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Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Anyone knows of reliable repair person for coolers?

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cosmoskramer
Jun 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Bolton

Bolton

We went with evaporating cooling but have got fan in all rooms and living room. Melbourne warm doesnt last that long. hahahaha

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danevechild
Jun 22, 2017 9:13 am
Sabba
Sabba
21 June

The Case of the Missing Insulation

The Case of the Missing Insulation

Well... I hope it serves as an example for other first timers. Don't trust a certificate. Definitely worth paying an independent inspector to go through the property with…

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Sabba
Jun 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Joker
Joker
19 June

How are you sizing up your AC system?

How are you sizing up your AC system?

I'm in Geelong,Victoria,our summers can hit early 40,s,and be humid and or dry,works well no matter what.

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Joker
Jun 19, 2017 9:28 pm
pigskin
pigskin
19 June

Ducted heated air con

Ducted heated air con

Our installation started in May 2017, our first report was the temperature was not warming the house. Work men came and told us…

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pigskin
Jun 19, 2017 8:33 am

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Found a solution for anyone who looks at this in the future. Some people have accessed the Daikin API and integrated it to Homebridge.

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burnertoasty
Jun 17, 2017 12:25 am
marshi
marshi
15 June

Evaporative aircon brand

Evaporative aircon brand

Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar. We currently have a Braemar at our…

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marshi
Jun 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Joker
Joker
13 June

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

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Joker
Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Weve got a 6 year old white Colourbond roof; its showing signs of discolouration which looks like a mould, near the high points where air seeps out. We are about 1 km from…

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Peter Addison
Jun 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Usually with bulkhead units they are installed with a wider linear bar grille where as the supply air discharges out into the space in one section of the grille and the…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:31 pm

Can I...

Can I...

well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…

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Navyguywandell
May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May

Gas Log Fire

Gas Log Fire

With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Joker
Joker
13 May

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Also the best ac installed poorly will be a poor performer, installation and ac quality are both of equal importance. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 13, 2017 8:27 pm

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

We will be building our new home hopefully later this year. It will be on 2 acres in the Ballarat Region and we are looking at our heating options. There is no natural gas…

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olgasturlu
May 12, 2017 4:09 pm
6banga
6banga
7 May

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Ive had ours now running in a new house for 2 years. It works ok probably could have worked better but the installers ballsed up a fair bit overall though I'm happy with…

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6banga
May 07, 2017 4:41 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May

Knauf Comfortboard

Knauf Comfortboard

If Knauf costs more than $100 per sq m, then BioPCM will be a better choice. But still quite expensive. my calcs show $14K for 150 sq m with 2.4 m ceilings for BioPCM.

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alexp79
May 05, 2017 8:33 pm
jai.m
jai.m
1 May

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Your remote should have zone indicator. Mostly 3 and 4 will be of no use. There will be common area (which is living room) and you may not be able to control. Two zones…

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jai.m
May 01, 2017 9:55 pm

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We have a 1300mm Haiku in our main bedroom in bamboo/black. It's fabulous. The quietest and most effective fan I have ever encountered. But it comes at a cost - about $1000 each.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 30, 2017 8:25 am
1960sModernistHome
Ting Ting
Ting Ting
29 April

Refrigerated cooling

Refrigerated cooling

They will have to upgrade your ducks to are larger size to take heating and Cooling. You may also need to upgrade your heater. We paid $9652. for Brivis add on…

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Ting Ting
Apr 29, 2017 7:23 pm
LouiseJ
LouiseJ
25 April

Soundproofing question

Soundproofing question

I've just bought a new house with carpeted bedrooms upstairs and a large rumpus room underneath that I'm turning into my bedroom. The layout is perfect for privacy as my…

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LouiseJ
Apr 25, 2017 11:08 am
allatonce
allatonce
19 April

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Hello, I'm looking to put an inbuilt fireplace into a new home build. This is a wood burning fire, with ducting to 3 rooms. We masonry will need to be build around the…

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allatonce
Apr 19, 2017 11:22 am
grinder
grinder
15 April

reverse cycle air duct systems?

reverse cycle air duct systems?

Cureently looking at removing my gas heating ducts and evaporative cooling and replacing with air duct reverse cycle air con system but I do not know the subject all that…

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 11:18 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
15 April

Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Yes Sisalation though not exactly since it goes before the tiles go in place . But I remember having a chat with someone in Thomastown about retrofitting and he said there…

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 11:01 pm
grinder
Joker
Joker
13 April

Refrigerated air con quote

Refrigerated air con quote

Seems very expensive by quite a long way. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Joker
Joker
13 April

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Generally you get considerably lower prices with down lights by doing after handover, and many do air con heating after as saving 10% and getting a better system are both…

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Bels
Bels
10 April

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return air would be dependent on your installer. You can leave a 1" gap under bedroom door for air to return by without whistling out of every crack and…

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Bels
Apr 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Bels
Bels
4 April

Floor insulation supports.

