Drain-Net is proud to introduce the new R2 Fine Particle Strainer. This new filtration system is perfect for the restaurant or commercial kitchen which has encountered clogged pipes, sink backups, and debris filled grease traps. When solid waste enters your drains and pipes, it will only be a matter of time until you experiences numerous plumbing hassles. You might even be in violation of local wastewater regulations. Rather than just grinding up the waste like a typical garbage disposal, this unit completely removes the solid waste from your drain line system. Not only are your pipes going to be clog free, but your grease trap will work much more efficiently and will likely need less servicing. This product compares favorably to the Rhino Wet Waste Interceptor.
Reduce your plumbing related facility maintenance costs by installing a Fine Particle Strainer under all of your food service sinks.
Drain-Net has updated its drain strainer product line with a new and improved Flexible Drain Sock. The new Drain Sock now features a metal ring for added strength and durability. The Drain Sock still features the nylon mesh which can accommodate curved or drains or drains with limited space for a strainer.
The Metal Ring Flex Net is also designed to fit with the Guardian Drain-Lock for full floor sink drain protection.
Every floor drain should have a drain strainer so make sure you check out our full line of Drain-Net Floor Drain Strainers today!
The performance of every Grease Trap is impacted by the accumulation of food debris and foreign objects that pass down the drain. Solid food debris left in Grease Traps or Grease Interceptors for more than 5-7 days will cause foul odors and will considerably change the PH of the interceptor contents. This leads to a corrosive mixture that can damage grease interceptors and the drainage system over time. A solids interceptor when used in conjunction with your Grease Interceptor will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of wastewater grease removal.
- Stand alone unit to be installed upstream from your Grease Trap or Grease Interceptor
- Captures 98%* of solids to improve Grease Interceptor performance (*Internal development testing)
- Integrated lifting handles makes it easy to remove and maintain
- Improves Grease Interceptor performance
- Removable dual screen filtration with coarse and fine screens included
- Air tight lid
- Tank and solids basket included
Today we’d like to answer a few of the frequently asked questions we get for the Big Dipper Automatic Grease Trap…
How is your Big Dipper Automatic Grease Trap different from a traditional ”grease trap” or “grease interceptor?”
Traditional grease traps (grease interceptors) need to be manually cleaned. Large, in-ground traps/interceptors require a professional with a vacuum/pump truck to do the cleaning. Small, passive grease traps require an individual do the cleaning by hand with a spoon or ladle. A Big Dipper Automatic Grease & Oils Removal system does all the work itself, cleaning itself out on a daily basis. It does not require manual cleaning.
How does the Big Dipper work?
Like a traditional grease trap or grease interceptor, free-floating grease and oils are trapped in a baffled chamber. Unlike traditional grease trap/interceptors, Big Dipper systems use a skimming wheel (which is controlled by a timer) to skim the grease and oils out of the baffled chamber. The grease and oils are scrubbed off of the wheel with a wiper blade and channeled out of the unit and into a collection container provided with the system.
How are the units hardwired?
All of our Big Dipper units plug into a grounded, 3 prong 120VAC (or 220-240 VAC if purchasing an metric version) outlet and come standard with a 8′ cord and plug.
What happens to the food scraps that go down the drain?
In IS (Internal Strainer) Big Dipper systems, food scraps are captured in a strainer basket. This needs to be emptied into a garbage receptacle at least once a day, more often if you have a busy food preparation facility. In AST (Automatic Solids Transfer) Big Dipper systems, incidental food scraps are trapped in a solids chamber and automatically removed.
What are the Big Dipper’s maintenance requirements?
It takes about ten minutes a week to keep a Big Dipper operating properly. The wiper blades and grease trough should be cleaned at least once a week. The food scraps captured in the strainer basket included with IS systems needs emptying at least once a day. The grease collection container provided with each Big Dipper system is translucent, so you can see when it needs emptying. Periodically, you may want to shop-vac out the bottom of your Big Dipper as very fine solids may begin to accumulate.
How can I purchase a Big Dipper?
Visit our online store at: www.drain-net.com or call us at: 908-236-0277
We call it a GDRU (Garbage Disposal Replacement Unit) because it can replace mechanical garbage disposals which have been outlawed in a number of states. Instead of grinding the food waste and wasting precious freshwater for flushing, the strainer-drawer in GDRU strains solid particles under the pre-rinse sink when dirty dishes are being pre-rinsed, affecting a much needed pretreatment process of restaurant wastewater.
A GDRU can also be called an “Indirect Waste Interceptor”.
Many states such as New York and New Jersey have passed laws that require restaurants to install indirect waste units. A typical plumbing code states, “Indirect waste connections shall be provided for drains, overflows, or relief vents from the water supply system, and no piping or equipment carrying wastes or producing wastes or other discharges under pressure shall be directly connected to any part of the drainage system.” Our versatile GDRU’s can easily be installed to meet this requirement. An air gap can be created before the inlet or after the outlet to meet the indirect connection requirement.
A GDRU can also be called a “Grease Trap Pre-Strainer.”
Grease Traps and Grease Interceptors primary function is to separate grease from wastewater. However, debris filled water can quickly accumulate in a grease trap, rendering it ineffective. A GDRU should be installed before waste water reaches a grease trap. Commercial kitchens who install Garbage Disposal Replacement Units see a dramatic improvement in grease trap functionality and can reduce grease trap service visits.
Believe it or not a GDRU can go by even more names such as an “Indirect Waste Separator,” “Food Waste Separator,” “Flat Strainer,” “Indirect liquid waste separator,” or a “Wet Waste Interceptor. Whatever you call the product, you can be sure that your restaurant or commercial kitchen will stay compliant with local plumbing codes and that your drains stay free of food waste.
Drain-Net offers Triple Protection for Floor Sinks and Drians!
2. Too often employees or cleaning crews remove the drain cover so that they can quickly wash the floor debris down the drain. This leads to frequent drain clogs and grease trap backups. The Guardian Drain-Lock is a locking strainer that prevents this from ever happening.
3. The flexible Drain Sock is the final say in drain protection. Fitting perfectly underneath the Guardian Drain-Lock this strainer captures all the fine particles and debris that build up over time a facilities drain lines. Periodically emtpy the Drain Sock and never worry about a clogged drain again.
Floor drains can be a life-saver in many areas of a restaurant, as numerous pieces of commercial kitchen equipment require a drain to prevent water from leaking all over the floor, creating a potentially hazardous workspace. However, Drain-Net has provided an answer to this issue with its 8 1/2” x 8 1/2” Stainless Steel Floor Drain Strainers (SLF-10). These drain strainers will allow water to flow freely into the drain while stopping the material that may otherwise clog the drain from getting into the plumbing, saving your business from additional maintenance costs and pipe repairs.
This drain strainer basket is a 7 1/2″ square so that it fits 8 1/2″ floor sinks. It is 2″ tall. It has an 11″ flange with handles for easy removal. The fine mesh is ideal for straining small particles such as rice and seeds.