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Old 04-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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Drain grate too small for drain hole


Was not sure if this belongs in plumbing or is a mason question. I have a 8 inch terracotta pipe set in cement that acts as a drain, it drains into just dirt. Sees very little water . When the old cover rusted out I have not been able to find anything close to what was in there. I believe the new drain covers are all metric. So now I have a big gap on the sides of the cover. I brought it too level with a piece of lexon. Should I put some backing rod in there and mortar the cover in?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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Got a picture, need to see what your seeing.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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You can mortar in a new cover so it cannot slide sideways far enough for any edge to fall into the hole.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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would this work?

http://stores.drainageproducts.us/-s...ate/Detail.bok

search for 10 inch grates
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Was not sure if this belongs in plumbing or is a mason question. I have a 8 inch terracotta pipe set in cement that acts as a drain, it drains into just dirt. Sees very little water . When the old cover rusted out I have not been able to find anything close to what was in there. I believe the new drain covers are all metric. So now I have a big gap on the sides of the cover. I brought it too level with a piece of lexon. Should I put some backing rod in there and mortar the cover in?
1. How can it be too level?

2. What is lexon?
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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I would put some tight/stiff mortar around the outside edge and set the cover down into it, leveling it with the floor, or slightly below. Once the mortar sets, trace around the outside of the cover to give it a little clearance............
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http://www.plumbingsupply.com/replac...in-covers.html
this place handles all sizes.

I'd cut a piece of nylon, or plastic the correct thickness (cut circular with a hole in the middle like a donut) to fit down in it to bring it up to level (less the thickness of the grate). Silicone it in place, then screw the grate down to it. It'll be there long after you're gone. My local hose, gasket, belt supplier has plastic (nylon) or similar material in a wide range of thicknesses and will cut whatever i need. It comes in big sheets like plywood (maybe not that big). Looks like you have about an inch or so to fill. Heck, they'd probably give you a scrap piece big enough for what you need. Just find somebody with a bandsaw and cut a circular piece out of it. Then a hole saw to cut the donut hole.

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