Mark E Industries, Inc. the inventor of the tile industry leading least expensive shower pan, tile ready shower base installation system manufactured in the USA introduces Goof Proof Showers.. With our system one can construct any size or shape shower base and shower pan with single or multiple shower curb thresholds, left, right or centered drain, wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant tile ready showers. All kits have the built in code required slope and can be used with any shower base pan liner system currently on the market today. Quick-Pitch Standard Kit permits construction of a standard 36 in. x 60 in. shower areas with a centered drain, or custom shower areas where the drain is within 36 in. of each wall.Included in each package is one each Center Ring and 6 each Standard Float Sticks (1 in. to 1 3/4 in. taper x 36 in. length) that attach in any of the 24 slots on the Center Ring.
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92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
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92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
Having never laid a shower pan before and with very little deck mud experience, I opted to spring for the Pre-Pitch and Quick Pitch systems. They definitely made the process much easier & I'm confident improved my end result. The system is very easy to use & there are great videos on the company’s website that detail how the product should be installed. Once you’ve measured and cut your float sticks (I used a circular saw to cut mine but they’re just PVC, so they’re pretty easy to cut), they press into the ring & sit over your drain & you just fill one cell at a time, screeding the deck mud until it’s even with the top of the sticks. It’s important to note that because it sits over the drain screws, it adds an additional ¼ of an inch to the height of the shower base. Initially, I was judging where the shower floor would line up off the height of the sticks, but it ended up being slightly higher (not a big deal unless you’re pushing the minimum 2” interior curb height above your drain).
My only complaint is that most showers, if done as they suggest, will require 8 sticks and they only give you 6. I feel like at this price, the customer deserves a full 8 sticks without having to purchase an add-on. With that said, I didn’t purchase additional sticks and still made it work. It was a little trickier in the two wider cells, but nothing too bad.
All in all, it’s a major timesaver & it’s easy to use. I definitely recommend both the Pre Pitch & the Quick Pitch to anyone who’s even a little unsure about their ability to evenly lay a shower pan at the correct pitch.
I have a variety of previous experience doing home remodel and repair, however this was the first time doing a shower pan. I used the Goof Proof slope sticks to help define a smooth, even, surface for the shower floor, prior to tile. The slope sticks worked out really well!!!
I've been in the tile trade for 30+ years and still enjoy the ease of this product to do quick slopes for custom made shower pans. You may wish to obtain 2 extra sticks so you can get a complete "asteric" on the floor.
I am a remodeler in the New Orleans area and started using the quick pitch system about a year ago. I've used it 6 times already and order one every time a make a shower. Gets the right pitch fast and easy!
I bought this product so I could remodel my Master Bathroom. Great product, the only flaw I found was this universal center ring will not work with square drains. If you plan on installing a square drain order Model # QPUCR-108.
Item is straight forward and easy to assemble giving you proper slope. Now, that being said, don't think you can just flow into your shower and magically get a perfect slope with mud. There is a some skill needed to screed the mud slope correct in between the struts. Just be sure you are confident with the process prior to beginning. Great item all in all.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Looks Great, Great Value
I had never build my own shower pan before but when I saw this device on line I thought I could do it. My shower pan turned out beautifully. Now I have a perfect shower and the satisfaction of doing it myself. With this device, YOU CAN DO IT. Whether you have never built your own shower pan or have done several, this great little tool will help make you job easier.
I'd heard about these online, but was unable to find locally (Seattle area) -- not even at Home Depot. Allowed me to easily set the final slope for my shower.
Note that you need both pre-pitch and quick-pitch for a complete solution: this was not clear in the write-ups that I found online.
My two complaints: (a) very expensive for a few hunks of plastic, and (b) could do with at least 2 more angled rails (they ship 6, really needs 8).
And to this point I have both a complaint (just voiced) and a rave. I completed pouring the floor late on a Sunday: late enough that the final batch of mix was done in the dark. You know how it goes when you're in a hurry -- not so well. And in this case I wound up with a low spot in between widely spaced rails that I didn't notice for 24 hours. Some online research indicated that the only correct fix is to remove the concrete and re-pour. That turned out to be easy, and because the quick-pitch defines a clean zone, it was easy to re-pour and get the slope right. I have a friend who, after two attempts (literally two floors poured on top of each other), still has a low spot. He poured without this aid.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Quick-Pitch Standard Shower Kit
from tucson, as
Overall a great idea and makes it easier
PostedMarch 7, 2012
My only advice is to make sure you pack in the mortor in and around the sticks really well.
goof proof shower kit/extension kit is easy to install for standard shower stall as well as custom designs--additional accessory kits available on line also to get a quick and easy and professional result--good product line for diy as well as professional people--will be ordering more for future jobs-thanks
I haven't installed it yet because we're still framing out the shower but the reason I purchased it was because it was a simple do-it-yourself kit that even I should be able to do. The only thing I had an issue with was finding pre-mixed 4 part sand and 1 part Portland Cement.
I installed pre pitch and then quick pitch on a concrete floor. The problem is that you have to make your original floor completely flat first. That takes a lot of work. For that effort, it would have been much cheaper to leave the original floor as is, scribe a level line on the wall, and mortar the pre pitch slope by hand. The instructions casually tell you to level the floor. That was a huge unnecessary step for a slab situation. I spoke to the President of Mark E Industries. He was quick to dismiss each and every concern and product design issue I encountered in the process. I absolutely would not suggest you use these products. Do not let the positive comments lead you to believe this system is worth trying. I hired a professional to pack the last mortar step and he pointed out flaw after flaw, and tried to compensate for these flaws with the mortar.
5out of14found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Quick-Pitch Standard Shower Kit
Not so goof proof
PostedJuly 19, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
I used a square shower drain which is apparently not standard, because the shower ring sent with the kit wouldn't work. Had to order the universal center ring. Also ordered more arms because it wasn't enough for my "standard" shower. The weephole protector caused my quick-pitch system to lose the pitch, so called Mark-E-Industries. They instructed me to do something that didn't work, but I got the idea and made something work. I don't feel this is a good kit for someone with zero experience.