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NDS Mini Channel

The Mini Channel plastic drain is a non-sloped system built for light traffic applications such as pools, patios, and walkways.  With t-sections, 90° and 45° elbows, the Mini Channel has a wider degree of variability in its layout design.  The 2" bottom and end outlet options that are offered with Mini Channel have adapters that fit the outlet to 3" and 4" S&D pipe.

The system boasts removable grates, in a wide variety of grating options, making it a very attractive system for patio, poolside, and landscape drainage. The NDS slotted plastic grate offerings are available in six colors (white, gray, black, sand, brick red, green) and secure in place with stainless steel screws.  The narrow slot openings on the grating give the Mini Channel drainage system an ADA compliancy rating.  NDS also offers a slotted brass grate, available in satin or polished brass finish, which is also ADA compliant.

NDS Dura Slope channel
NDS Mini Channel Cheat Sheet
Channel Length 6 ft, 3 ft, 3 ft bottom outlet
Channel Width (OD) 3-1/2"
Channel Width (ID) 2-13/16"
Outlet Sizes (end and bottom) 2" Sch. 40, 3” S&D, 4” S&D
Available Depth 3-1/8"
Max. Flow Rate 30 GPM, per foot

Decorative Polyolefin Grates

NDS decorative plastic grates eliminate the channel’s plastic edge lines, enhancing patio and pool aesthetics. Mini Channel decorative grates are UV protected to give the plastic system longevity in southern climates.

NDS Decorative plastic grates for Mini Channel trench drain

NDS cast iron decorative grates for mini-channelCast Iron Decorative Grates

Advances in the decorative grating market have led to a number of decorative grates for trench drains.  NDS has 2 decorative grates in cast iron to fit their Mini Channel system - Botanical and Wave.

All grates are available individually or with one of our Mini Channel kits in our online store.

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IronAge Designs is a Washington-based foundry that designs and manufactures decorative cast iron grates to fit the Mini Channel system.  Currently, Iron Age offers six patterns available in cast iron for the Mini Channel:  Carbochon, Interlaken, Locust, Minione, Que and Acanthus.

Cast iron mini grates with baked on oil finish

All cast iron grates shown above are available with our optional Baked On Oil Finish (BooF) which gives you an aged patina finish without the wait.  These grates are also available in our online store.

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3 inch aluminum and bronze decorative grates for NDS mini-channelBronze & Aluminum Grates

Replace your original Mini Channel grates with the longevity of bronze or the classic touch of aluminum grates.  Available in Rain Drop or Slotted patterns, these grates make an artistic statement around your pool or patio.  Each grate is professionally cast in the USA to fit your NDS 3" Mini Channel trench drain.

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Aluminum grates are available in a natural cast finish. We also offer custom powdercoating.

Bronze grates are available in a natural cast finish or the brushed satin finish.

ADA Compliant and heel friendly, all grates are available individually or with one of our Mini Channel kits in our online store.

NDS Mini Channel plastic slotted grates - 6 colorsMini Channel Components

Take a look at the Mini Channel components listed below. Click on a part number for a photograph. Some system parts offer PDFs for download. Also, you can view the Mini Channel Product Page for a system overview.

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View the complete Mini Channel Technical Specifications.

Part Number

Item Description

Weight
lbs.

