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    Looking for garage floor drain suggestions

    In this thread, the description of the garage/workshop building can be found but I'm looking for recommendations on floor drains. I've only been around a few, primarily PVC, and have a few other styles. The drain will only be for snow melt or rain dripping, not power washing or steam cleaning equipment. It will drain first into a dry well, with an extension out to daylight.

    Those that have drains in the garage, what would you recommend AND perhaps more importantly what would you avoid?
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    My garage is two bays, 40 foot deep. I intentionally avoided drains. When the floor was poured, it is slightly sloped out towards the bay doors. Any residual water not absorbed or evaporated by the next morning is easily squeegeed out of the bay. In the past 5 years, I've had to use my squeegee once. it's worked well.

    I only mention it as an alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterThanATonka View Post
    My garage is two bays, 40 foot deep. I intentionally avoided drains. When the floor was poured, it is slightly sloped out towards the bay doors. Any residual water not absorbed or evaporated by the next morning is easily squeegeed out of the bay. In the past 5 years, I've had to use my squeegee once. it's worked well.

    I only mention it as an alternative.
    That's not a bad idea, I worry though that with an insulated heated garage and our "typical winter" snow melt would cause problems when the water hits the cold approach. Usually it wouldn't be a problem, but when it stays well below freezing for a couple of weeks, then it could be an issue.

    Has anyone had experience with this style?
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    Darwin, I like the trench drains. I had a couple installed in my garage. They are located centered under the vehicles so the water runs directly under the vehicle. We never have to step in any water, dirt, sand, or snow. I really like the arrangement. I also have one at the bottom of my driveway to redirect runoff.
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    Garage floor drains around here are really tough to get accepted by code enforcement, I left them out for that reason.
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    I have the same setup that Randy just described. It has worked very well for 15 to 20 years. I also have radiant floor heat, pull the snow covered vehicle in at night and everything is dry including the floor by morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichBaxter View Post
    I have the same setup that Randy just described. It has worked very well for 15 to 20 years. I also have radiant floor heat, pull the snow covered vehicle in at night and everything is dry including the floor by morning.

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    Same here, drains and floor heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Garage floor drains around here are really tough to get accepted by code enforcement, I left them out for that reason.
    Yeah, I heard those rumors until the real investigating was done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Garage floor drains around here are really tough to get accepted by code enforcement, I left them out for that reason.
    As long as it drains to daylight and is only for snow melt and tracked in water, it's not a problem. If one wants to set it up for power washing inside, that's another story and forces one to install all oil and sand separators. I have the right amount of slope to make it work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichBaxter View Post
    I have the same setup that Randy just described. It has worked very well for 15 to 20 years. I also have radiant floor heat, pull the snow covered vehicle in at night and everything is dry including the floor by morning.

    Rich
    I'll look further into this style, and yes, I'll have radiant heat with 3 zones: shop, garage, and bathroom. I think I'll do something different upstairs, not exactly sure what yet...
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