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Old 02-29-2016, 01:50 PM   #1
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Quick pitch/ Goof proof system. Has anyone used it?


I'm in the planning stages for my second bathroom renovation and am contemplating building my own shower pan. The prospect of sloping a pan and getting everything right seems a little daunting to me. I don't imagine too many pros would feel the need to use such a thing but I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with the quick pitch system.
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I've read reviews for this product on Amazon, Lowes etc. It seems to get mostly positive reviews even from some hired contractors. I just wish I had more confidence in my ability to do this without having to buy a kit. One thing a lot of the reviews say though is that the six screening sticks included in the kit are not enough even for a standard sized shower and that additional sticks are pricey like nine bucks each to buy. Maybe I'll start on a practice pre slope in my back yard. I can probably turn that into a fire pit pad or something.
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I haven't used it but was seriously contemplating it myself. I've looked at it very closely and have read plenty of reviews. My main concern is that the height of the sticks going into the corners will be higher than the ones going to the sides (since they're longer, correct?) Wouldn't this result in the shower pan 'dipping' lower on the sides and rising in the corners?

I think I'll just man up and do it the traditional way: mark a level line all along the edge of the shower floor at the correct slope, build a 'berm' exactly along that line with the mud and then slope everything down from that.

Hoping that it's simply a case of me mentally making it harder than it looks.
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yes there are two trains of though on making the slope. One way is to have equal pitch all the way around which would have the sides with the shortest distance to the drain lower that the longer sides and the pan would dip in the middle. The other way is to have your perimeter all the same level which probably looks better but has your shorter distance at a steeper pitch. It comes down to preference.
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