I received an email from a builder in Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area who has done hundreds of these installs and hope to learn a ton from him. I'm waiting on his expanded email and will share some more insight into how these pans get installed and how you go about flood testing the connection point.
I have read that it is hard to drop these larger shower pans onto a mortar bed and get even coverage. It appears that this pan from AKW does not require this step like so many others.
I am working closely with the tech boys at Mapei these past few weeks and getting some private training on their Waterproofing line of products. The shower base from AKW is spec'd I believe with Mapei's products so I'm starting there first.
We will showcase a linear channel drain and a AKF TUFF FORM pan both waterproofed and tiled with Mapei's product line.
I hope to get these extra information and pictures later today.
I have contacted AKW directly as well this morning and requested a training package and dealer list for their North America operations. AKW can be contacted direct at this number;
From Vancouver and Canada call 011 32 68 334 899 (AKW International Sales & Marketing)
A video tour of a AKW Tuff Form installed...