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Fireplace

Fireplace

Glassceramics is the best variant. Also you can use tempered glass. But there is a risk -glass can burst. As for copper, you can use any finishing materials with the…

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pechnik
Jul 22, 2018 10:43 pm

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

It will not cost you a fortune. Unlike resistance heat, which uses electric elements to generate heat, a minisplit heat pump (MSHP) moves heat from one location to…

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Hfranco2018
Jul 17, 2018 4:06 am
Hfranco2018

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Thanks for the reply. Will drop you a PM shortly. A$1.3K per sqm is reasonable considering it is triple glazed. Additionally Vitrocsa is about A$2.5K per sqm but that is…

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MisterSlope
Jul 12, 2018 9:19 pm
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Hfranco2018
Jul 12, 2018 3:06 am
Hfranco2018
lynnlee
lynnlee
8 July

In built wood fireplace

In built wood fireplace

I definitely would not put a tv above it. The heat over time... mmmmm ?

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lynnlee
Jul 08, 2018 2:14 am
Harpies
Harpies
7 July

Wood fireplace

Wood fireplace

Probably if you go to the website of the manfacturer/distributor you will find a manual to tell you what you want. I have an Arrow heater with 3 speed fan and the…

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Harpies
Jul 07, 2018 7:25 am
Bels
Bels
4 July

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

And metro Melbourne doesn't get down cold enough that we have issues with pipes bursting after a freeze over. :) Sometimes it's better to take some advice with a grain of salt.

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Bels
Jul 04, 2018 10:08 pm
Bels
Bels
29 June

Radius for AC gas piping

Radius for AC gas piping

Firstly, start documenting everything including a timeline of events. See here https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consu ... guarantees This outlines your rights and where…

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Bels
Jun 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Mrs_W
Mrs_W
29 June

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

We had a Brivis Contour L66 to 8 points installed post handover for $5,100 earlier this month. We used Dale Air who are based in Dingley. We gave them our floor plan…

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Mrs_W
Jun 29, 2018 1:31 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June

Solar system

Solar system

You'll probably get better advice concerning solar over at Whirlpool's Green Tech Forum, https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/143 I think you get better bang for your…

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ddarroch
Jun 27, 2018 7:11 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June

What is the best heating systems?

What is the best heating systems?

+1000! Nice one arcadelt. Free & easy too.

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ddarroch
Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Bels
Bels
24 June

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd…

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Bels
Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Bels
Bels
22 June

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

The electric elements were used in the discharge air stream when the system cycled into defrost to defrost the coil so as to not blow cold air into the conditioned space…

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Bels
Jun 22, 2018 1:30 am
alexp79
alexp79
11 June

Confusion on quotes

Confusion on quotes

If you want real zoning, you would need to have an intake in each of your zones and therefore you would have to use split system instead of ducted HVAC. You can mini-split…

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alexp79
Jun 11, 2018 6:17 pm
grinder
grinder
11 June

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

Thanks i am always for new products

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grinder
Jun 11, 2018 4:11 pm
grinder
Amish
Amish
6 June

Insulation

Insulation

From what i was told, you'll have issues getting anything post R2.5 in through the man-hole, i upgraded mine from R2.5 to R4.1 and had a thermofoil blanket installed with…

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Amish
Jun 06, 2018 8:12 pm
Aitch
Aitch
27 May

Buy a mini split

Buy a mini split

Yeah I will get in contact with them. Ducted qoutes were in the order of 11 to 15k depending on size, brand, number of vents, zoning, etc for anyone interested.

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Aitch
May 27, 2018 8:41 am

Brick Selection

Brick Selection

Has anyone built with Jarrah bricks.. would love some pics!

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Cass Row+4
May 26, 2018 11:05 am
Cass Row+4
Aleks
Aleks
20 May

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Hi the controller won’t switch from cooling to heating? I’ve tried the reset functions just can’t get the mode key to work? Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Aleks
May 20, 2018 7:46 pm
grinder
grinder
20 May

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Looks like hydronic type pf heating there are various types out there easy enough to install provided youknow what you are doing but it is hard to get the parts togheter…

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grinder
May 20, 2018 10:12 am
grinder

One or two may recall an earlier thread of mine, , on designing your own home. Been in 3 months now and everything is working well. Part of the reason for going 2 storey…

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Harpies
May 13, 2018 7:57 pm
grinder
grinder
13 May

Closing out Air Vents

Closing out Air Vents

Yes but as you modifyyour environment you also have to think how i will affect you. Nothis is for ever

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grinder
May 13, 2018 3:55 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
13 May

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Daikin’s and type air conditioning systems offer superior performance, energy-efficiency, and comfort in stylish solutions conforming to all interior spaces and…

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grinder
May 13, 2018 3:43 pm
grinder

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Iit’s definitely cheaper to use just your ceiling fan versus your mini split air conditioner. But we know that utilizing only a ceiling fan would still make it…

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Hfranco2018
May 10, 2018 2:31 am
Hfranco2018
alexp79
alexp79
10 May

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

Moreover, you can also have ducted mini-splits, if you really want.

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alexp79
May 10, 2018 12:59 am

Daikin ducted aircon playing up

Daikin ducted aircon playing up

Do you have user manual? if you don't have it The best advice is contact Daikin technical support.

