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100% Waterproof Shower & Wall Backerboard System

100% Waterproof Shower & Wall Backerboard System

INSTALLATION MANUAL

CERTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ICC-ES (PMG LISTING-1332)

TABLE OF CONTENTS Step 1: Preparing for Installation.................................................................................... 1

STEP 1: IMPORTANT!

PLEASE REVIEW THESE PLANNING TIPS BEFORE YOU BEGIN: PLANNING TIP #1

PLANNING TIP #2 A

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Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain Lower Section (below floor)................................ 2 90°

Step 3: Installing the Shower Tray.................................................................................. 7 Step 4: Installing the Wall Backer Board........................................................................ 9 Step 5: Applying a Secondary Surface Seal................................................................. 12 Step 6: Installing the Drain Top Section (above floor)................................................. 13 Step 7: Installing the Curb............................................................................................. 15

Appendix 3: Installing the Horizontal Drain.................................................................. 20 Appendix 4: Code and Standard Compliances............................................................ 25 Appendix 5: Warranty Information................................................................................ 26

Please Refer to the Multi-Panels Planning Guide for more details and for some examples of wall board allocations for common shower sizes.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED…

B

BEFORE YOU BEGIN, PREPARE THE WORKING AREA SO THAT: • The floor area is clean and clear of all debris • Plywood floor substrate is level and in good structural shape • Wall measurements are precise • Walls are straight and square to each other at a 90 degree angle • Walls are plumb to the floor at 90 degree angles

YOU MAY NEED TO INSERT ADDITIONAL BACKING STUDS: • Studs must be located every 16” on center A • Stud backing is also required behind all vertical board seams and behind all vertical board ends B • 90 degree corners require non-overlapping adjacent studs so that both adjoining boards are supported in the corners C • Install extra 2x4 blocking over top of the bottom rail of the stud walls (between each stud). This will provide extra backing support for the wall panels where they meet the shower tray D

PLANNING TIP #3

PLANNING TIP #4

Appendix 1: Installing the Optional Shower Niche...................................................... 17 Appendix 2: Constructing and Installing an Optional Bench Seat............................. 19

B

D

wall board NOTE THAT THE CURB WILL ADD 3” TO THE OVERALL SHOWER TRAY DIMENSION.

curb 36”

3”

3”

EXAMPLE: Tray depth 36” + Curb depth 3” = 39”

IF REQUIRED, THE TRAY SIZE CAN BE MODIFIED WITH A TABLE SAW OR SKIL SAW: • Equal amounts shold be cut from both ends of the tray to maintain the drain center point • The 1/2” x 1/2” notch must be re-established on all trimmed edges

1.25” tray

floor Wall boards that cover the transition area beside where the curb meets the shower tray should be cut into an L-Shaped so that the wall board transitions from the elevation of the shower notch down to the floor. This will ensure that the curb has a fully covered XPS wall surface to meet when it butts up against the wall (note – measurements shown are approximate and should be verified to your specific installation).

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A PLUMBING P-TRAP IS NOT NECESSARY The Multi-Panels Drain includes a Built-In P-trap that is removable after installation for cleaning. The stainless steel grate is removable so that you can access the built in P-Trap. You can remove the P-Trap to remove debris, hair etc. that may build up over time.

Built in P-Trap

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Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain-Lower Section (NOTE: If you are installing a horizontal drain, see Appendix 3 on page 20)

Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain-Lower Section (NOTE: If you are installing a horizontal drain, see Appendix 3 on page 20) Multi-Panels Vertical Drain Components: Cover Plate assembly with small rubber gasket and stainless steel grate Locking Flange Threaded Collar Rubber Gasket

Shower Drain Centre point

Exit Spout

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Lower Drain Assembly with built-in P-Trap

Drain Adapter FIG. 2a

FIG. 2b

Cut and remove subfloor around the drain area to expose the floor joists (only necessary if you do not have access to the plumbing from beneath the floor).

Locate the center of SHOWER TRAY drain location (you can use the shower tray as a template) & record the distance of the center point from each wall.

