Frequently asked questions

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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 correct mixture occurs so that a blue flame is present the flame will have a temperature of around 3000°C (5500°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.

Are all Bromic water hoses backed by a 15-year warranty?

At Bromic, we are proud to offer a warranty on all our “Quicky”, PEX and PEX-PRO™ flexible water hoses. Our PEX-PRO™ range is backed by an industry-leading 15-year warranty for extra peace of mind. Bromic “Quicky” Water hoses offer 12 months warranty and our PEX hoses (including mixer hoses) offer 10 years of warranty.

Are the Bromic Mixer Tap hoses the same as Bromic PEX water hoses?

Yes, the Bromic PEX Mixer tap hoses are manufactured with the same stainless steel braid and PEX core as Bromic PEX hoses, making them burst proof. The only difference is the red and blue stripes integrated into the braid to distinguish between hot and cold water hoses.

What’s the difference between Bromic Quicky, PEX, and PEX PRO™ water hose ranges?

Whilst Bromic “Quicky” water hoses are manufactured with a rubber core, Bromic PEX and PEX PRO™ hoses are manufactured with an extremely high-density polyethylene inner core, making them 100% burst proof*. Whilst EDPM and PEX hoses are made with a stainless steel braid, PEX PRO™ is made with a marine grade 316 stainless steel braid that is highly resistant to rust and corrosion.

Bromic ‘Quicky’
Water Hoses
Bromic PEX Core
Water Hoses
Water Hoses
Core MaterialRubberExtremely high-density polyethylene Extremely high-density polyethylene
Braid MaterialStainless steel braidStainless steel braidMarine grade 316 stainless steel braid
Features100% burst proof*100% burst proof*
rust proof
Warranty12 months10 years15 years
A comparison between Bromic flexible water hoses materials, features and warranty.

*Rated working pressure not to exceed 1400 kPa
According to new research released by general insurer IAG

What’s the difference between a push-fit connection and a solvent-cement connection?

Push-fit pipes are quick and easy to install and can be easily separated. Solvent-weld pipes use solvent cement to make a strong joint, making them suitable for permanent fixtures.

Push-fit connections connect with push-fit pipes and solvent-cement connections connect with solvent-weld pipes. Some valves come with a removable adaptor that allows it to fit either connection, for example on the Bromic Air Admittance Valve 110mm.

What size air admittance valve do I need?

To choose the right air admittance valve, you’ll need to know the fixture unit of the pipe and the airflow capacity required. Read more

Air Admittance Valve 110mm
(SKU: 1210702)
Air Admittance Valve with Adaptor for 32-40-50mm
(SKU: 1210701)
Recommended ApplicationDischarge stacks up to 45 metres or 10 storeys high32mm and 40mm for use as a connection to waste pipes to prevent water loss from trap seals. 50mm is for use on branch discharge pipes
Connection110mm push-fit connection
82mm solvent cement connection
32mm, 40mm and 50mm solvent cement connection
Airflow Capacity108.32l/s10.1l/s
Maximum Unit LoadingPipes – 19,799 fixture units
Stacks – 1230 fixture units
Pipes – 172 fixture units
Stacks – 10 fixture units
Temperature Range-20°C to +60°C-20°C to +60°C
A detailed comparison between Bromic Air Admittance Valves.

When should a ball valve be used instead of a butterfly valve?

Both ball valves and butterfly valves are valves that are used to control the flow of water or gas in a pipe system. Internally, butterfly valves consist of a thin disk and ball valves consist of a sphere-like disc that rotates as the handle is turned.

Whilst butterfly valves are usually recommended for use with larger pipe diameters, ball valves provide a tighter seal and are hence suitable for high-temperature and pressure services. Bromic supplies a wide range of ball valves with different thread connections and lever types for gas and water applications.

Please note: Butterfly valves should not be confused with butterfly handles (also known as T handles).

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