American Standard Town Square Shower Walls 4834.SWTS, Town Square Shower Walls 3636.SWTS, 6042.BWTS, Town Square 3838.CWTS User Manual

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Installation Instructions

 

 

 

CORIAN® SOLID SURFACE

 

 

 

BATH AND SHOWER WALLS

Corner

Alcove

Bath Tub

 

TOWN SQUARE MODELS:

4834.SWTS, 3636.SWTS, 3838.CWTS, 6042.BWTS

Certified to comply with ANSI Z124.1; Z-124-2;Z-124.3.Observe all local plumbing and building codes.

OTHER MODELS:

3232.LSW, 3636.LSW, 4242.LSW, 4834.LSW, 6034.LSW 3636.LCW, 3838.LCW, 4242.LCW, 6060.LCW 6030.LBW, 6032.LBW, 7236.LBW

Thank you for selecting American-Standard...thebenchmark of fine quality

for over 100 years. To ensure that your installation proceeds smoothly--pleaseread these instructions carefully before you begin.

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN....

Unpack your new shower walls and inspect them carefully for damage. Verify that the walls are the correct size for your installation. Save the shipping carton to use as a template. Refer to American Standard roughing-ininformation for specific dimensions for each model.

TOOLS & MATERIALS REQUIRED....

 

 

TOOLS:

 

 

MATERIALS:

Carbide Drill & Hole

Masking Tape

4 Tubes Clear Silicone Caulking For Shower

 

Saw or Sabre Saw

Hot-MeltGlue Gun (optional)

 

or 5 Tubes Clear Silicone Caulking For Bath

Tape Measure

Level

Hot Melt Glue and/or props and/or braces

Caulking Gun

Denatured Alcohol

 

 

Razor (Utility) Knife

 

Solvent

 

 

Grease Pencil

 

 

 

 

NOTE Take extra care in handling the front surfaces of the walls. Use onlynon-abrasivecloths to avoid scratching.

HOTLINE FOR HELP

FOR TOLL FREE INFORMATION AND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS, CALL: 1 (800) 442-1902,in Canada call 1 (800)387-0369.

Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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WALL SURFACE PREPARATION:

Corian® solid surface shower walls can be installed onwater-proofdrywall, plaster, Wonderboard®, ormarine-gradeplywood. Regular drywall is not recommended.

1.Remove any loose pieces of wall surface and repair to make a flat, plumb and square surface.

2.Clean the surface with denatured alcohol to insure good panel bonding.

3.Prime or water seal raw plaster, wallboard or spackling prior to installation.

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CORIAN® is a registered trademark of the DuPont Corporation.

2 INSTALLATION PROCEDURES:

IMPORTANT The shower base or bath must be in place before the shower walls can be installed. Make sure that these

fixtures are installed correctly and are level. Please cover the

CARDBOARD

 

fixtures with plastic or cardboard to prevent damage during

FRONT EDGE

TEMPLATE

installation. Allow 1/8" gap per width of panel for expansion.

OF TEMPLATE

 

 

 

 

FRONT EDGE

This applies especially to applications where both vertical

 

 

 

 

OF PANEL

sides are restricted, such as between end walls. Also, allow

 

 

 

1/16" to 1/8" space at the bottom between the panels and

 

 

(PANEL SHOWN

the bath or shower base.

 

 

ON BACKSIDE)

 

 

FRONT

HOLE LOCATIONS FOR FIXTURES:

 

 

 

 

 

1.Turn off hot and cold supplies remove existing handles, escutcheons and shower head & arm.

2. Cut a template from the shipping carton the width & length of

BOTTOM EDGE

the side panel, mark the template "front". See Fig. 1.

OF PANEL

 

3. Draw a vertical line from the top corner of the bath or

 

 

 

shower base using a level to 1" below the ceiling.

 

 

FIG.1

 

See Fig. 2 & 3.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Measure the centers of the shower head pipe

 

 

 

 

and faucet valve stem(s) as referenced from the

 

 

 

 

top of the mounting surface shim (made from

 

 

 

 

narrow wooden strips or plastic) and the vertical

 

 

 

 

line made in step no. 3.

