How much slope does floor drain need - if any

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Old 11-06-13, 12:55 PM
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How much slope does floor drain need - if any

Hi,
I'm repairing my lower level after 1/2" water damage this summer.
Working on floor drain in utility room.
The 'drain area' is about 24" dia. and slopes down 1/2" to the center (drain). This 'drain area' had been leveled off with 3 thin layers of concrete which was loose, cracked,flaked, and I removed. BUT the top of the drain flange was level with the floor. Shouldn't there be some slope?
Everything is PVC. Did they have PVC back in 1966? The adhesive on the drain flange had not held and I was able to easily remove the flange. I "modified" it so I would have a 1/4" slope. The PVC pipe it slips into is flush with the last layer of concrete. Can't grind that off.
I'm guessing the previous owner had some work done.
(2nd pic shows a 1/4" gap.(slope))
So:
1. Should (could) there be a slight slope (1/4",or maybe 1/8"), or is level better?
2. If sloped (1/4" in a 24"dia.), would I need to slit the vinyl flooring or not? (A chrome bezel screws down onto the flange. Old flooring was between)
3. Can vinyl flooring be 'stretched'?
SteveS - I'll try a couple pics....
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Old 11-07-13, 07:56 AM
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I like rubberized flooring for something like that. Underlayment can be used to slope it any way you want.
 
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