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Trench Drains vs Slot Drains vs Floor Drains

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#1 gomption


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:18 PM



Wondering if anyone has experience with one type of drain over another. 

Any insight would be appreciated. 



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#2 Mulan1010


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:11 AM

We have used both the trench drains and slotted drains as our floor drains.  In my opinion:

  • Trench drains Pros: larger surface available to capture water/liquid so it is easier to slope floor properly toward them.  One end of the drain is what feeds to the drain pipes so not a lot of piping under floor.  Cons: If floor shifts the covers may not properly fit anymore and become a hazard.  Larger surface available so more to clean and to avoid contact with during production. 
  • Slotted Drains: Pros: We have not had any issues with the drain covers not fitting properly.  As long as floor is properly sloped they work as well as trench drains.  Cons: Floor shifts or improperly sloped from start you can have areas that collect water/liquid .  Located through out the room so must ensure each one is properly cleaned and maintained.  More pipes under floor than with trench drain so maintenance can be more challenging.

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