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Berek
Berek
18 January

Is this space enough to put a 5Kwh Aircon?

Is this space enough to put a 5Kwh Aircon?

If the outside is brick, you will have a steel lintel. It should be hard against the bricks and maybe 6mm thick. What will prevent the install is no space below to run the…

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Berek
Jan 18, 2021 8:14 pm
moges79
moges79
17 January

Solar Vents for Room Ventilation?

Solar Vents for Room Ventilation?

Hi all, We live in far north Qld surrounded by thick bushland on 3 sides which seem to keep out breezes. Due to the high humidity, we have major problems with mildew. I've…

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moges79
Jan 17, 2021 8:32 am
Muhammad
Muhammad
15 January

Outdoor AC unit distance from water tap!

Outdoor AC unit distance from water tap!

I believe it is at least 1.5m, but I don't have a standard to reference for this. It has to do with the distance between water, electrical and gas connection…

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Muhammad
Jan 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 January

West wall vertical shade cloth

West wall vertical shade cloth

There are also roll down blinds that you could attach to the underside of your eaves, but I guess the shade cloth would probably work out to be the cheapest and probably…

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Stewie D
Jan 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Muhammad
Muhammad
10 January

Best sun block out blinds

Best sun block out blinds

Thanks. I'm also quite interested in Ikea sliding blinds for my large 3m wide sliding doors. IKEA seem quite reasonably priced. Anyone here used them and have feedback to share?

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Muhammad
Jan 10, 2021 10:02 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
9 January

Ceiling insulation

Ceiling insulation

For Perth, the government's 'Your Home' website recommends a minimum of R4.1 for the roof/ceiling, R2.8 for the walls https://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/insulation

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ddarroch
Jan 09, 2021 11:24 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 January

Brivis evap water usage

Brivis evap water usage

Evap air con, by the very nature of how they work, use water. The dumping is to get rid of high density water which includes salts, This is to maintain good quality water…

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SaveH2O
Jan 08, 2021 7:21 pm
SaveH2O
RustedOn
RustedOn
3 January

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

For various reasons I put the project on hold during 2020, but am hoping to push ahead early this year. I put the same question to the Australian Passive House discussion…

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RustedOn
Jan 03, 2021 4:11 pm
Althom
Althom
29 December 2020

External wall insulation.

External wall insulation.

I'm thinking about getting this done as a retrofit

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Althom
Dec 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Althom
Rajumangli
Rajumangli
27 December 2020

Reverse cycle air conditioning upgrade- builder quote

Reverse cycle air conditioning upgrade- builder quote

Hi Ashy 14kw Daikin Ducted is around $11k plus gst for 24-28sq home which include 9-10 outlets & 5 zones. All ductwork R1.5 insulated flexible ductwork which is VBA…

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Rajumangli
Dec 27, 2020 2:22 pm
Carmen
Carmen
23 December 2020

Heating/Cooling new home build

Heating/Cooling new home build

Hi Ca, It sounds like you have quite a large home and heating & cooling large can be a tricky exercise for residential homes. I would say if possible that you need to…

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Carmen
Dec 23, 2020 10:30 am
Carmen
Carmen
23 December 2020

Ducted air conditioner

Ducted air conditioner

Is the unit still running correctly once you turn the zones back on. Does the unit still turn off when turned off correctly? Try a process of elimination to determine if…

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Carmen
Dec 23, 2020 10:20 am
Firstbuild20
Firstbuild20
23 December 2020

Ducted reverse cycle system - incorrect zoning

Ducted reverse cycle system - incorrect zoning

Thank you and you're right that it's an easy fix. The technician came in and fixed the zoning as per our contract.

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Firstbuild20
Dec 23, 2020 5:42 am
bobs
bobs
22 December 2020

Ducted evaporative advice (VIC)

Ducted evaporative advice (VIC)

Thanks for the reply Carmen. We ended up getting another quote and the installer really took the time to review our plan, investigate the whole house (including in roof…

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bobs
Dec 22, 2020 11:12 am
Firstbuild20
Firstbuild20
21 December 2020

Airtouch 4

Airtouch 4

Thanks for the update. Good thing that you have that option with Daikin. Our heating/cooling unit has no other option but to change to a smart system, otherwise we have…

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Firstbuild20
Dec 21, 2020 9:01 pm
Berek
Berek
11 December 2020

Roof insulation

Roof insulation

It’s not a habitable room so not needed. Same as eaves aren’t insulated either.

