Smith/ACO Trench Drain Series
Since 1993, Jay R. Smith has been selling a core group of ACO trench drain products under the Smith/ACO name. Their products are promoted in the specification drainage market which focuses on plumbing contractors, as opposed to general and concrete contractors. Jay R. Smith has introduced some of its own grating options for the channels made by ACO, which makes the Smith/ACO trench drain product line an advantage in certain applications.
The Smith/ACO products can be divided up into three classes: Standard pre-sloped polymer concrete channels, shallow polymer channels and pre-sloped fiberglass channels. An introduction to these products is found in the pages below. For more information on the Smith / ACO trench drain product line, download the Smith/ACO Brochure or contact TrenchDrain.biz for further assistance.
Smith/ACO 9814 Series:
The 9814 Series is a pre-sloped polymer concrete trench drain system with a 4" interior width. The tongue-and-groove feature allows the trench channels to interlock, saving installation time while creating a straighter run.
The 9814 Series is designed to fit a range of applications and traffic loads from lighter residential traffic to heavy commercial-grade traffics. With a .6 percent slope, the drainage system can accommodate up to 491 gallons per minute. The 1914 Series' radiused channel bottoms create a smooth surface to decrease water friction and lessen the likelihood of debris buildup within the system.
Sloped channels come in standard 1 m lengths. Neutral channels are available in half meter lengths and with side knock-out options. Vertical flume knock-outs have 4" and 6" options. Runs can reach up to 200 LF by combining sloped channels with neutral channels and side wall extenders.
Grating rests on the interior lip of the 9814 Series channel and is secured using locking devices. All locking devices, grates and accessories are dependent on chemical, aesthetic and traffic load requirements for projects.
Smith/ACO 9816 Series:
The Smith/ACO 9816 Series is a heavy duty drainage system incorporating the successes of the 9814 Series channel body. This series is designed for applications requiring extra heavy duty drains that will stand up to forklifts and loading containers. The ductile iron frame adds 1.1" to channel height and accepts 9814 Series grates but does not affect the .6 percent slope of the polymer concrete channel.
The 9816 Series features a ductile iron frame and grate to boost the load carrying capacity of its polymer concrete channels. This system accepts 9814 iron grates and covers to meet application design specifications. With concrete anchors securing the system's ductile iron frame into surrounding concrete, the 9816 Series is manufactured to prevent shifting during and after installation.
Smith/ACO 9818 Series:
The 9818 Series is a 6” pre-sloped polymer concrete system with an interior width of 4” and a grating selection that creates an application range from pedestrian to industrial traffic. The system comes with a built-in cast metal rail edge to protect the lip of the channels against the impact of hard-wheeled vehicular traffic. With the combination of proper grating and a metal railing in either galvanized or stainless steel, the 9818 system is durable enough to handle heavy duty traffic without taking damage.
Sloped channels come in 1 m lengths; neutral channels have 1 m and ½ m lengths. A 4” diameter outlet is available for horizontal open and closed end caps, and the 6” diameter inlets and outlets
come with the integral rail edge to incorporate strength. The system has a 6” knock-out bottom outlet for further drainage options.
The 9818 Series features QuickLok™ securing devices and a special QuickLok™ lifting hook to make grate placement and locking easier. Locking pieces are already assembled with the grate, leaving only the lock bar to be placed in the channels prior to installation.
The system comes with an optional galvanized steel slot cover, which makes it the 9835 Series. The 9835 has a ½” slot that is placed within the joints of brick or stone pavers during installation to create effective drainage while maintaining an aesthetic appearance. The water drains into the slot drain and flows down to the channel below.
The system can hold traffic up to a commercial grade. It is recommended that the pavers be bonded with the slot drain to make sure there will be proper drainage and that no shifting will occur that could damage the drain.
Catch Basins 9860, 9868 and 9864:
The 9860, 9868 and 9864 catch basins are designed for use with the 9814 and 9818 channel systems.
9860 Catch Basin is constructed from polymer concrete. This catch basin can accommodate any style 9870 series grates. Trash buckets in molded polypropylene are available for easy collection and removal of debris. Preformed knockout panels are provided on each side of the catch basin for connection to channels and preformed 4” and 6” outlet knockouts are furnished. If reinforced with an integral metal rail, the catch basin becomes the 9868 Catch Basin.
9864 Catch Basin is constructed from polymer concrete and is topped with a ductile iron frame and secured ductile iron slotted grate. Preformed knockout panels are provided on each side of the catch basin for connection to channels. Also, preformed 4”, 6” and 8” outlet knockouts are furnished. These stackable modular units have center sections to extend the catch basin to meet depth requirements.
Smith/ACO 9828 Series:
The 9828 Series is a 12” pre-sloped polymer concrete system with integral ductile iron rails. It carries a higher water volume than the 9816 Series on which it was based. Designed for heavy duty industrial applications like military bases and airports, the system can carry upwards of 2,000 lbs when a ductile iron grate is used in conjunction with the railing.
Sloped channels come in 1 m lengths with a .6% slope. Neutral channels are available in two depths, and all channels have a 6” vertical knock-out option. Ribs are located on the outside of channels to add strength and keep the system from shifting during the thermal expansion and contraction of the surrounding concrete.
The 9832 Series is a 6” shallow profile neutral channel system that comes in 3.15” and 4” depths. It is designed for applications where excavation depth is limited (i.e. parking garages, decks, etc.). Grating choices for the 1 m channel sections range from ADA compliant pedestrian grating to the reinforced grating used for high load classes.
