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BrivIs buffalo doesn't start

BrivIs buffalo doesn't start

Why don’t you call a technician? Lol..

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NathanPS
Apr 05, 2020 10:34 pm

Best reasonable ducted a/C installer in Melbourne

Best reasonable ducted a/C installer in Melbourne

Hi everyone! Does anyone have a any good experience with certain vendors who have installed ducted reverse cycle ac in their homes? I am planning to install one after…

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elloelloelloqwer
Apr 04, 2020 8:48 pm
gramps
gramps
29 March

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

This is great project. But I think solar power should be sold as something that lessens the load on fossil fuels for grid power,…

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gramps
Mar 29, 2020 5:20 am
gramps
titos97
titos97
28 March

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

Hi All, My actrion air 17kw for 30SQ house. Made 3 zones all looks good.

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titos97
Mar 28, 2020 9:17 pm

Can a return air box be the same size as the duct?

Can a return air box be the same size as the duct?

Hi Lockmac, Your return air grille should always bigger than the return air duct itself, this is because the return air filter restricts the airflow & as it gets dirty it…

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imlovinlivininoz
Mar 28, 2020 2:28 pm
thehvacdude
thehvacdude
28 March

Where to place the return air

Where to place the return air

I prefer the ceiling where possible as it will not suck up dirt, hair etc from the floor. Ideally to keep it nice & central i would place it in the front hall closer to…

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thehvacdude
Mar 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Bruce123
Bruce123
27 March

Large shed insulation advice needed

Large shed insulation advice needed

What is the colour of the top surface of roof? If it is dark or even old weathered galvanised sheeting consider painting it white - it will reflect the sunlight much…

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Bruce123
Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm
mbarlow69
mbarlow69
23 March

Lennox and Bonair

Lennox and Bonair

I apologise, stumbled upon your message only today and hope it's not too late. I went with : Bonaire MB5NC-30i X/A – 5 Star…

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mbarlow69
Mar 23, 2020 12:07 am
NatLH
NatLH
17 March

Hydronic heating panels - what cooling options?

Hydronic heating panels - what cooling options?

Do you mean supplier of the hydronic? The builder is organising this but I believe it’s Branco. We can’t go underfloor as we are on bearers and joists with a solid…

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NatLH
Mar 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Pulse
Pulse
14 March

Acoustic certification

Acoustic certification

can you use manufacturer data?

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Pulse
Mar 14, 2020 7:58 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
10 March

Foil Faced Building Paper & No Wall Insulation - Advice

Foil Faced Building Paper & No Wall Insulation - Advice

Don't expect builders to go beyond the (very poor) minimum standards. The extremely informative "Your Home" government website, all about sustainable, energy efficient…

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ddarroch
Mar 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Billie14
Billie14
3 March

Does ceiling height effects heating efficiency &ongoing cost

Does ceiling height effects heating efficiency &ongoing cost

Generally speaking, increasing height does automatically affect heating efficiency as there is more room to cover.

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Billie14
Mar 03, 2020 11:57 pm
Billie14

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

So did a little more research. I am interested in a multi split system. However I like the look of vents and would prefer if possible to avoid the head unit in each room.…

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storewallAU
Mar 01, 2020 7:26 am
storewallAU
lockmac
lockmac
27 February

Can my return air box be positioned in the garage

Can my return air box be positioned in the garage

Sorry, late reply. Unfortunately, there are trusses right through the middle of the hallway outside the bedrooms.

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lockmac
Feb 27, 2020 8:34 pm
KateRaw
KateRaw
27 February

Split system advice needed please

Split system advice needed please

Hi all, does anyone have a recommendation of a split system aircon that has a remote control with backlit screen so we can see settings during the dark without turning…

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KateRaw
Feb 27, 2020 12:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 February

Solar & Wind generation

Solar & Wind generation

Good to know. Thanks for the heads up. After talking to a few guys recently we will probably look at installing a 6Kw system along with the Powerwall or something…

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Stewie D
Feb 18, 2020 11:39 am
delise
delise
15 February

Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Just my opinion Refer this

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delise
Feb 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 February

Basement/Underground Ventilation

Basement/Underground Ventilation

Sadly, he is pretty spot on with how to deal with it. I've never liked below ground basements/garages etc that have earth hard up against the outside walls even with ag…

