Q.   Do I need to buy a catch basin?

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Although our drains can be designed without a catch basin they are definitely recommended. Catch Basins and strainer baskets make the cleaning process simpler and more efficient. Not to mention if you were to drop anything unwanted into the drain (keys, ring, etc.) without a catch basin, they would be almost impossible to retrieve.

Q.   What is a grease interceptor?

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An oil or grease interceptor is used to separate the water from the oil before it can reach the sewer.

Q.   Does the drainage system need a strainer?

A.

Strainer baskets are always recommended to easily remove any unwanted debris from going to sewer.

Q.   How often should the catch basin be emptied?

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This completely depends on the application the drain is being used for. For instance, a food processing facility during the wash down process will need to empty the catch basin more often than a drain installed in a residential garage.

Q.   How long does it take to clean the drain?

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Cleaning a Slot Drain takes only minutes per 10 foot section of drain. Cleaning is considerably faster if a Flush Flo or Clean in Place application has been installed in the drainage system.

Q.   What cleaning products are safe for the drain?

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Stainless steel drainage systems are compatiable with any cleaning product and is corrosive resistant. For fiberglass and galvanized  drainage systems, only chemicals the do not have an extreme high/low ph can be used.

Q.   Does the drain come with everything I need to install it myself?

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Yes, the drains will come with all the hardware needed. The bodies are also pre-assembled. Wooden stakes are recommended for adding stability to the drain while pouring concrete, but not provided.

Q.   Who do I need to hire to install the drainage system?

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A plumber and concrete contractor are always recommended but the drains have also been used in DIY projects numerous times.

Q.   Does the drain have to be installed in concrete?

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No, our drains can be placed wherever trench drains are required.

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