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TileRedi®InstallationGuide
ShowerPans
Tohelpguideyouthroughtheshowerpaninstallationprocess,wehaveprovidedthefollowingInstallationGuide,
whichisintendedtoprovideaneasytofollowstepbystepprocessfortheinstallationofyourTileRedi®showerpan,whetheryou
areaprofessionalorafirst‐timenovice.Inconnectionwithyourshowerbaseandshowerproject,pleasecomplywiththe
recommendationsandstandardsestablishedforsuchprojectsfromtimetotimebytheTileCouncilofNorthAmerica,Inc.
INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONFORSHOWERPANWITHPVCDRAIN
1. Frameoutshowerstallareatoshowerpandimensions.
2. Sweepoutanydebrisfromsubfloor.
3. Testfitshowerpandrainhousingintosubfloorborehole.DONOTNAILORSCREWANYTHINGINTOTHEPAN.DONOTSAND,
CUT,ORMAKEANYCHANGES/MODIFICATIONSTOTHESURFACEOFTHESHOWERPANWHATSOEVER.
4. Makesuretheshowerpanisalignedproperlyandfitssnugglyagainsttheshowerframestudsonallsides.
5. Thisstepdependsonwhetherthereisaccesstothedrainconnectionfrombelowthesubfloor:
a. Ifthereisaccessfromthesubfloorbelow,thencutasectionofdrainpipe(PVC,asapplicabletothetypeofdrain)whichis
longenoughtoextendbelowthesubfloorandeasilymakeaconnectiontothewastewaterpipe.
b. Ifthereisnoaccessfromthesubfloorbelow,thenmakesurethedrainpipestubbedupfromthesubfloorisadjustedtoa
heightsufficienttofitproperlyintotheshowerpandrainconnection.
6. Turntheshowerpanoverandnotethatthereareribsundertheshowerpanfloor.Pleasemeasurethedepthoftheribsunder
theshowerpanfloorfromtheribbottomsthatrestonthesubstratetotheundersideofthepanflooratthedeepestpointin
betweentheribs.Onceyouhavethatvalue,calculatethethickness(depth)ofyourmortarbase(TypeNorSMortar)usingthe
formulaslistedbelowbasedonthetypeofshowerpanyoupurchased:
a. RediTrench®/WonderFallTrench™/RediFree®TrenchPans:
Subtract1/2fromdeepestribmeasuredinStep6
b. RediBase®&RediFree®(Non‐Trench)/WonderDrain®Pans:(LeftorRightDrainONLY)Subtract1/4”fromdeepestrib
measuredinStep6
c. RediBase®&RediFree®(Non‐Trench)/WonderDrain®Pans:(CenterDrainONLY)
Subtract1/8fromdeepestribmeasuredinstep6,PROVIDEDthemortarbaseshouldalwaysbeatleast1/2”.
Pleasenote,donotplacethemortardirectlyonawoodorGyp‐cretesubstrate.First,waterproofthewoodsubstratewithafluid
appliedwaterproofingmembraneorNO.15orNo.30roofingpape
rsothewooddoesnotabsorbthewaterfromthemortar.
SpreadyourmortarbaseEVENLYACROSSTHESUBFLOORATTHETHICKNESSCALCULATEDFROMSTEP6a,6b,or6c,andoffset1“
fromeachoutsideedgeofthepan.NOTE:Themortarbaseshouldhaveaconsistencyclosetopeanutbutterforbestresults.
7.
a. Ifthereisaccessfromthesubfloorbelowandyoufollowedstep5.a.above,thenbrushPVCadhesiveontheoutsideof
thecutdrainpipeandquicklyinsertintodrainconnection,andthenbesurethedrainpipeextendsfarenoughbelowthe
subfloorsoitcanbeconvenientlyconnectedtothewastewaterpipefollowingtheinstallation.
b. Ifthereisnoaccessfromthesubfloorbelowandyoufollowedstep5.b.abovethenbrushPVCadhesiveonthedrain
pipestubbedupfromthesubfloor,thenquicklyinsertthestubbed‐updrainpipeproperlyintotheshowerpandrain.
8. Placethepaninthemudbaseandfirmlybutgentlyshimmythepan(applyingpressureindrainlocationfirst)intothemud
sothat(i)thedrainisfullysupportedbymudattheboreholeinthesubstrate,and(ii)theribsarecompletelyfilledwiththe
mudalternatelyapplyinghandpressuretotherightandleftsidesofthepanflooruntilthepanribscomewithin1/8”
clearanceofthesubfloor.Levelallpansidesandtheletthemortardryovernight.Important:DONOTSTEPINTOTHE
SHOWERPANONCETHESHOWERPANHASBEENSETANDLEVELEDUNTILTHEMORTARHASCUREDCOMPLETELY
9. InstalltheshowerbackerboardandwaterproofinginaccordancewiththestandardsestablishedbytheTileCouncilofNorth
America,Inc.
10. SealandwaterproofjointbetweenbackerboardandtheshowerpansplashwallsusingRediFlash®or100%silicone,and
thencoverthejointwithafluidappliedwaterproofingmembraneontheshowerwallsoverthejoint.Allowthemortarbed
todryinaccordancewiththeinstructionsofthemortarbedmanufacturer.
11. Adjusttheheightofthedrainasnecessarytoaccommodatetheflooringcovering.
12.
MixtheincludedapprovedRediPoxy™adhesiveandtroweltheepoxyontotheshowerpansurfaceusinga1/8”x1/8”V‐
notchtrowel.
13. Tiletherestoftheshower

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