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    water is collecting

    (While showering) Child: Why is there a lot of water here?

    Parent: Because the drain isn't draining the water fast enough, that's why the water is collecting. Look at all the hair caught in the drain.

    (Getting a toy cup and holding it under the shower head) Child: Water is collecting here!

    Parent: Yes. You could also say "I'm filling up the cup with water".

    Is the usage of collecting correct in the above instances?
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    #2

    Re: water is collecting

    I would say the bathtub is filling up because the water is not draining.

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    #3

    Re: water is collecting

    I was talking about something like this:


    because of this:
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    Re: water is collecting

    Collecting works for me.
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    #5

    Re: water is collecting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I would say the bathtub is filling up because the water is not draining.
    We call that a shower tray and the drainage outlet a floor trap. The floor trap is blocked/clogged causing the water water to fill up in the shower tray.
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    Re: water is collecting

    The drain's clogged with hair so the shower tray's filling up with water.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: water is collecting

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    We call that a shower tray and the drainage outlet a floor trap.
    Floor trap may be the appropriate term in the plumbing business, but I have never heard it. I would use drain or plughole.

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    Re: water is collecting

    I'm used to calling it a shower area instead of a shower tray. Is this Ngram accurate?
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    Re: water is collecting

    The shower area is not restricted to the shower tray.

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    Re: water is collecting

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousmarcus View Post
    I'm used to calling it a shower area instead of a shower tray. Is this Ngram accurate?
    That is a more specific term used in the construction line which I am in. The tray comes in a whole piece without joint, made of plastic/stainless steel.
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