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Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 12. 2007

Can anyone point me to a trough shower drain like this?

http://www.omvivo.com/img/products/photo_shower-drain.jpg

The Omvivo product is cool, but over $2,000 for a shower drain is excessive. I can have the stainless steel grate made, I just need the rough in trough.

I am putting in a Kohler digital shower system with body sprays and need a better drain system than standard issue shower drain.

Thanks,

Jason

 

 

 
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Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by GeorgeW at September 13. 2007

hey Jason,

 

have you looked into the floor drain used in Kitchens?....or trough drains normally used at garage thresholds?....

both seem like a viable (if the sizes fit) solution, though im not sure how well the plastic troughs ( garage threshold drain) would function in this particular application.

will let you know if something else jumps out!

cheers!

here are some specs for the kitchen drain external-link

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Chris at September 13. 2007

Jason,

 

We are remodeling our master bath and I would love to here about you what you figure out. 

 

Thanks

::Chris

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Scott Mason at September 14. 2007

Previously Jason wrote:


Can anyone point me to a trough shower drain like this?


 

This is a standard product for  TOTO at least in their Japan catalog.  The part number is YTB800, and there are about  20 variants, depending on dimensions and size of tiling, ranging in price from $100 to 300.

 

Here's the catalog page:

 

http://www.com-et.com/online_cat/page_0001_htm/0620.htm

 

And here is a place online to order (maybe you need to enlist a friendly Japanese person to help with the importing)

 

 

http://shop.genesis-ec.com/search/result.asp?shopcd=7079&itemgrp1cd=03&itemgrp2cd=04&itemgrp3cd=01

 

 

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by luca uggeri at September 18. 2007
just bought drains for 2 showers and my pivot door treshold from this people. Sterling service. http://www.stormtech.com.au/ cheers, luca

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 18. 2007

Thanks Luca - awesome lead!!!!

Curious - did you have it shipped to the US? If so, how long did it take?

I wonder if these meet U.S. plumbing code.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by luca uggeri at September 20. 2007
Jason, Shipment was quick to the Cayman Islands via courier. Not cheap, but convienient. They said up to 2 months if shipped land (ship). It would probably be quicker to the USA. Email them and you will find them quite responsive. good luck, luca

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 20. 2007

Luca,

I e-mailed them and it said it could take a week or so by air. The only problem is that their drains haven't been certified to meet U.S. plumbing code. I may try it anyway and see if I can get it by our plumbing inspector.

Thanks again,

Jason

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 21. 2007

Luca,

 

I ordered the trough drain for the Shower from Stormtech in Australia. I called them up directly and they are super nice folks. The drain is about $275 US and costs $200 to ship. It is not certified for U.S. plumbing code (they are working on it) but I am going to install it and beg for forgiveness from the plumbing inspector if he says something.

I am also trying to track down the buyer for Ferguson Enterprises to see if they will carry their line. Stormtech is looking for US distributors.

I will post photos later.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 24. 2007

FYI - here is another system I found. Used for commercial application, but it would probably work:

http://www.zurn.com/operations/flothru/pdfs/specsheets/z890.pdf

 

 

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Chris at September 24. 2007

Jason-

I'm curious how you're planning on installing your trough drain?  Across the shower door (like how Stormtech show in their pdf's)?

 

We are planning on having a 5' long x 3.5' wide shower, the walk in opening will be about 2.5' wide.  Didn't know if should run the drain the full length of the shower crossing the opening - or just across the opening.

 

Jason, which kit did you order?  I emailed about the 38AGKit24 (complete installation kit for an installation of up to 2.4 meters) and they responded with this: AUD 431, airfreight would be AUD 229 TOTAL: AUD660.  Maybe a little much for our bathroom budget.

Thanks

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at September 24. 2007

I ordered a 65A - 4 footer drain. The price was $275 plus $175 for DHL shipping to the U.S. I ordered it last Friday and it is due to come in on Thursday. I am installing as shown in the attached image. The drain will be up against the wall with all the plumbing.

 
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Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Peter Corbett at January 29. 2008

Previously Jason wrote:


Can anyone point me to a trough shower drain like this?


http://www.omvivo.com/img/products/photo_shower-drain.jpg


The Omvivo product is cool, but over $2,000 for a shower drain is excessive. I can have the stainless steel grate made, I just need the rough in trough.


I am putting in a Kohler digital shower system with body sprays and need a better drain system than standard issue shower drain.


Thanks,


Jason


 


 


 

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Peter Corbett at January 29. 2008

forget $2000 try $220 from SCS DESIGN

 
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Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Peter Corbett at January 29. 2008

Previously luca uggeri wrote:

just bought drains for 2 showers and my pivot door treshold from this people. Sterling service.
http://www.stormtech.com.au/
cheers, luca

Try scsdesigninc.googlepages.com ,really good looking shower grates and cheap as.

