Frequently asked questions

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How do I remove Loxeal from the thread?

For disassembly, use normal tools and eventually heat pieces at 150/250°C (note: heating will likely produce carbon oxide and toxic fumes), remove any residue of cured product mechanically and clean parts with Acetone.

Can I use Loxeal on plastic thread?

No, it needs metal ions to cure.

Do I need to use thread tape with Loxeal?

No, do not use thread tape with it, or any other sealant. The thread tape will inhibit Loxeal from curing as the sealant needs metal to metal contact.

Does Loxeal work for stainless/galvanised steel?

Recommended to use Loxeal 58-11 instead of Loxeal 18-10, as it has a higher strength and it takes longer to cure on stainless steel than other metals and the final strength is less than 100% of its full curing strength.

What does Loxeal look like when cured?

The sealant between the threads will harden when oxygen is expelled. The sealant outside of the piping will remain liquid as oxygen cannot be expelled.

How do I read the indicator on my automatic changeover regulator?

If your auto regulator is not switching over, we recommend looking at the indicator first.

The indicator at the top of the gas regulator indicates if the gas bottle in use contains gas or is empty.

When the indicator is green, the regulator is ON and the gas bottle in use contains gas. When the indicator is RED, the regulator is OFF as the gas bottle in use is empty.

Please note, the indicator only indicates the contents of the cylinder that it is “pointing to” or “in use”.  This means that the indicator can show RED when reading the first empty cylinder, even when the second cylinder has gas.

To accurately check the regulator/indicator is working – only connect or turn on one cylinder at a time and check if it is green or red and if there is gas at the outlet.

An image of a Bromic automatic changeover regulator. The indicator here is green, meaning the regulator is on and the gas bottle in use contains gas.

Which blow heater should I choose?

To select the right heater, consider the volume of the room that you require heating. The larger the room, the higher KW output required to heat the room.

ModelMinimum room volume (m3)Heat Output (MJ/h)Airflow (m3/H)
HF1527054 MJ/h (15kW)500
HF2036072 MJ/h (72kW)500
HF30540108 MJ/h (108kW)1000
HF50900170 MJ/h (170kW)1000

What is the flame temperature of the Bromic Oxyset (1811167-2 and 1811168)?

The Oxyset uses a mixture of Map-Pro and oxygen gases. The ratio of the mixture affects the flame temperature, but when the ideal mixture occurs so that a blue flame is present the flame will have a temperature of up to 3000°C (5400°F).

How do I prevent flexi water hoses from bursting?

Keep your clients happy with long-lasting installations. Read our blog post on common mistakes that lead to burst water hoses.

Are Bromic water hoses suitable for hot water?

All Bromic “Quicky”, PEX Mixer Tap, PEX and PEX PRO™ flexible water hoses are suitable for use with heated water up to 70°C @ 1000kPa and cold-water supplies @ 1200 kPa.

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