 

 

 

 

5. Transfer these hole locations to the cardboard

 

 

 

 

template and cut holes in the template large

 

 

 

 

enough to fit over the faucet valve stem(s) and

 

 

PENCIL

 

the shower pipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE

 

6. Place the template on the wall and align the front

 

 

 

 

edge with the pencil line scribed from step no. 3.

 

 

 

 

Check for accuracy of the holes. If a hole is off,

 

 

 

 

place masking tape over the incorrect hole and

 

 

 

 

spot the new, correct center. Mark the front of

 

 

 

 

the template (side facing you) for later

1/16" TO

 

1/16" TO

 

identification.

 

 

 

 

1/8" SHIM

 

 

 

BATH

1/8" SHIM

SHOWER BASE

7. Place the side wall on the floor with the grooves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

facing toward the floor and place front of the

 

FIG.2

 

 

template on top (facing down). See Fig. 1 Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sure the front of the template is lined up with the

 

 

 

 

front edge of the panel, and the bottom corresponds to the top of the

 

 

 

shower base. Line up the front and bottom edges and mark the hole

 

 

 

centers on the shower wall with a grease pencil.

 

 

 

 

8. Drill holes in the panel. Using a carbide hole saw, drill holes of sufficient

 

 

 

size to allow for clearance of stems and valves, and to allow for future

 

 

 

servicing of these components. Make sure that the holes can be covered

 

 

 

by the escutcheon. Drill holes from the backside of the panel to avoid

 

 

 

chipping the front surface.

 

 

 

 

9. After drilling the holes, dry fit the panel against the wall and check for

 

FRONT

 

 

 

 

accuracy lining-upthe edges of the panel with the traced line from step

 

 

 

no. 3.

 

 

PENCIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE

 

 

IMPORTANT:

USE ROUTER, SPADE BITS, TWIST DRILLS OR

1/16" TO

 

 

HOLE SAWS ONLY. DO NOT USE AUGER BITS.

1/8" SHIM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG.3

 

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PANEL INSTALLATION:

1.Apply a 1/4" bead of silicone to each side of corner(s). Place corner pieces into corners and secure with props and/or braces and/or hot melt glue. Shim corner pieces 1/16" to 1/8" up from tub or shower base. Let dry. See Figs. 4 & 5.

2.Dry-fitthe back panel to the back wall, centering the panel between the two corner pieces. You should have the same gap between the corner and the panel on both sides. See Fig. 6.

Remember to shim the panel up from fixture. With the panel in place, trace a line across the top edge to serve as a guide for alignment and silicone application. Repeat this process for remaining wall(s).

3.GLUING PANELS TO WALL:

Bond one panel at a time. Apply silicone onto the premarked wall to within 1/2" of the pencil lines.

Apply a 1/4" bead of silicone sealant 3/8" from edge of the backside of the panel. Install the back panel and secure in place with props and/or braces and/or hot melt glue. Wipe excess sealant with a damp cloth.

Repeat this procedure until all panels are installed. See Fig. 6.

HOT MELT GLUE

OPTIONAL

1/4" SILICONE BEAD

FIG.4

WATERPROOF 1/4" SILICONE DRYWALL

BEAD

CORNER

PIECE

FIG.5

TRACE LINE

HERE

BACK PANEL

GAP

FIG.6

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SPLIT BACK-PANELINSTRUCTIONS (for Back walls that are 48" to 72" wide)

These back-panelsare split horizontally in the center of the grooves to hide the seams. The bottom panel should be installed first, and the top panel will "slide" over the tongue of the bottom panel to make a seamless appearance.

1.After corner pieces are set and dried, dry-fitthe bottom panel to the back wall, centering the panel between the two corner pieces. You should have the same gap between the corner piece and the panel on both sides. See Fig. 6. (Remember to shim the panel up from the shower base or bath tub.) With the bottom half panel in place, trace a line across the tongue to serve as a guide for alignment and adhesive application.

