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ACO ShowerDrain Installation

Drawings and instructions in PDF are available to assist with proper installation.

Please Note: The installation instructions below should be used in conjunction with instructions from the manufacturers of mortars, membranes, thinsets, etc. used in the construction of the shower base. The guides are intended for professional installers only.

  1. If floor joists alteration is needed, consult structural engineer and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround.
  3. Set top edge of shower channel slightly below finished tile level, support shower channel at required height and level.
  4. Connect outlet pipe work using 50mm (2″) no hub coupling.
  5. Pour concrete slurry into framed out void to height of flange on channel, grading 2% towards drain.
  6. Install fabric membrane as specified. Fully cover concrete and flange of shower channel in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. Let cure and test membrane for leaks.
  8. Apply thin set.
  9. Lay tile and grout.
  10. Install grate into shower channel.
  1. When altering floor joists, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE membrane adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in place. Block drain opening to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Trowel mortar onto sub-floor, ensuring recommended 2% slope to drain.
  5. Install waterproofing membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to PVC CPE adapter underneath.
  6. Install top section of PVC CPE flange outlet adapter.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in PVC CPE membrane body at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld shower channel pipe to threaded coupling/push channel spigot into rubber coupling (use lubricant to assist fit), at correct floor orientation.
  10. Cut plastic installation feet to height to rest on membrane and keep shower channel stable.
  11. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create recommended 2% slope towards drain.
  12. After floor mortar has cured, apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  13. Install grate into shower channel.
  1. When altering floor, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in place. Block drain opening with rag to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Connect drain flashing to the PVC CPE membrane body. Seal drain flashing to base not clamping flange.
  5. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create recommended 2% slope towards the drain.
  6. Install waterproof membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to drain flashing.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in drain flange at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld point drain spigot to threaded coupling/push point drain spigot into rubber coupling (use lubricant to assist), at correct height and orientation.
  10. Fill mortar inside drain flashing around drain. Ensure weep holes are not blocked.
  11. Apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  12. Install grate.
  1. Where altering floor joists, consult Structural Engineer for advice and reinforce floor joists as advised.
  2. Frame out shower surround as required.
  3. Connect base of PVC CPE adapter to pipe work, leave drain bolts in places. Block drain opening to prevent floor mortar from entering.
  4. Trowel mortar onto sub-floor, ensuring recommended 2% slope to drain.
  5. Install waterproofing membrane per manufacturer’s recommendations. Seal membrane to PVC CPE adapter underneath.
  6. Install top section of drain flange.
  7. Test membrane for leaks.
  8. Position threaded/rubber push-fit coupling in drain flange at correct position/height.
  9. Solvent weld point drain pipe to threaded coupling/push point drain spigot into rubber coupling (lubricant to assist), at correct height and orientation.
  10. Trowel mortar to required height, allow for thickness of tile and thinset mortar, grade to create minimum 2% slope towards drain.
  11. After floor mortar has cured, apply thinset and install tile and grout.
  12. Install grate into body.
Documents
Point Drain Installation Guide
Installation-October-2018_Final-Number-3-Grayscale.pdf" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Plain Edge Shower Channel Installation Guide
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