Set the position of the 2” ABS Drain Waste Pipe so that: 1. It is centered below the drain basin of the Shower Tray.

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The Vertical Drain Components.

10 cm

Shower Drain Centre point

FIG. 2c

FIG. 2e

FIG. 2d 2. The end of the drain waste pipe sits 10cm below the surface of the subfloor (note that by running a level across the subfloor, we can use the bottom of the level to represent the height of the subfloor surface).

FIG. 2f Dry fit the Multi-Panels Drain Adapter to the Multi-Panels Drain Assembly - Be sure to insert the drain exit spout of the Drain Assembly fully into the adapter.

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FIG. 2g Next, dry fit the lower drain body with adapter attached over top of the 2” ABS waste pipe and press down firmly so that the 2” ABS waste pipe inserts fully into the opposite end of the adapter (note the adapter shown in this picture is from an earlier version – your adapter will be made of grey ABS material).

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Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain-Lower Section (NOTE: If you are installing a horizontal drain, see Appendix 3 on page 20)

Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain-Lower Section (NOTE: If you are installing a horizontal drain, see Appendix 3 on page 20)

ABS EPOXY FIG. 2h Check for correct positioning by confirming that the lowest thread in the Threaded Collar of the Lower Drain assembly sits approximately level with the surface of the subfloor and the top of the threaded collar sits approximately 1” (2.5cm) above the surface of the sub-floor (note that by running a level across the subfloor, we can use the bottom of the level to represent the height of the subfloor surface).

FIG. 2j 2. Thread the flange over the Threaded Drain Collar and then firmly tighten using finger tab washers (as shown).

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FIG. 2i Now confirm the correct drain position relative to the Shower Tray Drain Basin 1. Dry fit the shower tray over the drain

FIG. 2k 3. Check to ensure that the top rim of the Threaded Drain Collar sits flush or slightly below the top inside rim of the drain flange (as shown). If the collar sits higher than the flange surface it must be sanded down until flush or you will need to adjust the position of the 2” ABS drain pipe.

FIG. 2l Remove the drain flange & shower tray and then permanently connect the drain, drain adapter and 2” ABS waste pipe together using ABS plumbing epoxy.

FIG. 2m

FIG. 2n

We are now preparing to replace the subfloor cut-out by securing 1” x 1” support studs to the sides of both floor joists. The studs are positioned at a height that will allow the surface of the replaced portion of the subfloor to sit flush with the surface of the existing floor.

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Step 2: Installing the Vertical Drain-Lower Section (NOTE: If you are installing a horizontal drain, see Appendix 3 on page 20)

Step 3: Installing the Shower Tray

6.5”

FIG. 2o Now replace the floor section over the drain – note that while the subfloor section was removed, we cut a 6.5” diameter hole centered over the drain location. This will allow the Lower drain assembly to fit through the floor. Now secure the floor section into the support studs with wood screws.

FIG. 3a

FIG. 2p

Apply modified thinset to the bottom of the shower tray: • • • • •

Begin by turning the tray upside down. Remove any product labels and debris. Prepare modified thinset by mixing it to the same consistency used for setting tile. Apply the modified thin set to the bottom of the shower tray. Thinset should be combed using a 1/4” x 1/4” or 3/8” x 1/4” notched trowel. The final combing motion should be in one linear direction so the lines face away from the shower walls and towards the shower entry area (door and curb location). This will allow air to escape from beneath the tray.

FIG. 3b Apply modified thinset to the shower sub floor: • First, it’s a good idea to remove the rubber gasket from the top of the drain to keep it clean and free of any thinset. • Now apply a generous layer of thinset over the entire subfloor

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• It is important to ensure that the rim of the drain basin is kept clean and free of any thinset so that it can butt up cleanly against the drain gasket during installation. We suggest that you leave a small area around the shower drain free of thinset – this will not only help to keep the area around the drain clean but as you will see – it will also allow a clean area for your fingers to grip the shower tray through the drain hole when you place it into the shower. • Otherwise ensure you have complete coverage over the rest of the surface.

