Floor Drain Grate for Shop

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Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Urbish » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:00 am

My shop has a 18-3/4" diameter floor drain hole in the slab with a catch basin below. The cast iron drain grate has a couple of bars broken out. It's only a matter of time before I absent-mindedly drop my foot through this and get severely injured. I'm having trouble finding a replacement drain grate. Do any of you know where I might find one?
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:05 am

1/2" plate steel with many 1/2" holes will work if you can't fine a grate like you have.

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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:33 am

Try Neenah Foundry.
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Don B. » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:45 am

Another one (similar to Neenah) you might try:
East Jordan Corporate Office
301 Spring Street
PO Box 439
East Jordan, MI 49727
tel 800-874-4100
fax 231-536-4458
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Donegal Cub » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:33 am

Bill Hudson’s idea seems like the simplest solution. Even a series of 1/4 inch holes would still allow drainage whilst not letting bigger objects fall through.

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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Urbish » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:47 am

I thought about having one fabricated, but I imagine that will be pretty pricey. I did reach out to East Jordan Iron Works, but they didn't have any offerings that would fit my application (oddly sized). I found a local wholesaler that will do counter sales and has what I need in stock for $107. That's worth avoiding a potential ER visit, especially right now!
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Slim140 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:17 am

Urbish wrote:I thought about having one fabricated, but I imagine that will be pretty pricey. I did reach out to East Jordan Iron Works, but they didn't have any offerings that would fit my application (oddly sized). I found a local wholesaler that will do counter sales and has what I need in stock for $107. That's worth avoiding a potential ER visit, especially right now!

$107 isn't bad, having one made would be a lot more than that!
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Urbish » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:26 am

Shane N. wrote:
Urbish wrote:I thought about having one fabricated, but I imagine that will be pretty pricey. I did reach out to East Jordan Iron Works, but they didn't have any offerings that would fit my application (oddly sized). I found a local wholesaler that will do counter sales and has what I need in stock for $107. That's worth avoiding a potential ER visit, especially right now!

$107 isn't bad, having one made would be a lot more than that!


Agreed. Plus the local fab shops that I deal with for work are down to skeleton crews, working only on things that support DoD and health/safety efforts. I'm sure they would squeeze me in, but I'd hate to displace anything of much greater importance right now.
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Winfield Dave » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:28 am

How about having bars welded in place? ( If you can't weld cast iron yourself )
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Re: Floor Drain Grate for Shop

Postby Stanton » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:37 am

Urbish wrote:I thought about having one fabricated, but I imagine that will be pretty pricey. I did reach out to East Jordan Iron Works, but they didn't have any offerings that would fit my application (oddly sized). I found a local wholesaler that will do counter sales and has what I need in stock for $107. That's worth avoiding a potential ER visit, especially right now!


Believe me, an ER visit will cost you more than $107.

Looks like your drain grate is recessed flush around the perimeter with a dome. Here's an alternative to cast iron that may interest you: https://www.greydock.com/fsd-3017-g20b# ... escription

It looks to be a little larger than 18-3/4" dia, but you could contact the company to see if they have anything that would fit your opening.
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