2.Apply silicone onto the premarked wall to within 1/2" of the

pencil lines. Apply a 1/4" bead of silicone sealant on the edge of the backside of the panel. Install the bottom half of the back panel and secure in place with props and/or braces and/or hot melt glue. Wipe excess sealant with a damp cloth.

3. After the bottom half of the panel is set and dried, the top panel can be installed. Dry fit the top half of the panel and check for alignment with pre-drawnlines, corner pieces, and bottom panel half. Apply silicone onto thepre-markedtop half wall to within 1/2" of the pencil lines.

Apply a 1/4" bead of silicone sealant in the groove of the top panel as shown in Fig. 7 on the following page. Apply a 1/4" bead of silicone sealant 3/8" from the edge of the sides of the panel. Install the top half of the back panel and secure in place with props and/or braces. Wipe excess sealant with a damp cloth. See Figs. 7 & 8 below.

SUGGESTED BRACE 3/4" PLYWOOD 4" x 4"

BACK PANEL

BRACING EXAMPLE

(BRACING NOT SUPPLIED)

SEE ALTERNATE

METHOD ALSO

ALTERNATE BRACING METHOD:

Pull panel away from the wall at the top and apply a dab of hot melt glue to subsurface at each panel corner. Immediately press entire panel into position. Hold panel in place for 10 to 15 seconds.

TOP

PANEL TO TOP OF PANEL

APPLY

SEALANT

HERE

BOTTOM

PANEL 1/4" PANEL

THICKNESS

FIG.7

FIG.8

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5 FINISHING:

After the adhesive is set, remove the shim and caulk the exposed seams with silicone sealant. Exposed seams must be caulked with a clear or matching silicone sealant. The freshened caulked lines can be smoothed and excess sealant removed by running a clean, damp cloth along the seams.

Apply trim (if any) and accesories (soap dish, etc.) with clear or matching silicone sealants and prop into place until the sealant sets.

6 MAINTENANCE:

Clean up of silicone sealants or mastics, should follow manufacturer's recommendation. For daily care and cleaning, refer to the American Standard maintenance label provided with the Corian® solid product shower walls. Always provide adequate ventilation while working.

AMERICAN STANDARD TEN-YEARLIMITED WARRANTY

CORIAN® PROODUCT

If, within ten years after its initial purchase, inspection of the Corian portion of this American Standard product, confirms that it is defective in materials or workmanship, American Standard will repair or, at its option, exchange the product for a similar model or refund the purchase price.

This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and installation of these products. All labor and transportation costs or charges incidental to warranty service are to be borne by the original consumerpurchaser.

This limited warranty does not apply to local building code compliance. Since local building codes vary considerably, the purchaser of this product should check with a local building or plumbing contractor to insure local code compliance before installation.

This warranty shall be void if the product has been fabricated or modified in a manner inconsistent with the product as shipped byAmerican-Standard;moved from its initial place of installation; if it has been subjected to faulty maintenance, abuse, misuse, accident or other damages; or if it was not installed in accordance with American Standard's instructions.

American Standard's option to repair or exchange the product under this warranty does not cover any labor or other costs of removal or installation, nor shall American Standard be responsible for any other incidental or consequential damages attributable to a product defect or to the repair or exchange of a defective product, all of which are expressly excluded from this warranty. (Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, so this exclusion may not apply to you.)

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other statutory rights that vary from state to state of from province to province, in which case this warranty does not affect such statutory rights.

In the United States:

American Standard Inc.,

P.O. Box 6820

Piscataway, New Jersey 08855

Attention: Director of Consumer Affairs

For residents of the United States, warranty information may also be obtained by calling the following toll free number: (800) 442-1902

In Canada:

In Mexico:

American-Standard,

Customer Service Manager

2480 Stanfield Road

Ideal Standard, S.A. de C.V.

Mississauga, Ontario

Via Morelos #330

Canada L4Y 1S2

Col. Santa Clara

 

Ecatepec 55540 Edo. Mexico

Toll Free: (800) 387-0369

 

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