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  • Stainlesssteel floor drain

    How can one know if a floor drain is of stainless steel material or brass with chrome finish. Believe me they almost look alike and I really face difficulty at times while approving floor drains of stainless steel material. Please give some clue, thanks.*

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    Re: Stainlesssteel floor drain

    Give it a scratch in a inconspicous place and see whats underneath.

    Or get a brass magnet and test it.

    Or weight it and calculate the material based on mass and volume.

    Or grind on it and watch the sparks to determine the type of metal.

    But really I do not have difficulty telling one from the other in most cases. Guess it just comes with expeirence.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)


    • #3
      Re: Stainlesssteel floor drain

      for floor drains the chromed top is usually polished/mirrored and plated over brass. stainless is usually not polished but brushed. stainless may or may not be magnetic, dependent upon the quality of the steel. it will always spark on a grinder. the best way is to call the manufacturer and ASK what they use to make their product.

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder