Quick Pitch System with Composeal and Ebbe Drain Installation

June 5, 2012

Projects build by Home owner with a help of a friend contractor using our Composeal DIY kit

I loved the result. The process was very easy, resulting in an accurate installation, with a perfect shower base. It is an amazing bathroom remodeling. “Thank you”.

Pictures provide by Mr. Duffy Violante,  New York

Credit for to this beautiful project to ON-SPEC. BUILDER CORP. GARDINER, NY 845-883-7453

To buy this kit or similar kits go to this page DIY Shower System kits

In this project material was used are due to the shape and size of the shower additional items was require such as Extra and Extensions in both Quick Pitch and Pre Pitch

  • Pre Pitch Kit with some Extra and Extensions pieces
  • Quick Pitch Kit with some Extra and Extensions pieces
  • Kirb Perfect.
  • Composeal Blue Waterproofing Membranes with Inside and outside corners.
  • Universal Center ring (require when using any type of Square Drain.
  • Ebbe Square Shower Drain.

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Have a strong foundation Use ready to tile shower pans

June 23, 2010

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One of the most common problems that people face in their shower area is inadequate drainage, thereby resulting in water accumulation. This accumulation of water gives rise to mold growth and can even make the shower area slippery and dangerous. Hence it is important that you have a dry and hygienic bathroom; and the key to achieving this is to lay a good shower foundation. To accomplish this you need ready to tile shower pans, which not only keep the shower area dry, but also protect the sub floor from water seepage. Moreover, the shower pan base will act as the foundation for installing tiles in the shower area.

It is crucial to carefully design and construct the shower area since even a minor glitch can result in water accumulation, and water seepage to the sub floor. To avoid such a situation use a shower pan, which will be installed between the sub floor and the tiles. These ready to tile shower pans are waterproof and prevent water from accumulating on the tiled floor, and seeping to the sub floor. This helps in keeping the bathroom dry and hygienic, thereby preventing mold growth. A dry shower area will ensure that the sub floor as well as the tiles long last and require minimal maintenance over the years.

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Tile shower pans form a strong foundation of the shower area, thereby making them essential while designing a shower area. These shower pans offer a waterproof lining and prevents water from percolating to the sub floor, hence avoiding any damage to it. A number of individuals are unaware that even tiles are porous. This point is especially relevant to a shower area that is situated on the first floor or the second floor of a house. In case there is any leakage of water below the tiled floor there could be significant damage to the surrounding walls. This leakage could extend to the other floors of the house as well, thereby resulting in greater damage. It is in order to prevent such damage from occurring that you should consider installing a shower pan below the tiled floor of your shower area.

Ready to tile shower pans are lightweight, waterproof and can be easily installed. Although a number of individuals prefer to install a shower liner membrane below their shower area, there are a number of disadvantages associated with it. First of all, there is a chance of damage to the liner during the installation process thereby leading to water leakage in the future. Further, there is a possibility that water might accumulate over the liner membrane, thereby resulting in mold growth.

Ready to tile shower pans have a standard ¼” per foot drain slope, and an integrated drain assembly thereby facilitating proper drainage of water. Further, since these shower pans are ready to tile, the time taken to build a shower area is significantly reduced. Therefore, to have an aesthetically pleasing, dry and clean bathroom you should install ready to tile shower pans in your shower area.

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Build a perfect curb for that unmatched shower area

April 27, 2010

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While building a shower area, a number of individuals give the least priority to a shower curb. The results of this negligence are frequent leaks and unnecessary expenses in repairs and maintenance of the shower area. The curb of your shower area acts as a dam and prevents water from spilling out to the floor. It is for this reason that the process of building a shower curb should be given high priority and should be completed with extreme care.

If a shower curb is not built with utmost care, the nails can puncture through the pan liner and can cause it to leak. It is to remove this problem that Kirb-Perfect can be an ideal solution. Kirb-Perfect is an easy to install structure that can be used to build a shower curb that is perfectly pitched and that maintains the integrity of the pan liner. Kirb-Perfect is made up of high quality non rotting plastic to ensure long durability of the curb structure.

