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Although it seems secondary at first glance, the shower drain is essential for the proper functioning of the shower because it allows to connect the shower to the evacuation system. Recessed in the receiver, it is as discreet as possible while playing a vital role.

The shower drain for the evacuation of water

The shower drain for the evacuation of water

What is a shower drain?

The shower plug, as it is commonly referred to, refers to an assembly that includes a bung, a siphon, the connecting piping, the bung holder, the rack holder, the filter and the guard. In fact, the bung is visible but the other elements are equally important.

The siphon: There are different types of siphons to choose from depending on the shower tray you choose. The built-in model avoid raising the receiver. The compact model extra-flat is ideal for gaining space under the receiver. The traditional model requires elevating the catcher to have enough space for placement.

The drain pipe: it must measure at least 40 mm in diameter for a conventional shower and at least 50 mm (or 60 or 90 mm) for a walk-in shower or a hydromassage shower column because the evacuation of water must be done faster.

To make sure you make the right choice, do not hesitate to seek professional advice.

Different types of shower bung

There are different types of bungs on the market that will meet aesthetic and practical criteria.
For the budget minded, the classic shower bung stainless steel will do the trick. Its removable grille is ideal for cleaning and removing hair and other dirt. It does not allow, however, any aesthetic fantasy.
The bung in ABS plastic it comes in white or chrome and flat or curved version. It brings style and modernity to your shower and your bathroom. For those who have decided to opt for a walk-in shower, pay attention to the flow of water because otherwise your bathroom will be flooded quickly.
The ideal is to opt for an ultra-compact siphoid plug because it does not require a raised catcher and the evacuation of water is fast. If you prefer a traditional shower, the choice of the bung will be easier because the receiver will be raised and the bung recessed under the tray. To equip you with a shower bung, count between 5 and 40 euros. The price will of course depend on the diameter, the material and the siphon chosen.


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