Welcome to the Linear Drain Help Center

Where many of your questions can be answered. Still have additional questions, technical support is always available to help 1-800-746-9885

 

What is the difference between DERA-Line and GARDA-Line
Overview
  • Best Suited To
  • Installation Method
  • Waterproofing
  • Lower Tray Slope
  • Lengths
  • Outlet Location
  • Material
  • Material Thickness
  • Capacity
  • Finish
  • ADA Compliant
 

DERA-Line

  • Best Suited To

    Curbed Applications

  • Installation Method

    Mechanical clamp down drain

  • Waterproofing

    PVC/Chloraloy Liner, Hot Mop, Lead/Copper Pan

  • Lower Tray Slope

    Sloped via X-Pattern Drain Grooves*

  • Lengths

    9 Standard Lengths or Custom

  • Outlet Location

    Standard Length = Centered
    Custom Lengths = Anywhere

  • Material

    304 Stainless Steel

  • Material Thickness

    18 Gauge

  • Capacity

    9 gallons per minute on one (1) 2” outlet

  • Finish

    Brushed Satin, Matte Black*, Matte White*, Oil Rubbed Bronze*

  • ADA Compliant

    Yes

GARDA-Line

  • Best Suited To

    Curbless/Barrier-Free Applications

  • Installation Method

    No-Hub Connection with Rubber Coupling

  • Waterproofing

    Bonded Membrane Waterproofing or Liquid/Paint-On

  • Lower Tray Slope

    Factory Pre-sloped with V-channel Groove

  • Lengths

    9 Standard Lengths or Custom

  • Outlet Location

    Standard Length = Centered
    Custom Lengths = *Anywhere

  • Material

    304 Stainless Steel

  • Material Thickness

    16 Gauge

  • Capacity

    9 gallons per minute on one (1) 2” outlet

  • Finish

    Brushed Satin, Matte Black*, Matte White*, Oil Rubbed Bronze*

  • ADA Compliant

    Yes

What are the benefits of a linear drain versus a standard point drain?

A traditional center drain requires your wet (shower) area to be sloped in 4 directions, typically referred to as a 4-way slope, and requires a curb. This limits tile size choice to small sized tiles which in turn requires many grout lines which are hard to clean and are not waterproof.

A linear/channel drain gives you the ability to pitch your floor in one direction opening up design possibilities and time savings. You can use large format tiles, limiting the amount of grout lines. Have the option to do a curbless entrance for easy entry and ADA compliance. With 4 unique grate top options to choose you can match any design style.

BENEFITS:

  • Slope in 1 direction
  • No limitation on tile size or slab material
  • Can be placed as threshold or curb
  • Meets ADA requirements for handicap shower entry
  • No boundaries on design because of drain location
  • Outlet can be located anywhere on channel length
  • Drains water more efficiently
What is your lead time?

All standard items are ready to ship same day (if ordered before 1pm EDT) and Custom orders are fulfilled within 72hrs* of order.

*custom orders consisting of many items may take longer.
Custom finishes (Matte Black/Matte White/Oil Rubbed Bronze) take from 1-2weeks

What shipping methods are available?

Your order will be shipped through UPS Ground. Next-day and 2-business day shipping is also available

Custom Shapes and additonal outlets

We can custom make channel drains to any length and can include multiple outlets along the length of the lower channel. By special request we can fabricate L shaped or angled drains

If you cannot see what you require on our website please give our technical support line a call at 1-800-746-9885

How many GPM can a channel drain handle?
GPM Flow rates are dependent on many variables.
Most US residential installations use a 2” waste line, which has an average capacity of 9 GPM at 1⁄2” head of water, assuming proper venting. One common way to increase this GPM is to add an additional 2” outlets and tying them to a 3” waste line, which will significantly increase the flow rate to 21 GPM.
Do I need more than 1 outlet?

Assuming an indoor installation we recommend an outlet every 30”. For example, on a 60” length drain, if the outlet is centered, it is considered to have 30” on either side. In the same example, if the outlet is offset 10” from one side, we would recommend a secondary outlet. Our Custom service allows you to specify the length and outlet position along with having multiple outlets.

Outdoor applications vary by how much water is trying to be diverted and is completely dependent on each projects needs.

I have 1-1/2 inch waste line, can I still connect to your linear drains?
Yes
DERA-Line channel drain come with a reducer and GARDA-Line drains require a 1-1/2″ to 2″ rubber coupling reducer
What are your standard sizes?

Standard Lengths are:

30″
32″
36″
40″
44″
48″
54″
60″
72″

NOTE: All standard lengths have outlets centered in the lower tray

What type of stainless steel are your channels and grate tops made from?
Both the lower channel and grate top are made from 304 austenitic stainless steel