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Berek
Dec 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Amy121
Amy121
29 November 2020

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

Like it was said earlier: you get what you pay for. Not really great, but good for the price. You can check a review by HW about .

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Amy121
Nov 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Amy121
Debunk
Debunk
24 November 2020

Basement/Underground Ventilation

Basement/Underground Ventilation

is best recommended too. From a simple pedestal fan to a turnkey ventilation/extraction system.

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Debunk
Nov 24, 2020 10:17 am
iMarian3
iMarian3
9 November 2020

Need help identifying recessed light

Need help identifying recessed light

I would choose this option also, it is clear that the , are more safe anyway

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iMarian3
Nov 09, 2020 4:10 am
Lucky88X
Lucky88X
8 November 2020

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

Hey Mate, So sorry I was a bit away from all home forums as we had some issues with land settlement etc. Long story short we didn't go ahead with Boutique!! Their…

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Lucky88X
Nov 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Firstbuild20
Firstbuild20
30 October 2020

York 26kw 3-phase Inverter Reverse Cycle Ducted system

York 26kw 3-phase Inverter Reverse Cycle Ducted system

Thanks. I will ring York/Bonaire to confirm if the unit can run 2 control units with this system.

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Firstbuild20
Oct 30, 2020 5:17 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
29 October 2020

Comparison of insulation upgrades

Comparison of insulation upgrades

They all look like very minimal upgrades. As you can see from the ROI, financially none of them are worth it. You haven't really said much about your double glazing. What…

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ddarroch
Oct 29, 2020 7:54 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 October 2020

Slab partial insulation

Slab partial insulation

Firstly, unless you're in a very warm climate, I wouldn't be putting a verandah on the northern side of the home. This will result in too much shade in winter. Ideally you…

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ddarroch
Oct 24, 2020 11:43 am
messej01
messej01
30 September 2020

Ceiling fans for Sunshine Coast

Ceiling fans for Sunshine Coast

Hi, I need to get the ceiling fans replaced in all rooms at our investment property (small size for bedroom, large size for living areas). The ceilings are only 2.4mtrs…

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messej01
Sep 30, 2020 11:25 am
Coldallthetime
Coldallthetime
24 September 2020

Roof insulation and building code

Roof insulation and building code
1, 2

How do you let the hot air escape into the roof space? Cut a hole in the ceiling and have a fan pull it up into the roof space?

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Coldallthetime
Sep 24, 2020 10:28 am
Althom
Althom
25 August 2020

Existing heating has zones - how do I know what is what?

Existing heating has zones - how do I know what is what?

1. Is there a model number anywhere on the unit? If so try an internet search. 2. As for the letters Lounge, Bedrooms, Rumpus, Study??????? 3. Do the zone buttons light…

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Althom
Aug 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Althom
CMS192
CMS192
20 August 2020

Daikin Reverse Cycle Inverter

Daikin Reverse Cycle Inverter

Has anyone experienced issues with their Daikin ducted premium inverter on the heating…

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CMS192
Aug 20, 2020 5:39 pm
smck
smck
18 August 2020

New build, Insulation Options

New build, Insulation Options

Hi all, first post here. Thanks in advance for your advice. My husband and I are about to embark on a new build in Greater North Western Sydney (Hawkesbury district). We…

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smck
Aug 18, 2020 5:16 pm
wendlle
wendlle
12 August 2020

Replacing the AC

Replacing the AC

Let me remind you that a good air conditioner, split system, is rather complicated device. The fan can be independently installed and even repaired. But the air…

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wendlle
Aug 12, 2020 8:00 pm
wendlle
Salty Pete
Salty Pete
7 August 2020

Ducting Valves

Ducting Valves

Hi I want to install more Zones on a Actron Airconditioner. The valves (I assume that is what they are called) that open and close the ducting have 24VAC written on…

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Salty Pete
Aug 07, 2020 5:36 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
2 August 2020

Relocating AC compressor unit

Relocating AC compressor unit

Forgot to mention, I am looking to move this one to the wall outside first floor

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rajan_g4
Aug 02, 2020 1:56 am
rajan_g4
lkuret
lkuret
30 July 2020

Insulation between rafters - old tile roof

Insulation between rafters - old tile roof

Thanks all for the comments. I hadnt seen many comments until recently, but wwnt ahead qith my project, at least setting up an storage space. I ended up putting a foil…

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lkuret
Jul 30, 2020 7:22 pm
airwolf
airwolf
29 July 2020

West facing house, what’s the best way to reduce heat.

West facing house, what’s the best way to reduce heat.