Availability

500 Mini Channel Series Channel Drain (2.75" x 72") 4.00 Buy Now
540 Mini Channel White Plastic Slotted Grate (2.75" x 36") 0.58 Buy Now
541 Mini Channel Gray Plastic Slotted Grate (2.75" x 36") 0.58 Buy Now
542 Mini Channel Green Plastic Slotted Grate (2.75" x 36") 0.58 Buy Now
543 Mini Channel Black Plastic Slotted Grate (2.75" x 36") 0.58 Buy Now
544 Mini Channel Sand Plastic Slotted Grate (2.75" x 36") 0.58 Buy Now
546 546 Mini Channel 2" End Outlet 0.30 Buy Now
547 Mini Channel End Cap 0.15 Buy Now
548 Mini Channel Coupler 0.20 Buy Now
550 Mini Channel Series Channel with 2" Bottom Outlet 2.16 Buy Now
551 Mini Channel Brick Red Plastic Slotted Grate (3" x 36") 2.04 Buy Now
5300 Mini Channel Fabricated 45-degree Channel
& Gray Grate 
0.40 5300
5303 Mini Channel Fabricated 45-degree Channel
& Sand Grate
0.50  
5370 Mini Channel Fabricated Tee-Section & Gray Grate 0.50 5370
5371 Mini Channel Fabricated Tee-Section & White Grate 2.00  
5372 Mini Channel Fabricated Tee-Section & Black Grate 2.00  
5373 Mini Channel Fabricated Tee-Section & Sand Grate 2.00  
5374 Mini Channel Fabricated Tee-Section & Brick Red Grate 2.00  
5380 Mini Channel Fabricated 90-degree Elbow
& Gray Grate
0.50 5380
5383 Mini Channel Fabricated 90-degree Elbow
& Sand Grate
0.05  
552B Mini Channel Slotted Satin Brass Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.15  
553PB Mini Channel Slotted Polished Brass Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.25  
554 Mini Channel Black Plastic Botanical Grate (3" x 36") .85  
554GY Mini Channel Gray Plastic Botanical Grate (3" x 36") .85  
554GR Mini Channel Green Plastic Botanical Grate (3" x 36") .85  
554S Mini Channel Sand Plastic Botanical Grate (2.75" x 36") .85  
554CI Mini Channel Cast Iron  Botanical Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.82  
554CI-BF Mini Channel Cast Iron  Botanical Grate (2.75" x 12")
w/Baked on Oil Finish
1.82  
555 Mini Channel Black Plastic Wave Grate (3" x 36") .88  
555GY Mini Channel Gray Plastic Wave Grate (3" x 36") .88  
555GR Mini Channel Green Plastic Wave Grate (3" x 36") .88  
555S Mini Channel Sand Plastic Wave Grate (3" x 36") .88  
555CI Mini Channel Cast Iron Wave Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.82  
555CI-BF Mini Channel Cast Iron Wave Grate (2.75" x 12")
w/Baked on Oil Finish
1.82  
IA-Aca-312 IA-Aca-312-BF Iron Age Acanthus Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.75  
IA-CAR-314 IA-CAR-314-BF Iron Age Carbochon Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 14") 2.00  
IA-LOC-312 IA-LOC-312-BF Iron Age Locust Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.75  
IA-INT-311 IA-INT-311-BF Iron Age Interlaken Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 11") 1.25  
IA-MIN-312 IA-MIN-312-BF Iron Age Minnione Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.75  
IA-Que-312 IA-Que-312 Iron Age Que Decorative Iron Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.75  
TDS560 TDS Slotted Natural Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.55  
TDS560B TDS Slotted Brushed Satin Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.55  
TDS561 TDS Slotted Natural Decorative Aluminum Grate (2.75" x 12") .4  
TDS565 TDS Rain Drop Natural Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.55  
TDS565B TDS Rain Drop Brushed Satin Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") 1.55  
TDS566 TDS Rain Drop Natural Decorative Aluminum Grate (2.75" x 12") .4  
TDS570 TDS Cathedral Natural Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") (Heelproof) 1.55  
TDS570B TDS Cathedral Brushed Satin Decorative Bronze Grate (2.75" x 12") (Heelproof) 1.55  
TDS571 TDS Cathedral Natural Decorative Aluminum Grate (2.75" x 12") (Heelproof) .4  
TDS561-pwc TDS Slotted powdercoated Decorative Aluminum Grates (2.75" x 12") .4  
TDS566-pwc TDS Rain Drop powdercoated Decorative Aluminum Grates (2.75" x 12") .4  
TDS571-pwc TDS Cathedral powdercoated Decorative Aluminum Grates (2.75" x 12") .4  
230 Mini Channel Installation Stakes (pack of 24) .4  

Nearly all Mini Channel items above are available in our online store. Check out our complete kits with everything you need!

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Not sure what you need? Give us a call now at 610-638-1221 or fill out our quote request form and we'll be glad to help you out!

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Trench Drain Systems is a leading supplier of channel and trench drain from the top manufacturers in the drainage industry.  Our product lines include Polycast, NDS, MultiDrain, MEA, Zurn, J.R. Smith and Infinity Drain.  We carry drainage systems in a broad range of channel materials such as steel, concrete, fiberglass, HDPE, polymer concrete and cast iron. We also sell trench forming systems, such as EconoDrain, and slot drain systems.

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