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The Trick With Trench Drains in Suspended Slabs

Suspended slabs are trickier to pour than on-grade floors. Likewise, installing a trench drain in a suspended floor requires more thought than does an on-grade drain installation.  I’ve come up with a few considerations to help prevent your suspended slab drain install project from going sideways. DISCLAIMER: For fork truck traffic on suspended floors, don’t […]

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3 Things I learned about trench drain at BrewExpo America

I attended BrewExpo America in Philadelphia this spring. I learned a little about brewery floors and drains, and I’d like to share the experience. Stainless Drains Were Out in Force Stainless drains were all the rage at the Expo. Typically, they were 6” wide with a V-shaped interior. The channels sloped to an outlet or […]

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Project Profile: Yergey Brewing trench drains

A new brewery opened in the Lehigh Valley this fall. Yergey Brewing, owned and operated by Jim Yergey, is a nano-brewery specializing in strong ales and stouts. I visited the opening weekend to sample some of the eight beers on tap. Yergey Brewing opened with a solid offering that includes three IPAs, three stouts and […]

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Krug Bier – Pioneer in Brazil’s Craft Brew Market

I recently visited the mountainous central region of Brazil to attend an exposition of Cachaça in the state capital, Belo Horizonte.  I’m interested in the production of this local distilled sugarcane spirit used to make the famous drink, Caprihna.  Brazil’s State Minas Gerais, or Minas for short, is world renown for cachaça production, though other […]

How to Replace 1 Inch Thick Grates

Let’s just say it: 1” thick grates aren’t considered heavy duty anymore. Standards change. Architects once specified one inch thick iron grates for loading docks, warehouses and industrial areas. Typically, contractors installed them in an angle iron frame using the old wooden box form method. Why can’t I replace my 1” iron grates? Increased traffic […]

Considering Stainless Drains for Food Production

Stainless steel seems to be the ideal material for food processing facilities because of its inherent resistance to corrosion, cleaning chemicals, heat and bacteria growth. Plant managers prefer stainless steel grating instead of cast iron and galvanized steel because of the material’s longevity in corrosive environments.  Besides having these benefits, stainless steel has a shiny, […]

There’s no such thing as the best brewery drain.

A craft or microbrewery is a labor of love. Just as with the mash tun and fermentation vessels, owners want the best brewery drain for their brewhouse. If you are a brewer – or even a contractor planning a brewery construction – you understand that big decisions are made at every stage of construction. One of […]

Q&A: Replacing Broken Trench Drain Grates

For the past several years there have been more requests for replacement grates by homeowners and contractors than is typical. I’ve watched this trend with growing interest, trying to pinpoint the reasons behind it, and have come up with a couple theories. With the downturn in the economy, people have been stealing cast iron grates […]

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