#1 Home Improvement Retailer

Internet # 202822315

Model # PPK-201

Store SKU # 1000023517

Pre-Pitch Standard Installation Kit

$23.00
  • Use with any shower base pan liner system
  • Built-in slope ensures proper drainage
  • Includes hardware for installing on wood or concrete sub-floors
  • View More Details
Store
0 in stock
icon
Free & Easy Returns In Store or Online
Return this item within 90 days of purchase. Read Return Policy

Product Details

About This Product

Pre-Pitch is a sloping guide tool that creates a code compliant, sub floor pitched mudbed used underneath pan liner material to direct water towards weep holes that are an integral part of all shower floor drains. Pre-Pitch can also be used with roll-on liquid waterproofing and for creating thin-bed type foundations when using sheet membranes as water control. For standard shower sub floor areas with a centered drain or when the drain is within 36 in. of any wall. Each stick measures 1/8 in. to 7/8 in. tapered x 36 in. length. Sold 6 per package. Screws, 2-sided tape and complete instructions included. Creates the proper sub floor pitch insuring pan liner drainage Molded of high impact plastic with a reinforcing design that is lightweight and non-rotting; used on both wood and concrete subfloors Built-in pitch forms the perfect sub floor slope needed without possessing the necessary skills required Packaged with all the necessary hardware for quick and accurate installations

Highlights

  • Use with any shower liner system
  • Built-in pitch ensures proper subfloor slope to drain
  • Packaged with all necessary hardware to install on wood or concrete sub-floors Insures quick and accurate installation
  • Molded of high impact plastic with a reinforcing design that is lightweight and non-rotting
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 202822315

Model # PPK-201

Store SKU # 1000023517

Additional Resources

Shop All Goof Proof Shower

Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)

36

Product Width (in.)

4 in

Details

Color Family

Black

Flooring Type

Stone, Tile

Material

Polystyrene

Pack Size

6

Product Weight (lb.)

1.6 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty - Mark E. Industries, Inc. warrants its products are free from defects in materials and workmanship. Warranty does not cover damage due to obvious misuse, abuse or modification. We will repair or replace without change, at our option, any part that should prove defective. Part(s) must be returned, freight prepaid, with proof of purchase.

Questions & Answers

18Questions
caret
Q:I seen videos where they use these pitch sticks beneath the Membrane sheet then the others that go above the membrane sheet to tile over. This doesn't make sense since it would double the 1/4 per foot slope regulations since both kits taper 1/4" a foot.
by|Jan 7, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  When using a vinyl or roll-on liner a Pre-Pitch is needed. Pre Pitch does the mud bed under the liner to direct the moisture which collects in the liner to the weep holes around the drain and is code required. The reason it is code is it will draw the moisture by gravity away from the walls to avoid wicking up the walls and causing mildew and mold problems. Quick Pitch does the mud bed inside the liner which you install your tile on. Won't Pre-Pitch and Quick Pitch together double the pitch to ½ inch? No. The Quick Pitch Center Ring rests on top of the flange bolts of the drain which raises the system up to allow for water to flow to the weep holes and compensate for the Pre-Pitch eliminating the doubling of the pitch. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

by|Jan 8, 2024
    caret
    Q:For a 3ft by 3ft shower how much of a pitch do I need on floor? The bathroom has a floor drain and I don't want it to high so my wheel chair coustomer can get in
    by|Jan 5, 2022
    3 Answers
    Answer This Question

    A:  Just use goof proof showers. Home Depot carries all their products. Go to YouTube and look for Mark E. Industries. It will show you how to build a shover.

    by|Jan 11, 2022

      A:  Quarter inch per foot.

      by|Jan 11, 2022

        A:  the float sticks have a 1/4" pitch built in them and is code compliant.

        by|Jan 5, 2022
          caret
          Q:How do I change the pick up person when I order on line
          by|Aug 4, 2020
          2 Answers
          Answer This Question

          A:  That's not a question I can answer you need to get in touch with HD'

          by|Aug 5, 2020

            A:  I modified my order and added a pickup person very simple Or call the store and tell them

            by|Mar 29, 2023
              caret
              Q:Is this intended to be used on top of pvc pan liner
              by|May 31, 2020
              6 Answers
              Answer This Question

