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    kingston_123 is offline Senior Member
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    have to be wet-stripped.

    All these ducts are gonna have to be wet-stripped.

    What is the meaning of "wet-stripped"?

    I know the meaning of "wet" and "stripped", but I don't know the meaning of these words when combined side by side.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Please tell us about the context in which you heard this sentence.

    I goggled the source you cited and discovered that it's the title of a horror film. I haven't time to download and watch it.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    character is speaking about ducts on the pipes.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Touché.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    The "current location" section of your profile still appears to be incorrect, based on your IP address.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The "current location" section of your profile still appears to be incorrect, based on your IP address.
    Perhaps Kingston uses a VPN.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Perhaps Kingston uses a VPN.
    Perhaps he/she does, but it is up to Kingston to tell us if that is the case.
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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingston_123 View Post
    All these ducts are gonna have to be wet-stripped.

    What is the meaning of "wet-stripped"?

    I know the meaning of "wet" and "stripped", but I don't know the meaning of these words when combined side by side.

    Source: Session 9 2001
    Without further context, I would guess it means the ducts will have to be stripped while either the ducts or general area is wet, as opposed to doing the work under dry circumstances. Another possibility is that water or some other solvent will have to be used in the stripping process, as opposed to removing the layers without wetting them.

    Again without more context, we're not sure what it even is they're going to strip off the ducts, but possibly something like insulation or paint. Presumably the work is harder to do when the ducts are wet.
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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Yes, I would assume that some liquid is used to aid in the stripping process.

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    Re: have to be wet-stripped.

    Thanks. I don't think I'd seen that when I posted the comment.
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