Kirb-Perfect can be used both with a 2×4 membrane wrapped wooden curb as well as non-wooden curb. In both the cases, the nails are to be used on the outside of the curb structure, thereby ensuring that the integrity of the pan liner is not affected. The use of Kirb-Perfect also makes it easier to use light weight mud to cover the curb structure.

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The biggest advantage of Kirb-Perfect is that is allows construction of a curb even without the use of 2×4 wooden blocks. This can be done by inserting the pan liner between the interior and exterior portions of Kirb-Perfect while screwing them together. Since nails will not be used in the inside of the pan liner, there is no scope for any leakage to the sub floor.

The ease of installation associated with Kirb-Perfect makes it a perfect choice for ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiasts. All that is required to use Kirb-Perfect in building a perfect shower curb is attaching its 3 sides and trimming it on the inside to accommodate pre-pitch. The next step is to place this structure over the 2×4 wooden blocks or over the pan liner and fill it with mud. The ease of installation and the high utility offered by Kirb-Perfect makes it an ideal choice for any shower area building project.

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A shower area is incomplete without a proper curb to keep the water in the shower area and to prevent it from splashing outside. Since your tile flooring is porous, there is a possibility that water might seep down to the pan liner. Although a pan liner is there to ensure that the water which seeps down is directed into the drain, in case your pan liner leaks, you could face serious problems of water accumulation. By using Kirb-Perfect, you can ensure that there is no damage to the pan liner and that in case any water seeps down to the sub floor, it is effectively directed into the drain. This would enable you to build a perfect curb for an unmatched shower area.

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Components of a perfect shower

March 12, 2010

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For most individuals, a perfect shower would be leak proof, would have perfect drainage and would have the appropriate pan liner and tiled floor slope.  As attractive as it may sound, building a technically perfect shower area can be a difficult and time consuming task.  Further, any miscalculation while building any component could result in significant maintenance and repair expenses for you in the future.  Let us take a look in detail at some of the parts of a perfect shower:

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Your tiled shower floor area is essential since it is your first line of defense against leakage to the sub floor.  Your tiled shower floor should have an adequate pitch to effectively direct water towards the drain.  If the slope is inadequate water will accumulate and  leak through the tiles and the grout.  To slope your shower floor adequately you can use Quick Pitch, which is an effective and easy to install tool.  Quick Pitch can be used in showers of different areas, thereby allowing you to build a shower floor that is perfectly pitched and leakage free.

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Even after tiling and grouting your shower floor there is bound to be leakage to the mortar layer beds.  The key to avoiding this problem is to place an effective and waterproof liner over the sub floor.  Not only is placing a pan liner important, but sloping it appropriately is important as well.  This slope will ensure that the water seeping through the tiles and grout does not accumulate over the pan liner and is effectively drained into the weep holes. In order to achieve a perfect slope you can either avail the services of an expert, or you can use tools such as Pre Pitch.  Pre Pitch is an easy to install floor drainage system that ensures a standard pan liner slope of 1/4” per foot. Tools such as Pre Pitch can enable you to construct a perfectly sloped pan liner, thereby ensuring no accumulation of water below the mortar bed.

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The curb of your shower area will make sure that water does not splash out, and does not damage the surrounding areas.  Although a curb is an essential component of a shower, there are chances of damage to the pan liner while installing the curb in your shower area.  Kirb Perfect is an ideal solution to this problem.  Kirb Perfect can be installed even without the use of wooden blocks, thereby eliminating the need to nail it to the floor. This in turn eliminates any chances of damage to the pan liner.

Thus, we can see that although creating a perfect shower area is a complex task, it can be made easy and effective through the use of tools such as Quick Pitch, Pre Pitch and Kirb Perfect.  A perfectly sloped shower area will ensure that there is no leakage and damage to the sub floor.  Further, a perfectly sloped floor will also eliminate the growth of mold on your shower floor, thereby ensuring that you are able to enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.