FIG. 3c • Thinset should be combed using a ¼” x ¼” or 3/8” x ¼” notched trowel. • The final combing motion should be in one linear direction so the lines face away from the shower walls and towards the shower entry area (door and curb location). This will allow air to escape from beneath the tray. • It is important to ensure that the exposed portion of the drain is kept clean and free of any thinset. Leaving a small area around the shower drain relatively free of thinset will help to keep the drain clean. • Otherwise make sure that you have complete coverage over the subfloor surface.

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Step 3: Installing the Shower Tray

FIG. 3d Now, replace the rubber gasket onto drain keeping it clean and free of thinset. It is important to complete the application of thinset to both the shower tray bottom and the shower subfloor before the thinset dries.

Step 4: Install Wall Backerboard

FIG. 3e With the thinset still wet on both the shower tray and the subfloor and making sure that the comb lines on the bottom of the shower tray and subfloor are running in the same direction – lay the shower tray down over the subfloor being careful to leave the drain clean and free of thinset.

FIG. 4a

FIG. 4b

Begin wall panel installation by measuring the wall for the required board size.

Cut Wall Board to size • The Multi-Panel wall panels are light weight and easy to work with and can be cut with a utility knife. • Simply measure and mark the board – then, using a metal ruler as a guide, score and cut the board with a utility knife. Be sure to cut all the way through the board to ensure a clean edge for a better seal during installation.

wall board

3”

1.25” tray

floor curb

FIG. 3f

FIG. 3g

FIG. 4c

Now Secure the Shower tray by applying pressure to it. It is also a good idea to apply weight to the surface while the thinset dries being careful not to damage the shower tray – stacked tile cases or bags of thinset provide a perfect weight.

Dry fit the cut wall board to confirm fit.

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HINT: Wall boards that cover the transition area beside where the curb meets the shower tray should be cut into an L-Shaped so that the wall board transitions from the elevation of the shower notch down to the floor. This will ensure that the curb has a fully covered XPS wall surface to meet when it butts up against the wall (note – measurements shown are approximate and should be verified to your specific installation).

FIG. 4d To protect the shower tray during installation of the wall panels - lay a scrap piece of the panel over the tray to act as a knee/step board.

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Step 4: Install Wall Backerboard

REMEMBER: To ensure a waterproof installation it is critical that sealant be applied generously to all shower tray notches and between board joints before joining the parts together. Surface applied sealant alone will not create a waterproof bond. It is also important to ensure that the surfaces receiving the are free and clear of any thinset residue – thinset under the FIG. 4e sealant sealant could allow moisture to wick through and leak.

Making sure that the notched area of the shower base tray is free of any debris or dirt - Begin the wall installation by running a thick bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant into the shower Tray notch and then up along the corner stud where the edge of the board will meet the wall stud. You will want a thick bead so that the adhesive sealant will fill and overflow out of the seam when the board is firmly and completely inserted into the notch and against the wall stud. Back trowel and flatten excess sealant throughout the process.

FIG. 4g Apply pressure to insert the tabs of the washers into the board.

Step 4: Install Wall Backerboard

FIG. 4f Now, mark the wall stud locations for the Galvanized Washer Tabs and Galvanized Screws (the screws and washers are available from your Multi-Panels Dealer). The washers should be placed over each wall stud in horizontal rows spaced every 12” from the floor (you may want to use a chalk line to mark the stud locations). The first horizontal row of washers should be placed approximately 12” above the floor line (do not apply washers along the bottom of the wall at the floor line as this will stress and potentially disrupt the bonding of the Adhesive Sealant

FIG. 4h Repeat the entire process for the adjacent wall.

FIG. 4i Begin to apply the next horizontal row of board by applying a continuous ½” bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Adhesive Sealant along horizontal edges of the installed boards and along the corner stud where the new board will meet the stud. Apply the new board firmly against the seams.