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Hfranco2018
May 09, 2018 7:38 am
Hfranco2018

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Hi Mark, I have had nil correspondence from your maintenance team on this issue since I put it up on this forum. If you have have any, please forward them to me please.…

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jayasooriah
May 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Bels
Bels
5 May

Temp control for wine room

Temp control for wine room

What you require is borderline outside the envelop what a split system for air conditioning is designed for. You may be better off using a dedicated wine cellar cooler…

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Bels
May 05, 2018 8:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May

Completely air tight homes?

Completely air tight homes?
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By the way, did you get a quote for your Zehnder HRV? Who supplies/installs them in Australia?

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alexp79
May 05, 2018 2:24 am

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

Product Code: MCHS-09AVH1 / MEHS-09AVH1 Product Code: MCHS-09PSH1 / MEHS-09PSH1 Product Code: MCHS-12PSH1 / MEHS-12PSH1

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Hfranco2018
May 03, 2018 7:22 am
Hfranco2018
Bels
Bels
2 May

Split Systems

Split Systems

We work in metric here in Australia mate... not everyone is going to be able to convert on the cuff. Wow you troll up a thread from 4 years ago, I'm sure the OP has has…

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Bels
May 02, 2018 10:06 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
27 April

ACTRON Air-conditioning Upgrade

ACTRON Air-conditioning Upgrade

I have a similar variation (priced in Nov-17) at $4125 (includes GST). The variation includes wifi interface as well. The saving is not only due to number of controllable…

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IamSAM
Apr 27, 2018 4:02 pm
IamSAM
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 April

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Thanks. ill look at as many options as i can - plenty of time before next summer - will see how it goes through winter first to get a feel of winter light and warmth from…

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Entilzha
Apr 24, 2018 10:31 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Have you approached Braemer - or the person who did the job ?

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2018 9:42 am
Saint Mike
Bels
Bels
17 April

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Unless you had absolute junk equipment installed by the most incompetent installers with no idea between them and the system hasn't worked from day dot, what's to say that…

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Bels
Apr 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Heliosphere
Heliosphere
14 April

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Insulating under slab, much benefit in this situation?

Thanks for the Laros link, those diagrams are helpful and those thermal blocks could be part of the solution. - It would be using the same insulation product between the…

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Heliosphere
Apr 14, 2018 4:46 pm
Heliosphere
abreilprey
abreilprey
12 April

Storage water heater vs instant

Storage water heater vs instant

Instant water heater is the better option if you are rarely going to use hot water otherwise, Storage water heater is better.

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abreilprey
Apr 12, 2018 5:13 pm
DamNita
DamNita
9 April

Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Hot Water - Dux Solar Gas Boosted

Thank you so much! I appreciate your advice.

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DamNita
Apr 09, 2018 1:17 pm
DamNita
Sergey
Sergey
8 April

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows
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ERV in every room would be nice. I don't have ducted A.C. yet, so anything I will add is expensive. Plan is to put ducted air conditioning with an addition of in wall ERV…

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Sergey
Apr 08, 2018 10:19 am
Jenesahill
Jenesahill
30 March

Energy Recovery Systems

Energy Recovery Systems

8.5K quote I think you should pay a market survey searching for quotation from different providers. I would recommend you comparing the quotes then making a decision would…

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Jenesahill
Mar 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Jenesahill
Bels
Bels
20 March

Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

There's nothing wrong with the method of control of your system. The air supplied to the active zones still returns through the common return air intake and sensed by the…

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Bels
Mar 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Bels
Bels
16 March

Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

It doesn't really make that much of a difference as your duct work is insulated anyways. If it bothers you that much just get the alfresco ceiling insulated and same with garage.

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Bels
Mar 16, 2018 10:30 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
20 February

anticon vs polyair unicell

anticon vs polyair unicell

Being around the same price per m2 which product would be best for keeping heat out of an unlined colorbond walls and roof shed under construction.Noise not being a factor.?

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oldchippy
Feb 20, 2018 11:36 am
alexp79
alexp79
8 February

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

AirCon Zone Suggestion - Double Story Void

Cold air from the aircon on the lower level will be 'falling' down and will be replacing 'hot' air, which will be coming upwards. In winter time, the hot air from the…

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alexp79
Feb 08, 2018 2:08 pm
djb21au
djb21au
7 February

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Just to round this off, today it is a dry 37° in Melbourne at 5pm (13% humidity). Inside our house with the evap cooling working at about 70% it is 25° in the living…

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djb21au
Feb 07, 2018 4:20 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 February

Actron ducted ac efficiency

Actron ducted ac efficiency

from the 260 sqm exclude non aircon areas like Garage, bathrooms, laundry etc..

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IamSAM
Feb 06, 2018 3:37 pm
IamSAM
edrenaline
edrenaline
30 January

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Hi all, I'm planning to have a ducted reverse cycle A/c installed in my home (construction to start in June/July). The problem is, the builder provides gas ducted heating…

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edrenaline
Jan 30, 2018 1:01 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
29 January

Airflow in the Tropics

Airflow in the Tropics

Changing the spark plugs isn't going to solve the problem of a flat tyre If getting the heat out is the primary objective then that's what you do. You might want to try

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ilmessaggio
Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Bels
Bels
28 January

100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

Sorry for the late reply, been flat out in the heat. I can't seem to work out how to host pics now that photobucket has gone corporate. See link to mine. It's been up…

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Bels
Jan 28, 2018 9:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 January

Heating for LPG

Heating for LPG

LPG is the most expensive form of heating I have come across. Some years ago we rented a house with LPG heating. After one winter we went to the landlord and offered to…

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bashworth
Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm
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