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Old 10-23-2015, 08:39 AM   #1
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Open Floor Drains

I'm working on a job where the HVAC guys (who moved the furnace, water heater, and washer/dryer) have 2 open floor drains for the AC and water tank overflow.

Is there an accepted way to protect these from debris? This is also a laundry room and it's inevitable that kids toys and other junk will find its way in.

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Old 10-23-2015, 09:56 AM   #2
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If you can't buy a stock grate cap make one.
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I wish I could find the pic. That isn't bad. I did some work for a lady who had a 12"x12" square cut thru her basement floor. There was a rubber drain hose from a huge dehumidifier going into the hole. Absolutely crazy someone did that. Anyways those holes are nice and small. Like mentioned they sell caps with large diameter holes to run pipe thru.
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Since it's already installed, I'd grab two pieces of heavy sheet metal and slot them to fit. A couple of zips to the subfloor and bada bing.
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chicken wire. Cheap, and breathable.
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