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aussieta
aussieta
10 August

Large shed insulation advice needed

Large shed insulation advice needed

what about anticon and chicken wire installed from underneath

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aussieta
Aug 10, 2019 9:00 am
aussieta
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 August

Need help identifying recessed light

Need help identifying recessed light

Replace the bulbs with LEDs, which are available from Woolies for very little. Then buy cheap buy reasonable size terracotta garden pots and use those as covers. Just make…

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arcadelt
Aug 09, 2019 10:23 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 August

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 7:02 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 July

Freeeezing! Help!

Freeeezing! Help!

Do you have the manual for the Programmable Wall Control,mor is it available online?

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arcadelt
Jul 28, 2019 1:53 pm
vhome
vhome
24 July

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

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

Hi, we are building a new house. We shall have gas cooktop and electric (heat pump) hot water system. We shall have bottles. We decided on heat pump over gas continuous…

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vhome
Jul 24, 2019 8:55 pm

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 4:50 pm
addewilson852
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 July

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 3:01 pm
Mashee
Mashee
19 July

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 6:24 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
13 July

Condensation

Condensation

It's not so much temperature but moisture levels inside your house. Unfortunately when very cold outside the window glass will be below the dew point (temperature below…

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Mike8136
Jul 13, 2019 2:11 pm
GLO
GLO
12 July

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

how quiet are these? And have you tried the Breeze mode on the Haiku?

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GLO
Jul 12, 2019 3:42 pm

Ducted aircon installers reference

Ducted aircon installers reference

i'm not in brisbane and this response may be months too late. But I got my full ducted A/C for a house slightly smaller than yours for around 11k, this was maybe 3 years…

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IsabellaBoots
Jul 12, 2019 2:15 am
Bhardwaj
Bhardwaj
10 July

Omega ducted heating

Omega ducted heating

It's old omega ducted heating 12yrs .

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Bhardwaj
Jul 10, 2019 10:34 pm
domwild
domwild
7 July

Anticon versus sarking for concrete tiled roof

Anticon versus sarking for concrete tiled roof

Having bought an old hovel with timber roofing and good ceramic tiles, I learned to my horror, that the timber had "delignified", meaning "de-wooded". Great! What that…

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domwild
Jul 07, 2019 12:39 pm
twylamc
twylamc
5 July

Solar thermal Hot Water with Heat pump tank

Solar thermal Hot Water with Heat pump tank

This is what we did. Get a sparky to do it for you.

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twylamc
Jul 05, 2019 1:30 am
twylamc
Bels
Bels
20 June

Split System Air Con in Hebel Double-Storey

Split System Air Con in Hebel Double-Storey

You can apply 4 units to and it allows you to do outdoor withstand, portable AC has so many benefits. help us to search for all panels.

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Bels
Jun 20, 2019 10:37 pm
just1post
just1post
18 June

Boiler for radiant floor heat

Boiler for radiant floor heat

There are some recommendations. I think calculations are made with -20C. Really would need to know how cold it will be around your area and how good is the insulation

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just1post
Jun 18, 2019 9:33 pm
JChomeone
JChomeone
9 June

Solar hot water system (boost) timer (times of day, how long

Solar hot water system (boost) timer (times of day, how long

Hi all, Our house has a solar hot water system on the roof. As a family of 4, we often run out of hot water, particularly in the winter months. The system has a boost…

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JChomeone
Jun 09, 2019 6:16 pm
Bright22
Bright22
8 June

Braemar ducted gas heating

Braemar ducted gas heating

Hello. I woke on an iceberg this morning. The control is flashing reset and the flame 🔥 symbol at the top is off. Turns on sound wise, and flicks off in 10seconds.…

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Bright22
Jun 08, 2019 9:29 am
Athena
Athena
4 June

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Hi Jaya, Wondering what happened in the end with your issue.. has it been resolved?

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Athena
Jun 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Warliani
Warliani
3 June

fixing/improving a peltier (thermoelectric) cooler?

fixing/improving a peltier (thermoelectric) cooler?

