FAQs

For technical information please call the Aquarius Help Line:

03 9763 0044

or email:
technical@aquariusdist.com.au

Pipe Flashing

EPDM can withstand temperatures between -40 C° to +115 C°.
Silicone can withstand temperatures between -60 C° to +200 C°.

Aquarius Rubber provides a 20 year warranty against defects in material and workmanship on all pipe flashings.
However, we have been manufacturing roof flashings for over 40 years and to this day we can find installations of our original products which are still performing as expected.

Many trades people still use the silicone flashing for heater flues.
When the flue type is a twin or triple skin, tests have shown that the Aquarius black EPDM pipe flashing will adequately do the job and should not be affected by the passive flue heat.

Yes. Aquarius polymers are formulated to be Ozone and UV resistant.

Aquaseal Pipe Flashings are designed for metal roofs, where as the Versatile Pipe Flashings are designed for tiled roofs.

Yes, after installation. We recommend using 100% Acrylic Paint.

We recommend a neutral cure sealant.

The Versatile Aluminium, Enviro-Lead & Flexatile are all suitable for drinking water catchments. We do not recommend our Versatile Natural Lead in this situation.

Yes. Aquarius Rubber has developed two sizes designed to suit square pipes from 25mm to 150mm.

Yes, provided a twin or triple skin flue has been installed. Aquarius Rubber recommends their Silicone polymer Pipe Flashings for high temperature applications. Under no circumstances should any polymer pipe flashing be used on single skin flue discharging from a wood heater.

We recommend Class 3 or Class 4 hex head self-drilling screws minimum of 16mm long with a rubber washer. Alternatively, pop (sealed) rivets can be used.

Each installation can be different and as a guide, fixings should be between 20 – 50mm apart.  They should not be more than 50mm apart.

Expansion Strip Joint

We recommend that fastening screws are no greater than 40mm apart from the screws centre heads

Yes. A minimum of Stainless Steel 304 screws must be used

A minimum of Stainless Steel 304 grade screws must be used.

Redback

Cleaning Abrasive

Yes, the larger Cleaning Abrasive size comes in a 5 meter roll. Code Red413

There are two sizes available. Cleaning Abrasive standard comes with two strips at 60cm. Cleaning Abrasive large comes in a five metre roll.

No, Cleaning Abrasive is metal-free.

Drain Dye

As a general rule, 20 grams of Drain Dye will provide a strong visual in 200 litres of water. 1kg of Drain Dye will provide a strong visual in 10,000 litres of water.

Yes, Drain Dye is non-toxic. They are biodegradable and safe for the environment. Please refer to the MSDS for further information

The red Drain Dye is a highly concentrated food dye whereas the green contains fluorescein and sodium sulphate.Please refer to the MSDS for more information

Sunlight will break down the product in a relatively short period. The exact time for this will vary depending on the strength of the UV light. Even under weak UV, the dyes will break down in a matter of days. 

Drain Dye is hydrophilic, (that is, bonds readily with water), therefore, it is easily cleaned up with, or washed away with water.  To speed up the process household cleaning bleach can be used to break down drain dye.  Always use bleach in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

To prevent staining, always test the product on a small non conspicuous area prior to use. If the product is difficult to remove from the substrate find another method or product to test for leaks or water flows.

Always use Red Back Drain Dye as per the MSDS.

 

We do not recommend using Drain Dye on porous surfaces.

Silicone Clean Up

Yes. Apply Silicone Clean Up to a rag and place it directly to the cured silicone. Wait approximately 1-2 minutes and remove with scraper.

Silicone Clean Up should not be used on painted surfaces.

Tube Paste

Yes.

Wonder Juice

No, Wonder Juice will not work on any plastic threads.

We recommend waiting 15 minutes before applying pressure.

Full cure takes 24hrs, however pressure can be applied after 15 minutes.

Use Wonder Juice within 18 months of opening.

Wonder Juice requires air to stay uncured. Once air is eliminated, Wonder Juice starts to cure.

Yes. This will require some force and we recommend using a wrench tool.

Teflon Tape

No, this tape cannot be used on gas threads. This tape is suitable for potable water.

Double Sided Tape

33m in length and 28mm in width.

Hextyte

Both products are suitable for natural gas and potable water. The difference between the two is that Hextyte is made of nylon.

Tradies Sunblock

No, Tradies Sunblock does not contain semi-conducting metal oxides such as titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO) that can accelerate the degradation of organic materials including paint systems.

Styroscrew – Fixing for foam walls

Before screwing the Styroscrew into the rendered foam wall, we recommend drilling a hole with a 10mm drill bit to avoid cracking the rendered wall.

Styrowedge – Fixing for foam walls

We recommend using a sharp tradies knife to create a horizontal slot into the rendered wall and into the foam board. With a hammer, gently tap the combined plates until flush with the wall.