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I guess that this German sign tells me to search for the mains water supply in front of and left of this sign.

But what unit do these numbers have? Does 05 mean 5cm? Or 0.5m?

AV Wasser sign

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    Another victory for SI units. – Harper Jun 25 at 21:05
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The sign indicates that the water supply valve (Wasseranschlussventil - AV) is located 0.5 meters to the left and 17.0 meters in front of the sign.

This Wikipedia page has all the details, though it is in German. But maybe Google translate will help if you're not fluent enough to read it.

  1. Designation in abbreviation of the installation fitting.
  2. Inner diameter in millimeters of the supply line.
  3. Distance between shield and installation fitting measured from the plate to the left . This is given in meters (field 3 and left) and decimetres (field right, after the comma).
  4. Distance between shield and mounting fitting measured from the shield to the right . This is given in meters (field 4 and left of it) and decimetres (field right, after the comma).
  5. Distance between shield and mounting fitting measured straight away from the shield . This is given in meters (field 5 and left) and decimetres (field right, after the comma).
  • Thank you. I walked approximately 17m from the sign. This is right on the pavement, and there is a iron disk marked with a "W". This should be it. – J. Fabian Meier Jun 25 at 19:19

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