I inherited a thermoelectric wine cooler/fridge from a friend as they are moving far away and didnt want to take it with them. It was acting up for…

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Warliani
Jun 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Ethanr
Ethanr
19 May

Condensation in homes vs display homes vs shops

Condensation in homes vs display homes vs shops

Hi, Curious to know on condensation in glass windows. How does some glass windows in some display homes or office building's or some shops does not have condensation or…

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Ethanr
May 19, 2019 10:06 pm
catchganu
catchganu
16 May

Ducted aircon

Ducted aircon

Thanks, any recommended Ducted aircon installers for new build in Brisbane ?

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catchganu
May 16, 2019 5:29 pm
madj-m
madj-m
15 May

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

thanks for the reply, yes i'm across all that. I was interested to know if the insulation takes the chill off a tiled floor in winter

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madj-m
May 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Matchlock
Matchlock
13 May

Should we replace these insulation batts?

Should we replace these insulation batts?

Hey guys, We purchased a new property a couple months ago and are doing work to replace the damaged roof sarking. At the moment we’re not sure whether to replace the…

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Matchlock
May 13, 2019 11:24 pm
kyles_182
kyles_182
12 May

Replacing gas heater with wood heater.

Replacing gas heater with wood heater.

We have an old Vulcan gas heater in the original fireplace of our house which we want to remove and replace with a inbuilt wood heater. We have found a wood heater at…

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kyles_182
May 12, 2019 3:49 pm
robh59
robh59
14 April

Brivis ICE cooling

Brivis ICE cooling

Hi, we are looking at getting the brivis ICE cooling system as an add on to our existing brivis gas heating system. I have read a lot of bad reviews. Can anyone let me…

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robh59
Apr 14, 2019 9:15 am
robbert
robbert
30 March

Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

I have a full length ridge vent. I used the type you shingle over. They are near invisible. I had earlier put in a power gable vent. Ever since I put a new roof on and…

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robbert
Mar 30, 2019 7:17 pm
robbert
alexp79
alexp79
17 March

Looking for a vertical/upright electric radiator panel

Looking for a vertical/upright electric radiator panel

Do you know that you have a mirror with built in-far infrared heater delivered directly from China and costing like peanuts? e.g.

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alexp79
Mar 17, 2019 5:21 pm
CalicoCat
CalicoCat
14 March

Evaporative cooler draft when turned off

Evaporative cooler draft when turned off

Thank you both. I will add that to the list of items I need looking at. I notice the draft the most when the ducted heating is on.

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CalicoCat
Mar 14, 2019 7:32 am
mbarlow69
mbarlow69
5 March

Refrigerated cooling

Refrigerated cooling

VATA, not a reply as such as i'm not proving advice just adding on to the question. I'm looking, rather considering Ref. cooling for a 27-28 sq single story house. 4…

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mbarlow69
Mar 05, 2019 12:18 am
RECO
RECO
1 March

Asking

Asking

Hi Guys I have been quoted Actron Air SRD191C/SRV191E ( single phases) plus : 1- Wifi controller 2-4 zones In west Melbourne area $16500 Is it responsible price ?…

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RECO
Mar 01, 2019 10:42 pm
alexp79
alexp79
17 February

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Your slab will be on the ground, not at 1 m depth, on the other side. If you get some diurnal variation at the top soil level, you should be good without insulation due to…

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alexp79
Feb 17, 2019 5:32 pm
esanto1
esanto1
16 February

Eave Vents

Eave Vents

Also, the solar ark installed did eave vents pretty cheap so I got a bunch of them installed too.

