Q-1) What are the "spacers"?
Ans : Spacers
are devices that set the correct height on the strainer for different thicknesses of flooring materials. The size of a spacer is measured from waterproofing to the top of finished flooring. If the tile is 3/8" and the thin set bed is 1/8" the required spacer is going to be 1/2". If an additional concrete bed is required the spacer size has to be specified accordingly.
Q-2) What kind of waterproofing can I use with ProLine Drains?
Ans : Almost any kind of waterproofing can be used with ProLine Drains. Our recommendation is Noble TS since it is a commercially proven system with a 25 year track record.
Any kind of thin bed waterproofing will work great and provide for full utilization of advantages.
Traditional shower pan liners can be used and joints sealed with NobleSealant 150.
For "peal-and-stick" membranes the drain has to come without the factory attached flexible flange; however, keep in mind that our warranty will not cover drains without the factory attached membrane.
Q-3) Where should I install the ProLine Drain?
Ans : The drain can be installed anywhere in the shower pan if there is going to be a curb. Our recommendation is to locate the drain where people are not going to stand on it, where it require the least amount of work and be as much out of sight as possible. When a zero entry shower is required the placement is dictated by the orientation of the shower entry. In this case, ProLine Drain must be oriented parallel to the shower entry to achieve a truly accessible shower.
Q-4) What size should I order? Does the drain have to go from wall to wall?
Ans : The size of the drain depends on the anticipated finished opening of the space where the drain is going to be installed. The rough opening of the space has to be at least 2" more than the drain size being bought.
Q-5) What is the rate of slope and how do I make it?
Ans : The rate of slope is from 2% to 4% according to the building code. The slope can be achieved with the use of our Quick Slope material. Alternately, concrete or plywood substrate can be installed at a pitch or the traditional method of pouring a concrete shower pan can be used.
Q-6) How do I finish around the strainer?
Ans : The strainer has to stay removable so there is no grout or caulk placed between the tile and the strainer. The edge can be finished with Schluter tile edging or other tile edging.
Q-7) Can I install this drain in concrete floor?
Ans : Yes. This drain can be installed in any floor commercial or residential. The way to install in concrete, in addition to plywood subfloors is covered in the installation manual.
Q-8) Can ProLine Drain be used outside?
Ans : Yes. There is no problem using the system in exterior applications since the material on the drain body is 18 Gauge 316L Stainless Steel.
Q-9) Can I use your system with any flooring material?
Yes. Any flooring material can be used with this system. Materials like epoxy or urethane, sheet vinyl, tiles of any material or thickness, solid slabs or even stained and colored concrete have been successfully used. Different spacer
sizes can accomodate total finished flooring thicknesses ranging from 1/2" to 2 1/2".
Q-10) Can I use slab of marble on my shower pan?
Q-11) Can I use your drain in any shape shower?
Ans : Yes, as long as the shape does not require an arched drain.
Q-12) If I install this drain at the shower threshold do I have to worry about water running out of the shower?
No, if it is installed correctly and the output of water is less that the recommended output of the drain. Keep in mind, for zero entry threshold installations, we recommend the waves style strainer
Q-13) What is the flow rate of the drain bodies?
Ans : About 10 GPM, but this depends on the plumbing and the condition of the plumbing after the P-trap, as this is where the bottleneck is going to be. The length and the slope on the nearly horizontal pipe after the trap is the decisive factor.
Q-14) How do I save money with this drain if it is more expensive than a traditional drain?
Ans : The money savings come from the huge amount of labor saved! The larger the shower, the greater the savings.
Q-15) What are the biggest advantages of the ProLine drain?
Ans : A one-way slope in the shower pan is the key science behind this marvelous invention. The simple, beautiful aesthetic that can be achieved with ProLine, its applicability in accessible design, and the ease and speed of its installation - all make ProLine Drain an outstanding choice for your project!
Q-16) Can this drain be used in commercial installations?