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Stewie D
Feb 15, 2020 7:48 am

Respected experienced members, I am building a 32sq single story house? Can you please help me with 2 of my questions 1. can you please suggest which of the following…

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murtaza.sh
Feb 10, 2020 5:48 pm
murtaza.sh
Crstfa
Crstfa
2 February

Haier Ducted Air Conditioning

Haier Ducted Air Conditioning

We are on a bit of a budget but we need to install ducted air conditioning in our house. The builder installed the ducts and outlets so all we need is the actual unit. We…

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Crstfa
Feb 02, 2020 3:24 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
26 January

Foil Backed Insulation (Roof Blanket) In Walls

Foil Backed Insulation (Roof Blanket) In Walls

I'd say a radiant heat barrier (reflective insulation) would be great on your western wall to reduce afternoon heat from the sun. But as mentioned, a bearable wrap is…

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ddarroch
Jan 26, 2020 5:39 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
26 January

Assessing heating needs for this 6 star modular house

Assessing heating needs for this 6 star modular house

Sorry, I can't answer your questions. All I'll say it's 6 star is the bare minimum standard allowable in Australia's already lax building standards. Why not build to a…

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ddarroch
Jan 26, 2020 5:35 am
TBH
TBH
24 January

Paper asbestos??

Paper asbestos??

Hello, we are renovating a bathroom and toilet in an older home and got asbestos testing. The tiles off this wall were professionally removed and glue sprayed after. The…

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TBH
Jan 24, 2020 6:27 pm

I agree with konsjo50 and Chippy, especially if your splits are back-to-external-wall setups. We had 3 splits installed in our new build last year (during construction)…

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darb74
Jan 21, 2020 11:52 am
darb74
AJW
AJW
4 January

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

It means it can not communicate with the aircon unit, presume it’s an evap unit. What you can try is resetting the evap unit. Unless you know where the switch is or…

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AJW
Jan 04, 2020 6:34 pm
MClark
MClark
2 January

Installing Ducted Air

Installing Ducted Air

You never save money doing works after the build. Always harder, more expensive and never get the best quality.

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MClark
Jan 02, 2020 9:36 pm
MClark

New Build - Ducted Refrigerated OR R/c Multi Splits OR R/c D

New Build - Ducted Refrigerated OR R/c Multi Splits OR R/c D
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Just make sure to find a good property lawyer (or maybe the IBI can do it as well - from some websites I have seen) who can go over the 'B'q contract "before" you sign…

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TeslaCyberTruck
Jan 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Berek
Berek
29 December 2019

Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables

Fibreglass Insulation Around Electrical Cables

I stand corrected. Under “Health and safety tips” it says... Electrical wiring must be appropriately sized or it may overheat when covered by insulation. Have it…

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Berek
Dec 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Bruce123
Bruce123
21 December 2019

Replacing Splits with Ducted AC?

Replacing Splits with Ducted AC?

Fair enough - your choice. Sorry I can't help you with the cost of the install. I will just say this in passing - for splits if your only issue is multiple compressor…

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Bruce123
Dec 21, 2019 9:58 pm
ejstenner23
ejstenner23
19 December 2019

Wall switch - ceiling fan speed and timer

Wall switch - ceiling fan speed and timer

Hey! What is the brand of your ceiling fan? I might have a solution for you, some pictures of your fan and speed controller would be helpful as well. Ethan

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ejstenner23
Dec 19, 2019 4:18 pm
RustedOn
RustedOn
16 December 2019

Completely air tight homes?

Completely air tight homes?
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Hi alexp79 Been a while since you posted the above so hoping you read this. What was the outcome of your investigations into the ERV and enquiries into the products…

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RustedOn
Dec 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Jaik
Jaik
12 December 2019

Evaporative cooler draft when turned off

Evaporative cooler draft when turned off

u need a weather-shield to be fitted in the dropper box

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Jaik
Dec 12, 2019 11:24 am
Jaik
Jaik
12 December 2019

Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler

Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler

Yes, Aqua Breeze coolers are the coolest ones in the Australian market and have been running for 20 years successfully. Aqua Breeze handles the summer peak heat better…

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Jaik
Dec 12, 2019 11:21 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 November 2019

Should we re-insulate our whole roof attic again?