FIG. 4k

FIG. 4j Insert the tabs washers and secure the panel using galvanized screws. Note: All board to board seams require the washers to be placed evenly between the joint so that the washer sits evenly over both pieces of adjoining board. This will encourage a flush transition between boards. Note also that, while not shown here, any vertical seams between boards must be centered over a wall stud to allow backing support for both of the adjoining boards.

FIG. 4l

Repeat the entire process for the adjacent wall.

Now, secure the board through the washers using the Galvanized Screws. The washers should be slightly counter sunk into the wall board.

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Step 5: Apply a Surface Seal

FIG. 5a

Step 6: Installing the Drain-Top Section

FIG. 5b Now apply an additional continuous ½” bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Sealant along the surface of all the seams and over all of the screws & washers making sure that no metal remains exposed. This additional sealant will provide a surface flashing that will bolster the joint seal -Trowel back and smooth the sealant so that seams are covered with a minimum 1” bleed of sealant coverage on each side of the seam and a minimum 1” bleed around all tab washers. The Adhesive Sealant will superficially cure within 30 minutes of application. An inside corner trowel is ideal for troweling along the corner joints.

FIG. 6a Prepare the shower tray drain Basin for silicone sealant and the attachment of the drain flange by cleaning the basin thoroughly with an Acetone cleaner to ensure the surface is clean and free of grease.

FIG. 6b Using a mold resistant silicone designed specifically for shower or wet room applications, apply the silicone into the gap between the threaded drain collar and the drain basin of the shower tray. Be sure to also apply a zigzag bead of silicone all the way around the drain basin (as shown).

FIG. 5c

FIG. 6c Finish the shower tray and Drain installation by threading the flange back over the drain collar – firmly hand tighten the collar and then use finger tab washers (as shown) to firmly tighten the flange into place.

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FIG. 6d Remember to ensure that the top rim of the Threaded Drain Collar sits flush or slightly below the top inside rim of the drain flange (as shown). If the collar sits higher than the flange surface then the collar must be sanded down until flush.

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Step 6: Installing the Drain-Top Section

FIG. 6e The Cover Plate Assembly will be pressure fitted into the drain - we suggest lining the outside surface of the Cover Plate Assembly Cup with Vaseline to ease the insertion into the drain.

FIG. 6g During installation (once you have determined the surface height of your tile), the height of the cover plate assembly will need to be adjusted so that the square rim of the Cover Plate Assembly sits slightly below the tile surface to allow the shower to drain. The height of the cover plate assembly is adjusted by removing it and trimming it from the bottom.

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Step 7: Curb Installation

FIG. 6f Note that the stainless steel grate is removable after installation so that you can access the built in P-Trap. You can remove the P-Trap to remove debris, hair etc. that may build up over time.

FIG. 6h The rubber gasket on the assembly is simply moved or rolled above the desired cut line and then the assembly is trimmed with a saw. After cutting, the gasket must be rolled back down into the lowest remaining groove. Then re-insert the cover plate assembly.

FIG. 7a The Multi-Panels curb is notched to interlock with the notched edge of the Multi-Panels Shower Base Tray.

FIG. 7c Apply a bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure adhesive sealant into the notched edge of the shower tray and the notched edge of the curb & apply a circular bead of the sealant to both ends of the curb and to each wall where they will meet the curb. Pressure fit the curb into place by pushing in and down.

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FIG. 7b Apply thinset mortar to the bottom of the curb and to the floor area under the curb. Comb the thinset away from the shower.

FIG. 7d Add another bead of the adhesive sealant to all curb surface seams and trowel back and flatten to create a minimum 1” bleed of sealant on each side of the seam. Trowel back and flatten the sealant.

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Appendix 1: Installing the Optional Shower Niche

40 cm

10 cm

40 cm

5 cm 1.2 cm

APP. FIG. 1aA-1 The Multi-Panels Niche is installed into a 15 ¾” x 15 ¾” (40cm x 40cm) cut out in the Multi-Panels XPS wall panel. The cut-out is centered between 16” OC wall studs so an equal portion of the stud faces are exposed on each side.