I agree with this. I am also in the process of designing our house these days and our block faces west. What I have discussed with my builder is to use low-e coated or…

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airwolf
Jul 29, 2020 11:00 am
suoulfrepus
suoulfrepus
27 July 2020

Heat pump hydronics

Heat pump hydronics

Hi Kate, I read your post and was wondering how you went? With panel sizing, it ultimately comes down to understanding what your building’s heat load is. Many…

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suoulfrepus
Jul 27, 2020 9:31 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 July 2020

Brivis Buffalo EMS 20 error code 62 - solved.

Brivis Buffalo EMS 20 error code 62 - solved.

Really good to read this thread as it also shows the importance of having a great descriptive thread title that helps others when they are doing forum searches for answers…

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SaveH2O
Jul 27, 2020 10:20 am
SaveH2O
GLO
GLO
26 July 2020

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Following as I have just installed a Haiku Fan and have an Actron Unit with 8 zones and would love to link them up via ecobee!

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GLO
Jul 26, 2020 9:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 July 2020

Master Bedroom above Garage with Balcony very cold

Master Bedroom above Garage with Balcony very cold

Ha, of course he'd say that. By far the easiest and probably most cost effective solution would be to install R2.5 - 3.0 batts between the floor joists. Of course the…

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Stewie D
Jul 24, 2020 12:09 pm
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
22 July 2020

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Hi Athena, Its has been uphill battle holding the builder to task. This builder seems spares no effort in making it difficult. I may have to file renewal of proceedings…

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jayasooriah
Jul 22, 2020 9:03 pm
jayasooriah
Monty85
Monty85
21 July 2020

New Build - is this A/C sufficient

New Build - is this A/C sufficient

The back of the house is south west facing which will include 1 bedroom window and the rear stacker doors between the living area and alfresco. Alresco is 4.5m deep so…

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Monty85
Jul 21, 2020 5:49 pm
alexp79
alexp79
14 July 2020

Heating and Cooling - High efficiency w/ Allergies

Heating and Cooling - High efficiency w/ Allergies

Or you can with far infrared heating panels. They are much more efficient than traditional heaters and relatively cheap to install.

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alexp79
Jul 14, 2020 5:57 pm
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
14 July 2020

Installing Ducted Air

Installing Ducted Air

For what its worth, here is my experience. I got my builder to install ducted ACTRON SRD173C/SRV171 system with 8 zones and was charged $11,010 for it. Most recently…

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jayasooriah
Jul 14, 2020 1:07 pm
jayasooriah
lazy
lazy
12 July 2020

Double glazing windows DIY

Double glazing windows DIY

I do not have it. I am from Europe, as I remember I had condensation there it on very rare occasions. Only if weather was VERY cold. As soon as weather warmer -…

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lazy
Jul 12, 2020 6:35 pm
Dave.
Dave.
11 July 2020

Retrofitting Insulation to Brick Veneer?

Retrofitting Insulation to Brick Veneer?

Hi Tobi, I just made a similar post regarding doing the exact same thing at my house. Have you had any luck coming up with a solution? I was thinking of using the…

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Dave.
Jul 11, 2020 11:57 am
elloelloelloqwer
elloelloelloqwer
11 July 2020

Rinnai Ducted Reverse Cycle AC Reviews

Rinnai Ducted Reverse Cycle AC Reviews

Hi all! We received a quote from the builder offering us the 17 kw Rinnai ducted inverter refirgerated cooling with heating to 10 points with 2 common zones for $12, 744.…

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elloelloelloqwer
Jul 11, 2020 10:18 am

Hi, Just wondering if anyone here knows if Actron ducted AC comes with a hose where the water comes out? I have a ESP platinum unit and I can’t seem to find where my…

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John0322
Jul 08, 2020 7:24 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
29 June 2020

Heating colling options for new build

Heating colling options for new build

Had ducted heating is the one that's not a good idea (& there's arguments for & against for evap cooling). Reverse cycle air conditioning (called heat pumps overseas) is…

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ddarroch
Jun 29, 2020 8:59 pm
GGeorge551
GGeorge551
28 June 2020

airsource hydronic heat pump

airsource hydronic heat pump

What do you really want to know? Which one is best between them or the full specification of them?

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GGeorge551
Jun 28, 2020 8:05 pm
GGeorge551
rebo22
rebo22
14 June 2020

House extension ducted or multiple splits

House extension ducted or multiple splits

thanks. can the pipes run through roof cavity if the rooms and living are run of same multi head outdoor unit ?

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rebo22
Jun 14, 2020 8:22 pm

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