Floor insulation supports.

Just be mindful of what material you get your saddle brackets folded out of to ensure you don't have any issues with dissimilar metals reacting with each other (i.e.…

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Bels
Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm
voz
voz
27 March

Ducted aircon through builder

Ducted aircon through builder

Hi All, I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for Single Storey house (22 sq) - 12.4KW, 2…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 10:25 pm
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
26 March

Josh's house/ CSR house

Josh's house/ CSR house

I have been a couple of times. I have taken small groups to have a look on Sustainable House Day (Sept). Feedback is always positive. I think CSR House if a great…

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dolphinblu
Mar 26, 2017 4:24 pm
faykis
faykis
26 March

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Hi mykro we are in the same situation. Im wondering would you be able to post your first plan and the one you redesigned?

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faykis
Mar 26, 2017 6:01 am
faykis
azide
azide
22 March

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

Thanks heaps for your reply. Regarding privacy, I did check the windows and they are not exactly in line of sight so all is good but I will still check when their frame is up.

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azide
Mar 22, 2017 8:02 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
22 March

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
1, 2, 3

Renman, just saw your post. Yes, I have selected to upgrade to esp+ ultima. Haven't started the build yet. So can't say how the system is.

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ajayshekar
Mar 22, 2017 7:17 am
Bels
Bels
10 March

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

No not exactly. The thread I'm thinking of had a link to a ventilator system installed in your ceiling space that popped out through a couple of removed tiles. I can't…

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Bels
Mar 10, 2017 8:01 pm
GLO
GLO
9 March

Daikin outside air system

Daikin outside air system

Great thread, I am thinking (possibly overthinking) about this topic for a 2 storey home! 1. Extraction of hot air, using the AC return Duct (a.k.a Home Economiser) 2.…

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GLO
Mar 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Bels
Bels
5 March

Heating a 7 star house

Heating a 7 star house

For a seven star house , you'd need some very unique authentic that berber families in the high atlas mountains of Morocco during the cold winter use to warm up their…

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Bels
Mar 05, 2017 9:41 pm
philbert83
philbert83
5 March

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Hi all I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh you…

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philbert83
Mar 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Chunny
Chunny
20 February

Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Hello All, Does anyone have any info on this heating system. I'm in a rented place and the heating is working fine but the ducting is very confusing. There are 5 ducts…

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Chunny
Feb 20, 2017 11:36 am
Chunny
goody59
goody59
13 February

How to cool down garage

How to cool down garage

It has a brush type seal top and sides and a bottom of door rubber seal too. Thanks for the input.

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goody59
Feb 13, 2017 7:55 am
goody59
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
12 February

Daikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Daikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Oh yes the Actron sales person did say that. Thank you for reminding me!

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cat_dunc
Feb 12, 2017 10:20 pm
cat_dunc
Georgina3677
Georgina3677
9 February

Evaporative cooling or split system?

Evaporative cooling or split system?

The big plus for evaporative air conditioning for me is that it gives a complete change of home air about every two minutes so if cooking cabbage or other nasty smelling…

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Georgina3677
Feb 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Christoshizz
Christoshizz
8 February

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hoping to restart this thread. Interesting speaking to various installers the different opinions you get. It seems to be there are 2 camps (Bosch resellers vs the rest).…

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Christoshizz
Feb 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Christoshizz
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 February

Roofing inulation.

Roofing inulation.

For my roofing renovation I am planning to go with cedar roofs. I don't have much idea about the cooling or insulation benefits of different kinds of roofing. My husband…

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waxinggibbous
Feb 08, 2017 8:00 am
waxinggibbous
rsanand
rsanand
7 February

Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?

Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?

Did you test it , it is very likely to be natural matter, I don't think its Asbestos. Asbestos is harmful if you inhale.

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rsanand
Feb 07, 2017 8:51 pm
planeguy
planeguy
7 February

Roof - insulated panels noise

Roof - insulated panels noise

Considering going roof insulated panels for a new build such as ritek, trideck etc... We are having trouble finding info on noise properties of the systems. Firstly,…

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planeguy
Feb 07, 2017 2:59 pm

This one, no filter. The heating/cooling tech that came out after handover said if a filter mediun was added, the restriction would be too much. If I wanted it filtered,…

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goody59
Feb 05, 2017 11:52 am
goody59
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
5 February

NNW facing windows no eaves

NNW facing windows no eaves

Thank you ddarroch, that's one tick to the list of solved problems!

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 05, 2017 6:47 am


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