto.ca/plastic-insulation-hammer-28116...
53 mins
agree  philgoddard: This would work if accompanied by a picture. I suspect they are in BD's context, as she knows what they look like and what they're for. Without a picture, I think it could be confusing.
1 hr
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