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Comparison of insulation upgrades

Comparison of insulation upgrades

Thanks to everyone for your comments, it's helped pick up a few errors in my original calculations (now fixed hopefully) and made our decision much clearer. We'll just…

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rockedout
Oct 26, 2020 11:18 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
24 October

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

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

Roof insulation and building code

Roof insulation and building code
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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
Coldallthetime
Coldallthetime
21 September

Best sun block out blinds

Best sun block out blinds

Hi, My missus doesnt like external blinds so I am looking for the some internal UV sun block blinds, are they all about the same or are some brands better than others? Thanks

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Coldallthetime
Sep 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Torim
Torim
2 September

Ducted air conditioner

Ducted air conditioner

Hi everyone. I think I might have a problem. I turned my Rennai 12k ducted air conditioner on to warm the house. I left for work and hoped that my adult daughter would…

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Torim
Sep 03, 2020 12:33 am
Althom
Althom
25 August

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
ca_cp
ca_cp
23 August

Heating/Cooling new home build

Heating/Cooling new home build

Hi all Need some advice on heating/cooling. We are building a two storey, 45sq home, with 3m & 2.7m ceilings. The heating/cooling guy has advised that the house needs…

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ca_cp
Aug 23, 2020 10:29 pm
CMS192
CMS192
20 August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi! We're just about to sign with Boutique and asking the exact same questions you were about heating /cooling. Can I please ask what Boutique quoted you on for all the…

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fulhamhouse3
Jun 21, 2020 8:02 am
rebo22
rebo22
14 June

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
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
8 June

Arlec 2000W Wall Mount Ceramic Heater for a Bathroom?

Arlec 2000W Wall Mount Ceramic Heater for a Bathroom?

We needed a new heater for a smallish bathroom at home...would have picked up one of the small bar heaters but they were all out…

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vgolfoz
Jun 08, 2020 10:44 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 May

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation

I'm just curious to the methods other guys use. When we did renos for clients we retro fitted under floor insulation to maybe 6-7 homes. We've used everything from battens…

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Stewie D
May 29, 2020 1:35 pm
aussieta
aussieta
28 May

Hydronic slab heating (my experience)

Hydronic slab heating (my experience)

turn on zone 123 and see what gets hot, say for example kitchen b1 and bath then turn on 234 and see what gets hot say for example kitchen b2 and bath then 345 etc say…

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aussieta
May 28, 2020 9:16 pm
aussieta
alexp79
alexp79
26 May

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
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Hebel PowerFloor will have STC between 54 have 62 for airborne sounds depending on your flooring covers. You can improve it further by using soundclips and special…

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alexp79
May 26, 2020 7:45 pm
barnes
barnes
20 May

Hydronic heating panels - what cooling options?

Hydronic heating panels - what cooling options?

Radiator panels are great. I have them for 4 years and I'm always comfy with 22 degrees in every room every minute and loving it. I'm using SIME gas boiler as a heating supply.

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barnes
May 21, 2020 12:15 am
aussieta
aussieta
20 May

weak natural gas

weak natural gas

for anybody following along gas plumber came out he tested everything and came to conclusion that hws and gas log had both developed a similar fault at the same…

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aussieta
May 20, 2020 7:27 pm
aussieta
GLO
GLO
2 May

Use Ducted AC for heating or unflued Gas Heater

Use Ducted AC for heating or unflued Gas Heater

Hi, With Sydney (and most of the east coast) seeing the start of winter, i am leaning on the advice/experience of members of this forum with this question! I have an…

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GLO
May 02, 2020 9:14 pm

Braemar thm6x32 ducted heating issue

Braemar thm6x32 ducted heating issue

Hi all I have a 7 year old Braemar thm6x32 ducted gas heater with addon cooling. I've had nothing but problems with it since day one, but that's for another thread. In…

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jtrain81
May 02, 2020 4:48 pm

Spectrolink contorller

Spectrolink contorller

Good Mornign All I have a Braemar TH series Heater with a maual contoller current Am I able to add the spectrolink controller to the system by only changing the cabling…

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melbourne North
May 01, 2020 12:09 pm
alexp79
alexp79
27 April

What is the best heating systems?

What is the best heating systems?

If some stays in the house even with no heating, the temperature inside will still be higher than the temperature outside, therefore, condensation is likely to happen anyway.

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alexp79
Apr 27, 2020 1:20 am

Hi Everyone, I have a few problems with a relatively new solar hot water system I'd love your help and advice on. My old twin-element electric heater died 3 days before…

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ApprenticeGM
Apr 26, 2020 11:26 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 April

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

GAS Ducted Heating + Addon Cooling Option

ddarroch Thanks for your valuable suggestions. I am a first home builder so don't have much idea about the long term cost of heating based on gas vs…

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ddarroch
Apr 23, 2020 8:55 am
bridgyguy
bridgyguy
20 April

Condensation

Condensation

Hi, we moved into a brand new townhouse 8 months ago, our windows are double glazes, so here we was thinking that what everyone had told us about double glaze windows…

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bridgyguy
Apr 20, 2020 11:28 pm
bridgyguy
NathanPS
NathanPS
5 April

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
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

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