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Rhetti
Rhetti
18 h

Installing Ducted Air

Installing Ducted Air

I faced the same dilemma. It's just my wife and I, and I couldn't justify 20k on a low end cooling only unit that idles at 6kw at its lowest output (when it would just be…

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Rhetti
Oct 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Rhetti
homeone
homeone
18 October

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 10:19 am
homeone
Joejoemetoo
Joejoemetoo
11 October

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 11:01 am

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 3:46 pm
Mr. Sausage
Mr. Sausage
8 October

Wall switch - ceiling fan speed and timer

Wall switch - ceiling fan speed and timer

Hi, I have a ceiling mounted fan and currently there is just a wall switch with a rotary dial (off and then three speeds). Is there a way to have a timer / speed switch…

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Mr. Sausage
Oct 08, 2019 12:19 am

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 7:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 October

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 2:36 pm
SaveH2O
indo26slate
indo26slate
30 September

thermal bridging in steel frame houses

thermal bridging in steel frame houses
1, 2

StructuralBIMGuy, I am specifically interested in discussing thermal bridging, and Insulation and home energy efficiency aspects.

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indo26slate
Sep 30, 2019 8:29 pm
mbarlow69
mbarlow69
28 September

Lennox and Bonair

Lennox and Bonair

Greetings roomies, 27 SQ house in VIC. Builder has proposed a Bonair MB-5NC 30 KW with a Lennox 16KW addon cooler. Any experiences thoughts to share about the above…

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mbarlow69
Sep 28, 2019 1:27 am
mrcoolheat
mrcoolheat
25 September

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 1:09 pm
mrcoolheat
mrcoolheat
25 September

Freeeezing! Help!

Freeeezing! Help!

Hi there, you can find the manual online here: https://www.reece.com.au/assets/brands/ ... ide-V1.pdf There is a section on the wall control.

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mrcoolheat
Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
13 September

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 4:46 am
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
13 September

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 2:10 am
alexsandro13
aloha
aloha
9 September

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 9:21 pm
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
9 September

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation

No one?

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DustyBlue
Sep 09, 2019 3:49 pm
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
7 September

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 8:55 pm
alexsandro13
Bels
Bels
5 September

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 10:37 pm
FairDune
FairDune
1 September

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 5:33 pm
vhome
vhome
23 August

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 9:50 pm
Planet Sun
Planet Sun
21 August

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 9:52 pm
Planet Sun
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

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
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
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

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