Order of installation

1st. Kirb Perfect

2nd. Pre Pitch

3rd. Quick Pitch

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Constructing Your Shower Using a Vinyl, Chloraloy or a Roll-On (liquid) Liner for Waterproofing

December 23, 2009

Constructing Your Shower Using a Vinyl, Chloraloy or a Roll-On (liquid) Liner for Waterproofing

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Note: Steps 1–3 apply for both Pre-Pitch and Quick Pitch.

1. Determine the size and shape of your shower including the drain type and its location.

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2. With the roughed-in 2 x 4 curb in place, measure the distances from the drain to the walls, curb and corners.

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Note: Quick Pitch Float Sticks #QPK-101 and Pre-Pitch Float Sticks #STD-201 are 36″ in length. If the distances are greater, Quick Pitch Extended Float Sticks #EXT-103 and Pre-Pitch Extended Float Sticks #EXT-202 kits will be required.

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Ebbe square shower drain, deco shower drain

Ebbe square shower drain, deco shower drain

3. Starting in a corner, measure by 2–2 1/2 foot increments around the perimeter of the shower making sure a Float Stick will be positioned in each corner.

Note: The closer the Float Stick ends are to each other, the easier the screeding of the mud mixture will be.

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4. To determine the quantity of Kirb Perfect #543 sections needed, measure in 30″ increments. Curb sections are 30″ and have dove tail connectors to attach to one another and will accommodate any length or angles.

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5. Determine which type of shower drain you will be using. Quick Pitch Kits #QPK-101 come supplied with a center ring designed for standard shower drains to attach the float sticks. If a Ebbe square drain or 3” drain is to be used, the Universal Center Ring (#QPUCR-108) is available.

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6. To figure the liner size or amount of liquid membrane, measure the shower compartment length and width and add at least 6” or what is needed to all sides so the liner will go up the walls to a height of 3” above the shower curb on all walls and over the curb.

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7. Once you have figured the kits and liner necessary for your Goof Proof Shower, you will need to figure the amount of bedding mud (mixture consist of 1 part Portland cement and 4 parts clean sand) necessary to fill the kits. Using the square footage of your shower floor, multiply by 12.5 lbs. per sq. ft. (i.e. 3 x 5 = 15 sq. ft. x 12.5 lbs. = 188 lbs.). This amount should accommodate all kits.

8. After all materials are gathered you will want to watch the instructional DVD a time or two to gain confidence in the steps necessary to complete you Goof Proof Shower.

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Constructing Your Shower Using Blanke Aqua Shield Sheet Water Proofing Material and Drain

December 23, 2009

Constructing Your Shower Using Blanke Aqua Shield Sheet WaterProofing Material and Ebbe Square Drain

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Note: Unlike Vinyl, Chloraloy and Roll-On Liquid Waterproofing, Pre-Pitch will not be used in this application. Quick Pitch Kits (#XFS-101.2 and #EXT-103) with Quick Clips (#QC-109) will be the tools of choice.

1. Determine the size and shape of your shower including
the Ebbe Drain and its location.

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2. With the roughed-in 2 x 4 curb in place, measure the distances from the drain to the walls, curb and corners.

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Note: Quick Pitch Extra Float Sticks #XFS-101.2 are 36″ in length. If the distances are greater, Quick Pitch Extended Float Sticks #EXT-103 kits will be required.

Ebbe square shower drain, deco shower drain

Ebbe square shower drain, deco shower drain

3. Starting in a corner, measure by 2–2 1/2 foot increments around the perimeter of the shower making sure a Float Stick will be positioned in each corner.

Note: The closer the Float Stick ends are to each other, the easier the screeding of the mud mixture will be.

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4. After determining how many Float Sticks, both Standard and Extended, are necessary, you will need 2 Quick Clips (#QC-109) for every 36″ run.

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Ebbe square shower drain, deco shower drain

5. To determine the quantity of Kirb Perfect #543 sections needed, measure in 30″ increments. Curb sections are 30″ and have dove tail connectors to attach to one another and will accommodate any length or angles.