 
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Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at January 29. 2008

Peter - that site looks fishy. I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by modernhousedallas at February 15. 2008

Previously Jason wrote:


I ordered a 65A - 4 footer drain. The price was $275 plus $175 for DHL shipping to the U.S. I ordered it last Friday and it is due to come in on Thursday. I am installing as shown in the attached image. The drain will be up against the wall with all the plumbing.


 

 

Hi Jason,

 

Just curious how this turned out for you.  We are about to do a similar thing.  We found a local comapny that fabricates these, but the finish and design on the 65A looks a notch higher from the pictures.  Are you happy with it?  Thanks

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Jason at February 16. 2008

We are not quite done with our house. I will know more in 60 days and will post photos. So far, so good though!

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by modernhousedallas at February 20. 2008

Though perhaps not quite as "luxe" as Stormtech, here is a company that manufactures a variety of trench drains:
http://www.acousa.com/drain/index.htm

The issue that we are having is that the simple trough drains don't accommodate the connection of a membrane, and in our shower application we are using tile in a pier-and-beam foundation, so a membrane is pretty much a necessity.  I really like the looks of their 2" wide MiniKlassik, but it looks like we will end up going with the wider Membrane Drain.

I found a number of other companies making ADA compliant trench drains, but most were simple non-membrane accommodating styles and lacked the finish quality we are seeking...

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by michael Perelman at September 22. 2008

Has this problem been solved for anyone? We are looking for a high end finish (polished nickel or stainless steel) to go in a master bath shower as per above. Need both rough and finished drain. Our plumber is having trouble identifying a source. Price is not the issue, but time is... we would like to purchase ASAP as this issue has stopped the rennovation of our bathroom. We need help and advice. The point was to have a "trough drain" so that no shower curb would be necessary. Please help! 

 

Previously modernhousedallas wrote:


Though perhaps not quite as "luxe" as Stormtech, here is a company that manufactures a variety of trench drains:
http://www.acousa.com/drain/index.htm


The issue that we are having is that the simple trough drains don't accommodate the connection of a membrane, and in our shower application we are using tile in a pier-and-beam foundation, so a membrane is pretty much a necessity.  I really like the looks of their 2" wide MiniKlassik, but it looks like we will end up going with the wider Membrane Drain.


I found a number of other companies making ADA compliant trench drains, but most were simple non-membrane accommodating styles and lacked the finish quality we are seeking...


 

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Bill d at January 15. 2011

Just was tooling around online and came across the posts here. I have been installing showers for several years now and will be doing my first trough drain system. I have loved the concept since hearing about them but after looking around have not found what I want in one without giving them my first born. I am making my own body and will have a shop make the stainless grate. Really though once a person knows the dimensions you need, you can hire a metal shop to do the whole thing for you much cheaper than buying one.  As far as the membrane, I am using  Schluter.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Daniel Homes at March 23. 2011
How much is your budget? You can check out these sites: http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Tile-Tools/Shower-Installation-Products/Quick-Drain-Proline _____________________________________ Get a discount and find traditional to modern furniture styles for every room at furniture stores in Los Angeles.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Michael Liberman at June 26. 2011

Previously Daniel Homes wrote:

How much is your budget? You can check out these sites: http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Tile-Tools/Shower-Installation-Products/Quick-Drain-Proline _____________________________________ Get a discount and find traditional to modern furniture styles for every room at furniture stores in Los Angeles.

 

This company also manufacturers good looking trough drains: http://www.quickdrainusa.com/

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by David Doors at December 22. 2011

That drain sure looks good, but like you, I would never spend $2000 for something like that. Guess I have to make do with one of the simpler looking designs.

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by Phil Jones at April 15. 2012

hey there, speak to someone at rogerseller, they might be able to order one  for you... they assisted me with some special orders last time...

and they have bathroom showrooms perth . Hopefully they can help you out here. 

 

Those trough drains actually look really good. Now i'm thinking of installing some as well. 

Re: Trough drain for shower?

Posted by David Jones at August 30. 2012
Previously Jason wrote:

Can anyone point me to a trough shower drain like this?

http://www.omvivo.com/img/products/photo_shower-drain.jpg

The Omvivo product is cool, but over $2,000 for a shower drain is excessive. I can have the stainless steel grate made, I just need the rough in trough.

I am putting in a Kohler digital shower system with body sprays and need a better drain system than standard issue shower drain.

Thanks,

Jason

 

 

Hi Jason

 

I just did a remodel of my bathroom. I looked everywhere, and everywhere i went it was either too hard or too expensive. I went online and found these drains made in Australia at http://www.showergrates.com

. I bought a 35" drain for $285 and it included free delivery. I ordered it on a Thursday and received it on Monday. The grate looked awesome, so happy i didnt but it local.

 

David

 

 
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