NOTE: You can create 90 degree corner curbs for glass-walled showers by mitering curb ends and joining them together with the polyurethane adhesive sealant. READY FOR TILE:

APP. FIG. 1cA-3 Pressure fit the Niche into the cut-out.

Wait at least 30 minutes for the final application of the sealant to superficially cure, and your shower will be ready for tile. NOTE: If a water flood test is required before tiling wait at least 3 hours from the final application of the adhesive sealant before performing the water flood test.

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APP. FIG. 1bA-2 Apply a thick bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant to completely cover all 4 edges of the cut-out.

APP. FIG. 1dA-4 Insert 2 galvanized tab washers into each side of the niche. Ensure that the washers are placed evenly between the joint so that the washer sits evenly over both the niche and the adjoining wall panel. This will encourage a flush transition between components. Now secure with galvanized screws.

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Appendix 1: Installing the Optional Shower Niche

Appendix 2: Constructing and Installing an Optional Bench Seat Benches can be created using Multi-Panels 2” thick construction board. The angled bench consists of 4 panels: two side supports, the front and the top (seat). The vertical edges of the side supports and of the front panel are mitred to ensure a tight joint.

1.

The top edges of the side supports must be cut on a slight angle to create a downward (back to front) slant that will prevent water from settling on the bench seat.

2.

front front

APP. 1e

APP. 1f

Now apply an additional continuous ½” bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Sealant along the surface of all the seams and over the hardware until no metal is visible. Trowel back and flatten the sealant along the surface.

Optional shelving can be created from the Multi-Panels ½” wall panels or 2” thick Building Panel and affixed using the 3M 550 Fast Cure Adhesive Sealant.

APP. 2a

APP. 2b

1. Begin by constructing and then dry fitting the side supports to the front panel. When a correct fit is confirmed, join the panels together using a continuous zigzag bead of the polyurethane adhesive sealant along the entire length of each panel edge to create the bench frame. Back trowel and flatten excess sealant throughout the process.

2. Now attach the bench frame to the shower wall panels and floor using the polyurethane adhesive sealant (spread generously across the entire back of the frame to ensure full coverage). 3. Attach the seat to the top of the bench frame using a continuous zigzag bead of the polyurethane adhesive sealant along the entire length of each panel edge and along the wall where it will meet the seat. Position the seat and apply pressure.

1.

2.

1.

top 2.

APP. 2c

APP. 1g

3. Completely cover the exposed blue front edge of the shelf with a skim coat of the polyurethane adhesive sealant.

4. There will be a slight gap between the bottom edge of the front panel and the shower floor (caused by the slope of the shower tray). The gap must be filled with fiberglass mesh tape (purchased separately) that is imbedded into a skim coat of modified thinset and then covered by an additional skim coat layer. 5. Completely cover the exposed blue front edge of the seat with a skim coat of the polyurethane adhesive sealant.

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1. Apply a thick bead of 3M 550 Fast Cure Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant to desired shelf location in the niche. 2. Trim the shelf to size and pressure fit it into the niche.

4. Complete the installation by applying a continuous ½” bead of the sealant along all surface seams – back trowel flat so that so that seams are covered with a minimum 1” bleed of sealant coverage on each side of the seam.

APP. 2d 6. Complete the installation by applying a continuous ½” bead of the sealant along all surface seams – back trowel flat so that so that seams are covered with a minimum 1” bleed of sealant coverage on each side of the seam. 7. Note, larger rectangular seats should be supported every 18” along the span using Multi-Panels 2” thick building panels.

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Appendix 3: Installing a Horizontal Drain (NOTE: If you are installing the vertical drain configuration then skip back to page 2) Note: The platform is necessary to support the drain and prevent it from sinking under water load.