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6. To figure the liner size (Blanke Aqua Shield Sheet Water Proofing), measure the shower compartment length, width and wall height so the liner will go up the walls to the height of the ceiling or to where the tile ends and over the curb. Pre-formed inside and outside corners and Blanke Aqua Shield Banding are necessary and are available for this material, so be sure to figure all corners.

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7. Once you have figured the kits and liner necessary for your Goof Proof Shower, you will need to figure the amount of bedding mud (mixture consist of 1 part Portland cement and 4 parts clean sand) necessary to fill the kits. Using the square footage of your shower floor, multiply by 9.5 lbs. per sq. ft. (i.e. 3 x 5 = 15 sq. ft. x 9.5 lbs. = 143 lbs.). This amount should accommodate all kits.

8. After all materials are gathered you will want to watch the instructional DVD a time or two to gain confidence in the steps necessary to complete you Goof Proof Shower.

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FlooringSupplyShop.com offers preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain

March 20, 2009

After many months of joint testing by FlooringSupplyShop with Ebbe drain and Fin Pan, FlooringSupplyShop is proud to introduce their preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain.  This product is  available in 11 different metal finish grades that can be replaced in seconds.

These shower pans are available only at www.flooringsupplyshop.com and from Tile Depot at their physical location (5047 w Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles CA 90016)  These ready for tile shower pans make building customized shower environments simple and worry free. These are preformed waterproof components that simplify construction in some cases and make possible shapes that would be nearly impossible otherwise. They allow you to customize your shower space to suit your specific needs.

Your shower floor will become the foundation for your new shower.  It is critically important that it is properly constructed and does not ever leak.  As you may already be aware this is the area where tiled shower failures most often occur.  Spending a bit more money on a quality floor system is the best protection you can have against shower floor failure.  It’s like buying shower insurance.

Flooring Supply Shop has scoured the market to bring you the best shower floor system available. We have looked for a system that was straight and true, light weight and very easy to install into its space.  This is easy to lay tile with no difficult, messy and expensive epoxy mortar requirements. the pns are available in a large variety of standard sizes as well as custom ones.  The attractive looking, square, drain easily adjusts up or down to match the height of the tile.  This all makes our ready for tile shower pans the right choice for you.

We couldn’t find the full service shower system we were looking for anywhere on the market so we got creative.  We contacted our friends at Fin Pan and asked them to make shower floors for Flooring Supply Shop that incorporated the Ebbe Square shower drain.   Now we have the best of both worlds.   Finally, we can offer you a shower floor that meets all of your requirements.  When all the work is completed you will see the Ebbe Square drain in the center of your new shower floor fitting nicely within your floor tile, matching the finish of your plumbing. All of this makes for a shower floor system from Flooring Supply Shop that will give you results you can be proud of for forty or more years.

An Ebbe Square shower drain is already installed in to the new shower pans  making tile cutting around the drain a non-issue.   Simple cuts are easily made, saving precious time.  Ebbe drains are sized to match standard 1/2″, 1″, 2″, and 4” tile without cutting.  When cutting is needed, cuts are straight saw cuts with no grinding to match a radius. Just imagine how much easier glass mosaics will be to install.

Further Inquiries:   For those requiring technical details, installation assistance, and answers to all their questions, flooringsupplyshop.com provides their acclaimed customer service.  These experts are there to assist with the selection and installation of PreFormed™ solutions and Ebbe square shower drains.   Flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to offer free consultations to assist customers with the selection and estimation of required materials. flooringsupplyshop.com holds one of the largest inventories of tile supplies and provides same day shipping for online orders. Customer satisfaction is a priority which is why flooringsupplyshop.com offers a money back guarantee on all PreFormed systems and Ebbe Square shower drains. If you’d like more information about products, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, President of the International Flooring Center, please visit us at our store International Flooring Center: 5047 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016, call the office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail flooringsupplyshop.com directly at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com

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