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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2013, 01:15:49 PM »
What is the cheap-n-easy...er uh pragmatic approach to floor drains?

Brew outside.

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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 01:17:13 PM »
What is the cheap-n-easy...er uh pragmatic approach to floor drains?

Judging by how much it cost me to remodel the garage, I don't think there is one!  I out the drain in the middle of the room and the floor slopes 1/8" per ft. towards it.  That's enough to get flow without making the entire floor seem out of kilter.

Well done, I'm  envious.
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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 06:09:51 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.  I think we'll end up doing a long trench in between the rows of fermentors, and then just grade the floor under the brewhouse so that runoff drains to the trench.  We'll also probably do another trench in the packaging area.  We're going to put a circle drain in the cold room, one in the bar, and one in each bathroom.
Floor drain in Packaging area is a great idea.

My chiller is indoors and I do get a lot of condensations from pump that is in the chiller.
So think about that walking cooler and chiller create condensations and you have to do something with it.
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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 06:35:21 PM »
What is the cheap-n-easy...er uh pragmatic approach to floor drains?

Brew outside.

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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2013, 07:14:59 AM »
Make sure you have easily removable grates for your drains so these can be hosed down daily. Cuts down on fruit flies. A Drain outside your cold room so the condensate drain can be put there. You don't want to have anything in your drain in the cooler that would be a pain moving pallets etc. Drains going into a collection area to catch the solids? Have a floor mop sink in the brewery too.

Edit, Don't forget a 2,3 or 4 compartment sinks near the production areas. Need a place to clean the smaller parts.   
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Re: Trench Drain Plan
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 06:22:10 PM »
I've installed these drains in a brewery and other jobs I've done.

http://www.watts.com/pages/whatsnew/deadlevel.asp

They are the cats meow and you can get grates that you can drive a forklift over. I've known lots of concrete guys over the years and you get what you pay for. Check references, write a good spec sheet and hold money in escrow. T