Stud Wall

Appendix 3: Installing a Horizontal Drain (NOTE: If you are installing the vertical drain configuration then skip back to page 2)

Drain Centre Point

Shower Tray

Integrated Drain Basin

Sub-floor

Shower Drain Centre point

Sub-floor

60 cm 2” ABS

Platform Location Cleats attached to both floor joists

• Position support platform so that platform surface sits 60cm below the surface of the sub-foor • Centre the platform on the drain centre point

APP. 3e FIG. APP.A-1 3a Cut and remove subfloor around the drain area to expose the floor joists (this step is only necessary if you do not have access to the plumbing from beneath the floor).

Create a support platform for the Horizontal Drain Assembly: 1. Using 1” x 1” lumber create and attach strapping cleats to left and right floor joists. 2. Create and attach a plywood platform surface on top of the cleats. 3. Locate the strapping cleats and platform so that the surface of the platform sits 60cm below the surface of the subfloor and centered below the drain Center point.

FIG. APP.A-2 3b Locate the center of SHOWER TRAY drain location (you can use the shower tray as a template) & record the distance of the center point from each wall.

Stud Wall

FIG. APP.A-3 3d

Multi-Panels Horizontal Drain Components: Cover Plate assembly with small rubber gasket and stainless steel grate Locking Flange Threaded Collar Rubber Gasket

Exit Spout

Drain Adapter FIG. APP.A-1 3c The Horizontal Drain Components

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Shower Tray Drain Centre Point

Sub-floor

Sub-floor

X

Lower Drain Assembly with built-in P-Trap

2” ABS inserted into adapter

Exit Spout Drain Adapter APP. 3f

(positioned with bulge to left or right side)

Y

APP. 3g

Platform Surface Cleat

Positioning the 2” ABS Waste Pipe

Dry fit the Multi-Panels Drain Adapter to the Multi-Panels Drain Assembly:

Dry fit-the drain and adaptor to the 2” ABS Waste Pipe using a repetitive trial & error process:

• Be sure to insert the drain exit pipe of the Drain Assembly fully into the adapter. • Set the bulge in the adaptor to either the left or right side.

• Manually rest the drain on the platform in a location that maintains the drains center alignment with the Shower Tray Drain Center Point • Establish the dimensions for “X” (Height: the required distance of the 2” ABS waste drain pipe from the bottom of the subfloor) and “Y” (Length: the required length of the 2” waste drain pipe so that it can fully insert into the wide end of the drain adaptor while maintaining the alignment of the drain center point.

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Appendix 3: Installing a Horizontal Drain (NOTE: If you are installing the vertical drain configuration then skip back to page 2)

FIG. APP.A-1 3h Once the 2” ABS Drain Waste Pipe has been positioned we can now check for correct location by confirming the following: • the drain unit opening is centered to match the Shower Tray Drain Center Point.

FIG. APP.A-2 3i • the lowest thread in the Threaded Collar of the Lower Drain assembly sits approximately level with the surface of the subfloor and the top of the threaded collar sits approximately 1” (2.5cm) above the surface of the sub-floor (note that by running a level across the subfloor, we can use the bottom of the level to represent the height of the subfloor surface).

Appendix 3: Installing a Horizontal Drain (NOTE: If you are installing the vertical drain configuration then skip back to page 2)

FIG. APP.A-1 3l 2. Thread the flange over the Threaded Drain Collar and then firmly tighten using finger tab washers (as shown).

APP. FIG. A-2 3m 3. Check to ensure that the top rim of the Threaded Drain Collar sits flush or slightly below the top inside rim of the drain flange (as shown). If the collar sits higher than the flange surface it must be sanded down until flush.

ABS EPOXY FIG. APP.A-3 3j Create a brace to secure the 2” ABS Waste pipe. The diameter of the brace hole should be oversized enough to allow approximately 1.5 cm of vertical and horizontal movement of the waste pipe (this step is only necessary if you do not have access to the plumbing from beneath the floor – the brace will secure the drain unit in place as you tighten the drain flange in the next step.

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FIG. APP.A-4 3k Now confirm the correct drain position relative to the Shower Tray Drain Basin 1. Dry fit the shower tray over the drain.

