Mud shower pan


Does anyone have any experiance with this product?
http://www.markeindustries.com/pre-pitch.html
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No, but Schluter has an excellent system. http://www.schluter.com/8_4_kerdi_shower_kit.aspx
They sell the individual components as well. The system takes care of pitch, drainage, waterproofing and uncoupling. If you see someone using their stuff, it's almost a given that they are not a hack. The same can't be said for anything else in tiling.
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I second the Kerdi waterproofing and drain system, though I did not use the preformed shower beds. I liked Kerdi because the waterproofing membrane goes right under the tile instead of under a mud bed that can absorb water and cause mildew problems. And, only one mud bed is needed (vinyl liners usually require two, one under, one over).
From just a brief look, it looks like you could probably use the pre-pitch screeds to form the mud bed, then use Kerdi to waterproof it all?
It has been a few years, but here's a link to my bathroom projects with lots of photos of our progress. The main bathroom mud bed with Kerdi starts around page 3 (watch the word wrap, this is all one line):
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t 876 &highlight=anthony%27s+house
Take care,
Anthony
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My shower is a weird size, nobody makes a pan that will fit it. 6'8" X 40" I'm not sure of my ability to slope the mud right so am considering this system. The company is local here in Clearwater, fl but my build is in Tenn.
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Our 6'x6' shower was a non-standard size also, so premade pans were not an option.
I started my mud bed by setting the kerdi drain in a bed of mud in the center of the floor. This is the "low point" in the shower, so it's the most critical place to start.
Then I determined how high the edges needed to be to maintain a 1/4" per foot slope, and built up the mortar around the edge of the shower at the proper height (checking it with a level). Our shower was square, but you'll need to figure out the height based on the longest dimension (so the shorter sides will have a bit steeper slope).
Then I simply filled in the area between the drain and the perimeter and screeded off the extra with a board.
The mortar mix should be fairly dry so it "packs", not fluid like concrete.
If this is your first pan, I recommend visiting the John Bridge tiling forum. There's a lot of great advice and examples there. I don't think I could have pulled ours off as nicely without that forum.
Good luck!
Anthony
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