I'm remodeling my master bath and plan to put in a curbless shower with the tile from the bedroom running through the doorless bathroom and shower.
So i've been researching trench or linear drains, and holy sheeeit it appears they are made of gold and not stainless steel because they are hundreds of dollars for a freaken drain.
So I am looking into building one DIY style. I have found this during my countless hours of searching, http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=90967
but the pros declined to comment (of course, they say $600 is cheap for a drain..)
My plan is to do pretty much as described in the link above. It is just taking a normal drain and sinking it into a trough, and then add a removable piece that makes it level with the floor. It would be a piece of tile, so there is just a small gap that looks like a grout line around the tile drain cover.
Seems simple and effective, yet the link above is ALL i've found regarding any DIY trench shower drain.
Also, since you've read this far, I'm wondering about the dirt under my concrete slab. The old shower pan leaked badly and its been years since I've been able to get to this project, and ants had already taken up residence EVERYWHERE in this bathroom, but particularly around the drain under the concrete there are millions of them as the dirt is always damp. I'm wondering if I need to remove the damp dirt and replace it with sand or rocks, or if it will just dry eventually and make the ants go elsewhere (i've killed billions already, but they will come back I suspect unless it dries out).
Thanks for your input, JackB