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Unread 01-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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linear drain help

So I finally got a job where a linear drain would be perfect. Problem is Dal quoted me $450 for a 44" schluter. Does this seem right? I didn't imagine they were that expensive. Does anybody know of a brand that may be cheaper, possibly a link. Thanks.
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Levi,

$450 seems reasonable. A Noble Company will cost more. I'm not up on all the rest, but linear drains are generally expensive.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Last linear drain I used was Quickdrain USA. Was 54" and was in the $750 range.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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So I finally got a job where a linear drain would be perfect. Problem is Dal quoted me $450 for a 44" schluter. Does this seem right? I didn't imagine they were that expensive.
if you didnt figure the price of the lineal drain into your bid why would
you want to install one because "a linear drain would be perfect" ?
its not like upping a round drain to a Ebbe
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I would submit a change order Brian. This is an upper end spec home though so I don't see the contractor going that high. I was thinking in the 250-300 range, but I was severely mistaken. I was told by my schluter rep once that the drain went for around 250, which is still the case, but then you have to buy the grate (even for tile in) for another 200 and he didn't tell me that part.
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Yeah Levi,

The last couple I done I've certainly thought maybe I should get in The linear drain market. I've used the Quickdrain twice in the last few months. It scares me relying on 10 ft of caulking to guarantee a waterproof seal. I was talking to another tile guy at my local Dal and he had good things to say about Laticrete's. Maybe Henry will give you a deal
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Levi, Make your own linear drain. If it's not to late and your shower has a bench, I would see if the plumber could set the drain about 14" off the bench wall and do one of these against the base of the bench.
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By my calculations linear drains are all running right close to $100 per linear foot.
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It would be nice if the tile man could keep most of that money.
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Hi Mark,

from that picture I think the design flaw would be not being getting into the trough to clean it out.

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And the IAMPO code and approvals for my inspector. Don't know what he would do if I were to hand him a copy of the sharpie and graph paper MSDS sheet you have there. Little details, you know...

Levi, that's about right for the Schluter. You can get the Pro-line from contractor's direct here for less, I had to get one because I needed a five footer and schluter only has a four. Have to say I'm not real thrilled with it. If I'd done this one before I installed the schluter I probably wouldn't be irritated, but the schluter is so much easier and straight-forward. If you can go with that one.
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I agree with Brian. The trough and drain pipe need to be accessible. About 10 years back I did a drain similar to yours but the slot was at the bottom of a marble slab wall and you could access it through the master closet.
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from that picture I think the design flaw would be not being getting into the trough to clean it out.
Yes, they get really nasty really fast. I've been back to see both my Aco and my Noble linears a few months after install and they were all disgusting in the trough. I/we need to remember to talk to the customers about that type of maintenance when they choose one.

I was really impressed with the quality of the noble drains and the last Aco I put in was very nice. all around 5-600$ though.
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A little birdie told me schluter is coming out with 60" drains soon.
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