FIG. APP.A-3 3n Remove the drain flange and the shower tray and then permanently connect the drain, drain adapter and 2” ABS waste pipe using ABS plumbing epoxy.

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Appendix 3: Installing a Horizontal Drain (NOTE: If you are installing the vertical drain configuration then skip back to page 2)

Appendix 4: Code and Standard Compliances

Product Description and Range Certification

The XPS Tile-Backer Boards and Shower Tray are certified in accordance with ICC-ES (PMG Listing-1332). They meet the standards of ASTM testing for fire and waterproofing and are suitable boards as part of waterproof installations.

Compliance with the following codes: 2015, 2012 and 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) 2015, 2012 and 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2015, 2012 and 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) 2015, 2012 and 2009 National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC) ICC-ES PMG-1332 approval number APP. 3o

APP. 3p

Compliance with the following standard: ANSI A118.10-2014 Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membrane for Thin-set Ceramic tiles and Stone installation. Ceramic tiles must comply with ANSI A137.1. IAPMO PS 106-2015e1 Tileable Shower Receptors and Shower Kits ASME A 112.6.3-2001 (R07) Floor and tech Drains

We are now preparing to replace the subfloor cut-out by securing 1” x 1” support studs to the sides of both floor joists. The studs are positioned at a height that will allow the surface of the replaced portion of the subfloor to sit flush with the surface of the existing floor.

Technical Properties:

6.5”

APP. 3q Now replace the floor section over the drain – note that while the subfloor section was removed, we cut a 6.5” diameter hole centered over the drain location. This will allow the Lower drain assembly to fit through the floor. Now secure the floor section into the support studs with wood screws.

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APP. 3r Now return to Step 3 (page 7) to complete the installation.

Property ½” ASTM test method Requirement thickness Hydrostatic pressure ANSI 48 hours resistance A 118.10-08 Fungus and Micro ANSI 14 days 82,4 – 86 F organism growth A 118.10-08 and 85 – 96% humidity resistance Compressive Strength ASTM D 1621 248 kPa (36 psi) Impact Load IAPMO Z 124 A 5 Inch Dia weight 10 lbs Linear Expansion ASTM D 1037 ≤ 0.07% Tensile Strength ASTM D 1623 >228 kPa (33 psi) Shear Strength Dry ANSI A 118.10-08 50 Psi Shear Strength Wet ANSI A 118.10-08 50 Psi Surface Burning ASTM E 84 Flame/Smoke 75/450 Characteristics Drain Body ASME A 112.6.3-2001

Average of Specimens Tested No leakage

Pass/Fail

No Growth

Pass

86.32 psi No Damage 0.06% 67.13 psi Average 66.66 psi Average 78.04 psi 10/250

Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

Pass

Pass

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Appendix 5: Warranty Information

Warranty This warranty covers: The warranty covers the ICC-ES certification PMG scope/values and we confirm that we give a warranty for a period of 10 years, beginning on date of delivery provided that, the Panels were cut/drilled/ stored/installed/used in the prescribed system components etc. according to this ”Installation Manual". The warranty does not cover: color fading due to UV light, environmental impact on the Boards such as pollution etc. Replacement: Any Multi-Panels product which does not comply with the results in the datasheet tested in accordance with ICC-ES PMG will be replaced free of charge, on condition that Multi-Panels Corporation is notified within 4 weeks after the acceptance of delivery and the claim is accepted by Multi-Panels Corporation. The warranty does not cover the transport costs or labor expenses for dismantling and dumping defective Boards and installing new Boards. Multi-Panels Corporation shall not be liable for failure of performance hereunder due to force majeure.

Disclaimer The information contained in this manual is based on Multi-Panels’ general experience, best knowledge and belief, however because of factors that fall beyond Multi-Panels’ knowledge and control, which can affect the use and function of the products, no warranty is given or implied with respect to the information. Multi-Panels’ policy is one of continuous improvement and therefore reserves the right to alter specifications at any time and without notice. In case of doubt, please contact your local Multi-Panels representative.

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