Channels are equipped with a tongue and groove feature so that they align for straighter runs. Closed end caps are available, and a 4” bottom outlet drill-out makes for a simpler drainage solution.
Smith/ACO 9836 Series:
The 9836 Series is a 5” shallow profile neutral system that comes in 3.15” and 4” depths. The 9836 Series is designed for applications where there are depth restrictions and has grating choices from ADA pedestrian grating to the reinforced grating used for high load classes. The 9836 Series incorporates galvanized or stainless steel rail edges to strengthen the channel against hard-wheeled traffic.
Channels are equipped with a tongue and groove feature. Closed end caps with an integral metal railing are available, and a 4” bottom outlet drillout that fits 40 PVC piping makes for a simpler drainage solution.
Smith/ACO 9837 Series:
The 9837 Series is a 6” polymer concrete membrane drain with a 4” interior. The system is designed for applications with suspended slabs; a membrane gathers water from the surrounding slab and channels it back into the drain via weep holes.
The 9837 Series uses channels from the 9814 or 9832 Series with an affixed polymer concrete subframe to clamp the membrane in place. The subframe can have galvanized or stainless steel railings to boost load ratings to resist commercial vehicles. A 4” bottom knock-out is available on all channel sections; horizontal outlets are standard with the system.
The 9833 MiniKlassic System is a neutral polymer concrete channel system with an interior width of 2”. It is designed for applications requiring an aesthetic drain to separate wet and dry areas. With a variety of grates ranging from ADA compliant class A to commercial-grade class C, the system has flexible options and a sturdy structure.
Channels come in 1 m lengths and are available with integral galvanized or stainless steel rails to strengthen the system and protect the concrete edges from being damaged. Closed end caps are also available with railings. A 1.5” drill-out is located on the bottom of every channel to allow for vertical drainage.
Smith/ACO Fiberglass Trench Drain - Series 9810 and 9812
The 9810 Series is a pre-sloped fiberglass trench drain with an interior width of 4”. Galvanized or stainless steel frames are a standard part of the system and create a higher load class for the overall system.
Sloped channels come in a standard length of 3 meters, and neutral channels are available in both 1 and 3 meter lengths. Locking devices vary depending on the grate choice and are attached to the frame to prevent the frame and grate from shifting. The series features end caps and bottom outlet connections for 4” or 6” PVC piping. Sloped channels have a slope of 1%.
The series comes with a 10” wide option. Marketed as the 9812 Series, this pre-sloped poly fiber system has an interior width of 8”. A similar channel design and 1% slope, matching that of its narrower partner, enables it to quickly evacuate large quantities of standing water. Each channel is fitted with a frame prior to installation. Cast iron grates strengthen the system for pneumatic tire traffic and ductile iron grates strengthen the system for solid tire traffic.
Sloped channels come in a standard length of 9’, with neutral channels available in both 9’ and 3’ lengths. The channels have an integral frame and grate system that can change to meet the chemical and mechanical requirements of the job. Channel end adaptors and outlets are available in 4”, 6” and 8” sizes.
Jay R. Smith Enviro-Flo Trench Drain Series
Jay R. Smith is one of the first in the industry to design a pre-slope plastic bodied trench drain. The Enviro-Flo products are a polypropylene bodied version of the Smith/ACO 9814 and 9816 product line. Enviro-Flo 9930 was developed by simply replacing the polymer concrete channel of the Smith/ACO 9814 with a lightweight, shatter resistant channel. Add a durable cast iron frame and grate to Enviro-Flo 9930 and you have Enviro-Flo 9931. Both products still utilize the same grates and frames as the Smith/ACO 9814 and 9816. With these products, Jay R. Smith is able to satisfy a broader range of trench drain applications.
The Enviro-Flo 9930 Series is a 6” pre-sloped polypropylene channel system. Its wide selection of grating choices makes it suitable for applications ranging from pedestrian to industrial grade. Utilizing the QuickLok™ locking system, grates are secured and do not shift with heavy traffic flow.
Sloped channels come in 1 m sections with .6% slope. There are ½ m neutral sections. Each full channel has a 4” bottom cut-out to increase the system’s design options. The 095N channel, a half channel, has side outlet connections that can be used for a 90º mitre cut or for a side outlet.
Enviro-Flo 9931 – For heavy duty load requirements, the 9930 system can be reinforced with ductile iron frames to create the 9931 product. The addition of the frame to the 9930 channel heightens each 9930 Series channel 1.1”. This system is geared for higher load ratings and is able to handle hard-wheeled tire traffic in more heavy duty applications than the 9930 Series.
The Enviro-Flow products are capable of utilizing a variety of decorative grating made by IronAge Designs. For more information on either of these Enviro-Flo Products, contact TrenchDrain.biz at 610-638-1221.
The 9660 Series is a 6” neutral stainless steel system with an interior width of 4”. Because the chromium content in stainless steel creates a rust barrier when introduced to oxygen, stainless steel channels are a popular choice in applications in which sanitary needs require steady washings.
Channels are made of 16 gauge type 304 stainless steel and come in 1 m lengths with a type 316 stainless steel option. The system offers a 4” bottom outlet with an optional bottom strainer. A stainless steel bar grate with the channel body holds commercial grade vehicular traffic. The series also has a stainless steel in-line catch basin.
Stainless steel is a popular choice for hospital, shower and kitchen applications. The channels can be steam cleaned and will not corrode under use of heavy detergents. It is also chemical resistant and does not require coating or painting prior to installation and use.
For more information on the Jay R. Smith 9660 Stainless Steel Trench Drain System, download the product literature available or contact TrenchDrain.biz at 610-638-1221.