Should we re-insulate our whole roof attic again?

Your existing batts look like they'd be only R1.0 to 1.5. Usually the thicker the better. It will depend on how long you are thinking of staying as to the cost benefit…

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Stewie D
Nov 19, 2019 1:14 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
3 November 2019

Rural Heating & Cooling - Electrical Vs. LPG

Rural Heating & Cooling - Electrical Vs. LPG

As advised by SaveH2O, a hot water relay is a good idea. I haven't looked into them in about 12 months, but last I looked the stand alone ones (like Catch Power I think)…

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ddarroch
Nov 03, 2019 12:29 pm
RustedOn
RustedOn
1 November 2019

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

To get air-tightness in a build, should both internal and external wraps be used, or is the external wrap enough? Is this is case of 80/20 rule, i.e. pay 20% extra…

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RustedOn
Nov 01, 2019 10:46 am
navidfathi
navidfathi
28 October 2019

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

have you found a way to make your smart thermostat compatible with the Ecobee? I have a similar Aircon and control panel and looking for a documentation explaining the…

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navidfathi
Oct 28, 2019 12:12 pm
homeone
homeone
18 October 2019

Heat pump hydronics

Heat pump hydronics

Thankfully, our programmer was able to get onto this from overseas. Again, immense thanks for your welcome feedback and going forward please communicate any bugs, or…

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homeone
Oct 18, 2019 11:19 am
homeone
Joejoemetoo
Joejoemetoo
11 October 2019

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Actron or Daikin? Can’t decide.

Hi, I’m trying to decide which ducted system to choose for our new house being built in Melbourne. It’s a large double story house, 41 squares (381sqm) of living…

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Joejoemetoo
Oct 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Hello I'm looking to retrofit our 15 year old brick veneer house with very good insulation following the passive house / low energy ideas (location coastal VIC). Being…

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tobigap
Oct 10, 2019 4:46 pm
luckyhomeowner
luckyhomeowner
6 October 2019

ceiling fan wall control wired wrong?

ceiling fan wall control wired wrong?

Weird, all the places I rented before, 4 in total, were the opposite.

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luckyhomeowner
Oct 06, 2019 8:30 pm
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Jake81
Oct 03, 2019 5:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October 2019

continuous hot water with shower mixer

continuous hot water with shower mixer

Good link. Copper pipe sizes are nominal (internal diameters are smaller) and maximum flow velocities through pipes are regulated. A school kid who knows how to…

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2019 3:36 pm
SaveH2O
indo26slate
indo26slate
30 September 2019

thermal bridging in steel frame houses

thermal bridging in steel frame houses
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StructuralBIMGuy, I am specifically interested in discussing thermal bridging, and Insulation and home energy efficiency aspects.

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indo26slate
Sep 30, 2019 9:29 pm
mrcoolheat
mrcoolheat
25 September 2019

Condensation

Condensation

Have you looked into decentalised ventilation with heat recovery? Could be a good way to keep condensation down. Heat recovery will avoid any heat loss during…

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mrcoolheat
Sep 25, 2019 2:09 pm
mrcoolheat
mrcoolheat
25 September 2019

Freeeezing! Help!

Freeeezing! Help!

You can also contact your dealer or shop if you have any problems with the instructions.

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mrcoolheat
Sep 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
13 September 2019

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

Why is that? We are thinking to go for ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling as we don't prefer gas heating and planning to install solar panels after hand over.

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Melbournevic
Sep 13, 2019 5:46 am
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
13 September 2019

Lopi or Jetmaster?

Lopi or Jetmaster?

Jetmaster looks more usefull in this case and it's also an opportunity to save 1k $

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alexsandro13
Sep 13, 2019 3:10 am
alexsandro13
aloha
aloha
9 September 2019

Split System Air Con in Hebel Double-Storey

Split System Air Con in Hebel Double-Storey

Hi, I am currently in the same situation and I’m wondering if you found an answer as whether we can install the units post handover? Thanks.

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aloha
Sep 09, 2019 10:21 pm
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
9 September 2019

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation

No one?

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DustyBlue
Sep 09, 2019 4:49 pm

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