              A:  No. This is to get proper pitch on the floor before putting down a liner

              by|Nov 1, 2022
                2 found this answer helpful

                A:  I’m not really sure we used this to get the perfect pitch for drainage because we were making the pan using the cement mix, it’s not easy but worth the time! If you have a pan I would think it was prefabbed to have the correct pitch, I had a prefabbed pan break so I wanted to stay clear of that.

                by|Jun 3, 2020

                  A:  Yes that is what it is designed to do to get the pitch correct

                  by|Nov 1, 2022
                    1 found this answer helpful

                    A:  Yes

                    by|Jan 31, 2021

                      A:  No it goes below the pan liner set in mortar

                      by|Nov 7, 2023
                        2 found this answer helpful

                        A:  When using a vinyl or roll-on liner a Pre-Pitch is needed. Pre Pitch does the mud bed under the liner to direct the moisture which collects in the liner to the weep holes around the drain and is code required. The reason it is code is it will draw the moisture by gravity away from the walls to avoid wicking up the walls and causing mildew and mold problems. Quick Pitch does the mud bed inside the liner which you install your tile on. Won't Pre-Pitch and Quick Pitch together double the pitch to ½ inch? No. The Quick Pitch Center Ring rests on top of the flange bolts of the drain which raises the system up to allow for water to flow to the weep holes and compensate for the Pre-Pitch eliminating the doubling of the pitch. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

                        by|Nov 7, 2023
                          4 found this answer helpful
                          Showing 1-4 of 18

                          Customer Reviews

                          4.2 out of 5

                          • 4.2 out of 91 reviews
                          • 78% recommend this product
                          Filter by:
                          Showing 1-10 of 91 reviews
                          The Shower Pre Pitch Standard Installation Kit was easy to cut and locate on our shower floor following the easy to follow instructions. Once the plastic strips were secured to the floor we began laying the mortar down following the slopes of the strips. Half an hour later the water runoff slope was finished. The strips made the task an easy one. Recommended.
                          by
                          • Verified Purchase
                          First time doing a shower, previous owner did a "remodel"...
                          First time doing a shower, previous owner did a "remodel" with NO water proofing... learned the hard way. After clean up needing to rebuild on a budget YouTube academy and these help GREAT!
                          by
                          • Verified Purchase
                          I used the pre-pitch, quick pitch, weep hole protector and curb kit. These were essential for me...
                          I used the pre-pitch, quick pitch, weep hole protector and curb kit. These were essential for me as a DIYer to get a professional end result. I'd highly recommend the entire system to anyone looking for a perfect shower pan and curb system installation that meets code. Making a shower pan is still very hard work but this system eliminates much of the stress associated with a DIYer's lack of experience - especially if you watch the Goof Proof Youtube videos. Also on the Goof Proof website there is a support phone number if you have any questions. In my case I did and they answered right away and were very helpful. Great product and people that will support your installation.
                          by
                            • Recommended
                            8 found this review helpful
                            Beware!!! DO NOT BUY!!!!!
                            My husband installed these in our Master Bathroom shower. 2 months after tile install we started to notice a pattern in the floor. Tiles began cracking and water was getting under our marble mosaic. The pattern was exactly were we had installed the pre pitch plastic strips. The tiles were cracking in those areas. Come to find out, the plastic pre pitch can not hold the weight of the mortar and marble tile. We now have to bust up the entire shower floor, remove the plastic pre pitch and start from scratch. A very expensive and stressful lesson!!! DO NOT BUY!!!!!
                            by
                            • DIY
                            19 found this review helpful
                            They worked like a charm, so easy to install
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Worked great. Highly recommend.
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Worked perfectly! We used liquid nails to hold them in place however since we did not feel that the double-sided tape provided would hold them in place when we applied the mortar.
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Works good. Follow directions. Do not cut off...
                            Works good. Follow directions. Do not cut off small end. Make sure shower drain is flat on floor. Make hole in floor large enough for screw bases to be below floor and not on top of floor.
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Worked great perfect slopes...
                            Worked great perfect slopes
                            by
                            • Verified Purchase
                            Showing 1-10 of 91 reviews

                            Compare Similar Items

                            current item

                            Flooring Type

                            Stone, Tile

                            Stone, Tile

                            Ceramic, Porcelain, Stone, Tile

                            Ceramic, Porcelain, Stone, Tile

                            Material

                            Polystyrene

                            Polystyrene

                            PVC

                            ABS Plastic