AFFORDABLE SHOWER TRENCH DRAINS

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A new bathroom, particularly a master bath is an important focal point to any home. A spectacular shower is an essential feature and not all showers are created equal. As a building contractor, I have often been frustrated by the lack of variety offered when it comes to shower drains. Finally, here is a drain that is affordable, easy to install and wonderfully creative in providing a very special feature to your beautiful new shower. When finished, the floor tile will come to within 1/8″ of the front or side tile, leaving a very sleek (1/8″ x length of your drain) gap sufficient to handle 3 times the flow of an average drain.

TRADITIONAL vs INVISADRAIN

THE TRADITIONAL WAY
TO WATERPROOF YOUR SHOWER

(w/Pan Liner Attached to Drain Base by Clamping Ring)

1. With the Shower Drain in place (and plumbed) and the Pan Liner installed, REMOVE and discard the Strainer & Drain Barrel.

2. Thread the 2″ PVC Nipple into the Trench Drain.

3. Loosen the Collar Bolts, twist the Clamping Ring until it stops and remove it from the Drain Base. Screw the Clamping Ring on the bottom half of the 2″ PVC Nipple extending out the bottom of the Trench Drain until it is tight.

4. Place the Trench Drain with the Clamping Ring attached back on top of the Collar Bolts. Give the entire assembly a slight twist until it stops and tighten the bolts. Adjust the Trench Drain so that it is parallel to the front, side or back wall and level.

NOTE: Once attached, the Trench Drain will sit directly on top of the Ring Flange at a height of 1 3/4″ to 2 1/2″.

5. Place Pea Gravel around the lower drains weep holes and pour the pan with a proper slope to the front edge of the Trough. With a single plane, and flat floor sloping slightly to the drain, you can install floor tiles as large as you like! Some customers have even had one piece of stone cut for the entire floor, forever eliminating the need to clean grout.

THE NEW WAY
TO WATERPROOF YOUR SHOWER

The Trench Drain offers:

  • Simplicity of Installation
  • A low profile for minimal shower pan height
  • The opportunity to use large floor tiles on your shower floor
  • Threaded discharge to receive a 2” or 1 1/2″ male adapter in PVC or Copper
  • A beautiful, unique finished effect for the customized bathroom shower
  • Your choice of a Bottom Discharge Drain or a Side Discharge Drain
  • Waterproof Glue Flange is available to interface with your waterproofing system
  • Custom Drain lengths are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE – just ask

The Trench Drain is available in five (5) sizes – 2′, 3′,4′, 5′ and 6′ lengths (or ANY SIZE in between) and is 2 7/8″ wide x 2″ high (click on the ‘SPECIFICATION’ button below for a detailed drawing) . Because it is made from a plastic composition, it is extremely smooth and everything from soapy water to hair flows easily and quickly thru the drain. As a bottom discharge, this drain offers a very low profile. PLUS, this drain can easily be flush mounted in the floor for the Barrier Free Access Shower. For a unique look, efficient drain and beautiful shower, consider What-A-Drain. Thanks for looking at our sight and MUCH SUCCESS with your project!

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A Decorative/Affordable Grate or Cover is also available

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INSTALLATION HINTS

HELPFUL HINTS WHEN INSTALLING THE TRENCH DRAIN USING
THE NEW MEMBRANE ON TOP APPLICATION

Installing the Drain ON TOP of The Existing Floor

  1. Place the drain on the floor and up against the wall you want to use to drain the shower (for placement in another location on the shower floor, please call us if you have any questions).
  2. Plumb the drain from the bottom discharge opening to a new or existing P-Trap in the floor. Thread a Male Plumbing Adapter (Copper, PVC or Galvanized) into the discharge hole (NOTE: A 2″ Compression fitting is also an option). IF POSSIBLE, install the P-Trap so that it is accessible from the basement or crawl space. If you don’t have access to the P-Trap from below, you may want to consider a Drain Cover or Drain Grate (See PRICING & GRATES).
  3. If you are pouring concrete, place screet guides, for proper slope to the drain, on opposite edges of the shower. Be careful to allow ample slope to the drain (1/4″ per foot is ideal). (Allow 24 hours for floor/pan to dry before moving ahead.)
  4. When waterproofing your shower floor on top (rather than the Traditional way, with a Pan Liner), our “Kerdi Glue Flange” works with every type of waterproofing available, from Schluter or Noble Membranes to RedGuard to the Hot Mop or a variety of other waterproofing systems on the market.
  5. On the wall with the Trench Drain, please make sure the DuraRock (or similar 1/2″ or thicker tile backer board) is flush with or preferably extends beyond the back and side inside edges of the drain. Leave the bottom of the backer boards about 1/4″ above the top edge of the drain so the membrane can be easily applied to the front of the backer board without pinching the membrane.
  6. When installing the tile on the back wall, allow the tile to extend into the drain 1/4″ to 1/2″.
  7. When laying the shower floor tile, allow it to come within 1/8”- 3/16″ from the tile against the front wall (This will create a sleek, almost unnoticeable line that the water will simply cascade into and disappear).

NOTE: If you don’t have access to the P-trap from below, please contact David to discuss the options for accessing the drain discharge from above. Much Success!

NOTE: This is the perfect drain for an ADA – Handicapped Accessible Shower!

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Troy, Michigan