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esanto1
Feb 16, 2019 9:30 am
Rakeshbrisbane
Rakeshbrisbane
10 February

Issues with ducted air conditioning

Issues with ducted air conditioning

In case if you are having problems with your ducted air conditioning systems, you can hire the professional technicians from…

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Rakeshbrisbane
Feb 10, 2019 11:37 am
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Contact with electrician and also contact with your builder for checking. They will definitely solve your issues.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 7:16 pm
abritelite
abritelite
29 January

Noise with Evaporative

Noise with Evaporative

Before going ahead with our installation of Evaporative Cooling, (either Breezeair or Brivis) I have been told some brands are noisy. Anyone got feedback on that.

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abritelite
Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 January

Rendering brick veneer home

Rendering brick veneer home

Agree with alexp79, you need to start with the weakest link, and for both thermal comfort and sound, dealing with "leaks" can give you the best bang for dollars spent.…

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arcadelt
Jan 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Wrighto
Wrighto
22 January

Second hand ducted aircon

Second hand ducted aircon

We have ducted air in our place but the house is being demolished. Are we able to reuse the aircon in our new house? Would it be worth it or would it be better buying a…

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Wrighto
Jan 22, 2019 10:33 am
Mrmac73
Mrmac73
19 January

Split System Air Condtioner Allworth Concerto

Split System Air Condtioner Allworth Concerto

Hi Everyone, Just seeing if anyone out there has put a split system air conditioner into a Allworth Homes Concerto design and where did they put it. Hopefully there will…

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Mrmac73
Jan 19, 2019 1:54 pm
T1ms
T1ms
15 January

Aircon company recommendation in Melb West

Aircon company recommendation in Melb West

Hi all, We are thinking to install a new split system a/c into our living room in ground floor. Any one can recommend us for any great company/tradies to buy, deliver…

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T1ms
Jan 15, 2019 3:46 pm
T1ms
alymei
alymei
13 January

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

We are doing multiple splits in ours again thought mostly used for cooling here in qld. Will have 1 in kids wing, 1 in living area, and will install one in master and…

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alymei
Jan 13, 2019 9:12 am
Poohbear87
Poohbear87
6 January

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Hi HTB, Just curious to know how the evaporative cooling is going?We plan to build a double with porter in Bacchus Marsh and wondering abt the merits of evaporative…

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Poohbear87
Jan 06, 2019 12:07 am
Zlg
Zlg
4 January

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Thankyou! I ended up having the experts come out. Turns out I needed a new motherboard. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Everything’s running great now that work’s been done.

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Zlg
Jan 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Sethor
Sethor
20 December 2018

No sarking...should I do something else??

No sarking...should I do something else??

Sarking is a BCA requirement if any of the rafters are over 6m long. https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/h ... nd-sarking

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Sethor
Dec 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Zlg
Zlg
5 December 2018

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

Hi, my Brivis networker (heater/ac controller) won’t switch modes to air conditioning like it should. Heater and fan work fine, I’ve also tried resetting the unit but…

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Zlg
Dec 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Falmer5
Falmer5
30 November 2018

R ratings and their impact on heat and noise insulation

R ratings and their impact on heat and noise insulation

Greetings from Taiwan! I am currently renovating an old apartment in Taipei. Part of this involve building up walls, and insulating a ceiling. Unfortunately there is very…

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Falmer5
Nov 30, 2018 1:09 am
alexp79
alexp79
16 November 2018

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Ventilated through where? If your house is well insulated, natural ventilation will be more about how breathable are your walls on one side and how wide and for how long…

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alexp79
Nov 16, 2018 2:15 am
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
14 November 2018

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Honestly, I never installed the air conditioning system in the garage on my own, and I don’t even consider it to be extremely important, but I understand the importance…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 12:46 am
alexsandro13
AndyPaulRiley
AndyPaulRiley
8 November 2018

Wall Venting and Insulation

Wall Venting and Insulation

Hello there, Any help would be much appreciated. I'm renovating a unit (brick veneer) in Melbourne. The old walls (please see picture) had vents into the cavity and no…

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AndyPaulRiley
Nov 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
27 September 2018

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

Thanks Bels and Alex for the information, very helpful. Will check out the link also.

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Melbournevic
Sep 27, 2018 2:49 pm

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