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    #1

    Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    Hello everybody!

    Squaring up damages

    o Damages to be blasted should have a minimum in circumference
    o Don’t allow too optimistic blast estimations – it will become time consuming.

    Area to be blasted (it is written in a picture)

    The foregoing is a fragment of paint specification.

    I think something is missing from the bolded sentence, which is why I would like to ask you about the meaning of it.

    Does "Don’t allow too optimistic blast estimations" mean "Don’t allow for* too optimistic blast estimations" or "Don’t take into account too optimistic blast estimations"?

    What do you think?

    blast = sand-blast

    In my opinion, "allow for" marked with an asterisk means "take into account" or "consider".

    It may mean "assume".
    Last edited by JACEK1; 16-Jul-2019 at 10:17.

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    Re: Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    When planning, don't be "this will only take a little bit of time." That would be an optimistic estimate of how long the blasting will take.

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    Re: Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    You didn't ask about this, but a number is missing from the first bullet point. It should be something like this: Damages to be blasted should have a minimum 6-in circumference.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    I see. Don't think that blasting operations will last for a short time. Just the contrary, this is going to take quite a long time.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 17-Jul-2019 at 11:53.

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    Re: Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    I don't know how to approach this sentence - Damages to be blasted should have a minimum in circumference.

    On the one hand, you may be right.

    On the other hand, given the fact that the specification has been written by a Danish author, they may be right.

    They may mean what they wrote, without specifying any numbers.

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    Re: Donít allow too optimistic blast estimations - meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I don't know how to approach this sentence - Damages to be blasted should have a minimum in circumference.
    It doesn't make any sense as written. If feet and inches are used elsewhere in the document, I'm sure a number is missing. If metric measures are used, it's gibberish.
    I am not a teacher.

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