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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Improperly placed drain grates

By November 18, 2015No Comments

grates in drain going the wrong direction














The first thing to notice is the grate should be turned 90The openings should be orientated so the long dimension is perpendicular to the path of travel otherwise a wheelchair could get stuck in the drain grates. This drain has the long openings parallel to the path of travel. Secondly, the openings in the drain are too large. The narrow dimension should be ½ inch maximum. These openings are more than ½ inch wide.

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