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Does ceiling height effects heating efficiency &ongoing cost

Does ceiling height effects heating efficiency &ongoing cost

Are you sure you want to install gas ducted heating? Reverse cycle AC is now the cheapest way to heat a home, & has is only going to get more expensive. Not to mention how…

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ddarroch
Feb 25, 2020 8:37 am
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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 February

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

Yep, did that 3 years ago. I would never ever have gas again and not primarily for financial reasons.

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SaveH2O
Feb 01, 2020 12:31 am
SaveH2O
murtaza.sh
murtaza.sh
28 January

Lennox and Bonair

Lennox and Bonair

mbarlow69 I am also building a new house and considering a GAS ducted heating + addon cooling. May I please know how did you go and what products you've selected for…

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murtaza.sh
Jan 28, 2020 10:18 pm
murtaza.sh
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
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
9 January

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

Hi Titos, I trust you are well and finished your build. Just wondering how did you go with the cooling with the void. Thanks

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Ozshaz
Jan 09, 2020 10:11 am

Hi guys. We are currently doing a renovation and I am trying to work out the bets place to put the return air. I've done alot of reading on the internet and there doesn't…

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lockmac
Jan 07, 2020 10:20 pm
chippy
chippy
7 January

Can my return air box be positioned in the garage

Can my return air box be positioned in the garage

Go straight in the ceiling outside the bedrooms. They install the return air with a drop down filter. Putting it in the wall seems like a waste of space.

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chippy
Jan 07, 2020 2:17 am
chippy
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
1, 2

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
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
7 September 2019

Could aircon on first floor only work for the whole house?

Could aircon on first floor only work for the whole house?

Air condition will not work like this. If it's located on the first floor it would be comfortable only there. I recommend you to change conditioning system. For exampke…

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alexsandro13
Sep 07, 2019 9:55 pm
alexsandro13
Bels
Bels
5 September 2019

Need help identifying recessed light

Need help identifying recessed light

240v halogen downlight. I'd take arcadeit idea further and suggest replacing the downlights with IC4 rated LED downlights which can be abutted and covered completely with…

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Bels
Sep 05, 2019 11:37 pm
FairDune
FairDune
1 September 2019

Ducted aircon in Unit - advice needed

Ducted aircon in Unit - advice needed

Hi all, thanks for viewing in advance. I have strata approval for installing a ducted aircon in my 2-bedroom unit. The ceiling is gyprock/plasterboard. My question to…

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FairDune
Sep 01, 2019 6:33 pm
vhome
vhome
23 August 2019

Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

Gas related questions for a new build - is my builder right?

We were able to agree them to what we were saying. As with all builders, they create some BS story to suit what they want to tell.

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vhome
Aug 23, 2019 10:50 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
21 August 2019

Large shed insulation advice needed

Large shed insulation advice needed

Depends on how much trouble/cost you want to go to. You could go all out and remove the existing cladding and replace with a Kingspan 50MM XPS panels instead. But then…

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Planet Sun
Aug 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Planet Sun
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 August 2019

Cold Walls

Cold Walls

Given there is no internal cladding, I asked about cornices, architraves and skirtings because I wondered whether you could add a lining without having to change all…

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arcadelt
Aug 01, 2019 8:02 pm
addewilson852
addewilson852
23 July 2019

evaporative cooling

evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling is the most powerful and cheapest cooling technology. When air blow over the water, it gets cool. Water…

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addewilson852
Jul 23, 2019 5:50 pm
addewilson852
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 July 2019

west facing windows in Perth and the heat

west facing windows in Perth and the heat

Great post by arcadelt, agree with everything they've said. OP, good to see you've been looking through the Your Home website. It's extremely useful. I'd recommend that…

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ddarroch
Jul 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Mashee
Mashee
19 July 2019

Wall and Ceiling Insulation

Wall and Ceiling Insulation

For that R-value, they should install batts (or similar). However, they do that just before or while the plaster board goes on, otherwise, the insulation will just fall…

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Mashee
Jul 19, 2019 7:24 pm

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