NDS Mini Channel is a low cost alternative to Spee-D Channel (4" channel) for light duty applications. An excellent choice for residential pools, patios, spas, and tennis courts. To blend with surrounding surfaces, NDS Mini Channel Grates are available in six colors, as well as solid polished and satin brass. Grates are removable for easy clean out and replacement and may be held down with NDS screws or hold down clips. Flanges on the bottom of the channel ease installation by providing a lip for anchoring, which ensures a straight installation and prevents floating. Mini channel may be cut to any length and solvent welds together like PVC pipe. The unique patented flying buttress design provides load-bearing support from both sides of the channel in addition to support from underneath.