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MBTUHS

08:43PM | 09/17/05
Member Since: 12/15/04
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I am going to install trench type floor drains in my pole barn before my concrete guy starts. How much pitch of the floor should I allow for the drain? My shed is 48 wide and 54' long. I planned on putting a trench drain in the middle all the way through about 4' in from each end. Any thoughts?

RayVinZant

04:50AM | 09/20/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
It really depends on the use. If you absolutely need pitch towards the trench drain to remove constant flowing water, then you need to go wide. I often run a 5' swale on each side of the trench drain. But if you only need it for inconsistant flow you can squeegy off the floor, then a 1 to 2' cut around the outside of the trench should do the trick.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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