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    Default Drain height code for curbless showers

    Hello all,

    There is a thread over at John Bridge Ceramic Tile Forum(s): http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...d.php?t=109275 discussing code for curbless shower drains. Tilers are having questions about inspections of curbless installs including trench drains.

    I'm curious what the purpose of the 2" height code is. Does it address flooding issues, or sewer back ups or ...?

    Thanks.

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    Since you might step on the drain, or drop a washcloth, you may not notice the water accumulating...they want there to be at least some basin there to let the water accumulate before it runs out...2" may be arbitrary, but that's what it is. Especially when you've got a curbless design, you don't want it running out of the room or at least out of the waterproofed area. Sometimes, the safer route is to have a secondary linear drain so it can't go out the door.
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    Default 2" Drain height drop " Whipple vs Bridge "

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    Quote Originally Posted by JW
    I've done loads of curbless showers over the years
    Really. Tell us exactly how many. And while you're at it, tell us how and when you got into the tile contracting business. No, tell the others. I won't check back.
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    Default 2011 - Neo Angle Entry Curbless Drop in height 3/4"

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