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Designed for installing during installation of a shower tray or bath, the PlumBud strip features a 6mm x 12mm adhesive faced backer rod attached to the lower fleece free zone.

Designed for installing during installation of a shower tray or bath, the PlumBud strip features a 6mm x 12mm adhesive faced backer rod attached to the lower fleece free zone.

The Plumbud strip comprises of a 100mm wide 200 micron thick soft polypropylene material laminated on each side with a non-woven hydrophobic fleece layer. The total thickness of the PlumBud strip including the polypropylene fleece layers is approximately 0.5mm.

Components of PlumBud

(1) and (2) Laminated non-woven hydrophobic fleece layers
(3) Fleece free zone
(4) Acoustic/sealant backer rod
(5) Backer rod adhesive bed
(6) Backer rod release liner
(7) Adhesive bed
(8) Adhesive bed release liner
(9) Perforated tearing line

Fig. PB1 details a PlumBud installation around an upstand free shower tray with Sealux-N adhesive sealant forming a flexible seal.

The laminated non-woven hydrophobic fleece layers (1) and (2) allow mechanical adhesion with between the strip and sealant adhesives, tile adhesives and waterproofing materials.

The lower fleece free zone surface (3) is adapted to accommodate tenacious ‘capillary proof’ adhesion with Sealux-N adhesive sealant eliminating the possibility of moisture wicking from a wet zone through the joint.

The PlumBud strip is supplied with an acoustic/sealant backer rod (4) bonded to the fleece free zone (3). The exposed backer rod face (4) has an adhesive bed (5) that enables installers to bond both the backer rod and attached strip simultaneously onto shower tray and bath sidewalls as detailed in Fig. 1.

In roll format, the back rod adhesive face (5) engages a clear release liner (6) bonded to the opposing strip face.

Removal of adhesive liner (8) exposes adhesive bed (7) allowing installers to tack HydroHALT onto the shower wall before permanently bonding the strip to the wall with Sealux-N sealant adhesive during the installation process.

To accommodate retro-installing the PlumBud Sealing System as shown in Figs. PB2-PB5, a perforation line (9) extending between the backer rod and silicone film facilitates tearing a longitudinal portion off the strip assembly that includes the backer rod and attached fleeced membrane.

hydrohalt plumbud on low profile shower tray pan

Fig. PB2 details a shower tray installation wherein the tear-off portion was removed and PlumBud was installed with a 7mm round sealant backer rod.

hydrohalt plumbud fitted narrow gap

Fig. PB3 details a tray installation wherein the tear-off portion was removed and PlumBud installed into a narrow joint without a complimentary backer rod.

hydrohalt plumbud on american style shower pan

Fig. PB4 details a PlumBud installation over an upstand shower tray wherein the tear-off portion was removed and the strip was installed with the logo facing the wall.

Fig. PB5 details a retro-fit PlumBud installation wherein the strip tear-off portion was removed and a fillet of Sealux-N applied over the strip/ledge corner joint.

tilebud logo

Designed for installing during or after installation of shower trays and baths, the TileBud strip features a perforation line that enables tearing off a lower strip portion when required.

Components of TileBud Strip

(1) and (2) Laminated non-woven hydrophobic fleece layers
(3) Fleece free zone
(7) Adhesive bed
(8) Adhesive bed release liner
(9) Perforated tearing line
(10) Optional tear-off portion

The TileBud strip allows the installer choose which backer rod (if any) is most suitable for the on-site conditions:

• a 6mm x 12mm stick-on backer rod (11) as shown in Fig. 2
• a 7mm round ‘retro-fixed’ backer rod (12) as shown in Fig. 3
• there is no backer rod at all as shown in Figs. 4, 5 or 6

a visual breakdown on the parts of tilebud

Fig. TB1 details a shower tray installation wherein TileBud was installed during installation of the tray with a 6mm x 12mm stick-on backer rod.

tilebud-annotation_7mm_round_backerrod

Fig. TB2 details a new shower tray installation wherein TileBud was retrospectively installed with a 7mm round sealant backer rod.

tilebud-retrofit-no-rod

Fig. TB3 details an installation wherein TileBud was retrospectively installed into a narrow joint without a complimentary backer rod.

Fig. TB4 details a retro-fit TileBud installation wherein the strip tear-off portion was removed and a fillet of Sealux-N applied over the joint between the strip and ledge.

tilebud on upstand tray

Fig. TB5 details a TileBud installation over an upstand shower tray wherein the strip tear-off portion was removed and the strip was installed with the logo facing the wall.