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mrsmack
mrsmack
7 January 2017

Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Hi all, How do people deal with roller blinds and evaporative cooling? We had new blinds installed which are fantastic, however now they just get warped and 'suck' in to…

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mrsmack
Jan 07, 2017 8:06 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 January 2017

air conditioner sizing

air conditioner sizing

While choosing an air conditioner for your home look for some of these features — sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and noise…

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DanielSmith1
Jan 05, 2017 8:34 pm
smnb
smnb
25 December 2016

Low emissions fireplace wood heater

Low emissions fireplace wood heater

We are struggling to find a good inbuilt fireplace / wood heater with low emissions and good reviews.<br /> We need max 0.9g/kg emissions <br /><br />at the moment we are…

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smnb
Dec 25, 2016 9:34 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
22 December 2016

Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Cheapest way would be to enclose it somehow, like a slatted fence with a gate opening. I can't post a link to pics for some reason but just google 'enclose hot water…

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TashPaul
Dec 22, 2016 7:57 am
TashPaul
Ethan Lewis
Ethan Lewis
20 December 2016

Solar hot water recommendation.

Solar hot water recommendation.
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I would recommend "Same Day Hot Water Service", who sells online of all brands and guaranteed cheapest pricing and deliver across Australia.

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Ethan Lewis
Dec 20, 2016 7:48 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 December 2016

Recirculating Hot Water Service

Recirculating Hot Water Service

Yeah builders often don't really know what they're talking about with electrical/mechanical stuff and don't like departing from their usual setup.

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 07, 2016 7:08 am
1960sModernistHome
Bels
Bels
7 December 2016

Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to work in the…

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Bels
Dec 07, 2016 12:00 am
logiteche
logiteche
1 December 2016

Roller Shutter Colour Combination

Roller Shutter Colour Combination

Hi, We are about to order roller shutters for our upstairs windows (14 in total) and would value opinions. In order of importance, we're investing in the shutters to 1.…

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logiteche
Dec 01, 2016 12:59 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
30 November 2016

Ducted air or 3 split air

Ducted air or 3 split air

Ducted air conditioning: the system is concealed, usually within the roof space. Cool air travels through a system of ducts concealed within the roof and walls, into each…

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DanielSmith1
Nov 30, 2016 12:23 am
Bels
Bels
27 November 2016

Earthwool

Earthwool

Either he's ignorant or just plain shady as he's aware it is and just doesn't want to do anything different or use something he probably doesn't use frequently. They're…

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Bels
Nov 27, 2016 3:21 am
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
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my home windows is insulated with the .i buyed it from soundbarrierfence. really great product!!!!!.now i lives in peaceful environment without any outer disturbance.the…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 7:01 pm
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
23 November 2016

Gyprock bulging

Gyprock bulging

The only Insuallation you should be using is from CSR Bradford 2.5 or 3.0 ceiling batts / wall batts 4.0 + is ideal for accoustic reasoning but more expensive but highly…

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Oliver1989G
Nov 23, 2016 2:40 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
20 November 2016

Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

Hi @Bels, We will have a rangehood and it will vent out. Your reasoning makes sense to me and I will remove AC vent from the kitchen so in this way I will have 3 AC…

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gaweleczek
Nov 20, 2016 11:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 November 2016

Zoned evap cooling

Zoned evap cooling

Just shut the windows in the rooms you want to exclude and leave them open in the ones you want to cool.

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bashworth
Nov 15, 2016 3:48 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 November 2016

How to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed

How to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed

Those cheaper cameras as with anything will give you a limited result - you get what you pay for etc. BE's camera cost him US$20k. Here is the thread where he shows some…

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Stewie D
Nov 10, 2016 12:26 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
4 November 2016

Air conditioner selection

Air conditioner selection

My newly build home is 3 BHK. I am planning of using split system. Is this would be a good idea?

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DanielSmith1
Nov 04, 2016 6:28 pm
Newbiebuilder
Newbiebuilder
4 November 2016

What insulation to make warm floor cooler?

What insulation to make warm floor cooler?

Many people pay good money to have underfloor heating, I have a circulation problem in my legs and feet and living with a warm floor gives me very strong pains and…

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Newbiebuilder
Nov 04, 2016 4:00 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
2 November 2016

Is this the most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?

Is this the most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?

If you are looking for energy efficient air conditioner do look for the features such as sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and…

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DanielSmith1
Nov 02, 2016 11:52 pm
Dicko
Dicko
2 November 2016

Zoned evap cooling

Zoned evap cooling

does anyone know roughly how much it would cost to buy and install an evap cooling system that has the abiility to zone areas (maybe around 3/4 different zones) in a 4…

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Dicko
Nov 02, 2016 3:32 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
28 October 2016

Return air vent location in two storey house

Return air vent location in two storey house

It is in my house... I think the other issue is that it is too big to fit between floors (unless you have an unusual amount of space).. I may be wrong but when I saw outs…

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MrsJM
Oct 28, 2016 6:10 am
MrsJM

Finally worked it out - I think

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Harpies
Oct 24, 2016 11:03 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
24 October 2016

Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home

Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home

Room air conditioners which match Btu requirements to room size are best because the rooms won't cool efficiently if the Btu rating is too low or too high for the size of…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 24, 2016 6:40 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
23 October 2016

Ceiling fan extension rods

Ceiling fan extension rods

Generally extension rods come in 300mm(standard), 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. In your case I would suggest the 600mm so your fans are at 2400 but they will still work fine at 2700.

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 23, 2016 10:23 am
1960sModernistHome
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
20 October 2016

heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather

heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather

Across Australia about 40% of energy is used for heating and cooling. This does not include heating hot water. The amount of energy your household uses will vary depending…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 20, 2016 8:51 pm
rosewood
rosewood
15 October 2016

need advice from air conditioning installers

need advice from air conditioning installers

If your air conditioner is installed accurately then it will give optimum cooling, but if not done properly then it won't give desired cooling effect. Poor installation…

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rosewood
Oct 15, 2016 11:12 am
rosewood
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
13 October 2016

Roof insulation (not ceiling)

Roof insulation (not ceiling)

Hello - there are plenty of options available when it comes to ceiling/roof /attic insulation in the form of batts, spray on, loose file or reflective. How did you end up…

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enviroflexinsulate
Oct 13, 2016 1:05 pm
enviroflexinsulate
sputterfly80
sputterfly80
7 October 2016

Ducted aircon with Plantation

Ducted aircon with Plantation

Yes we are building with plantation too and we are having our ducted air con installed after handover. Your sales consultant should've been able to go through this with…

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sputterfly80
Oct 07, 2016 1:26 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 October 2016

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

Everyone wants to have a energy-efficient and cost-effective system at his place. Air conditioning products of good brands have more benefits. They are energy efficient…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 05, 2016 10:06 pm
manoname
manoname
30 September 2016

Questions about interior insulation

Questions about interior insulation

Hello ! I am an industrial designer student and am working on a new project, but I am lacking some knowledge in insulation techniques... My goal is to create an objet…

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manoname
Sep 30, 2016 3:01 am
jeffabg77
jeffabg77
21 September 2016

Wet roof insulation

Wet roof insulation

Hi, I am extending my house with a skillion colorbond roof. The roof eaves have been left exposed for a month and the roof insulation between the colorbond and foil is…

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jeffabg77
Sep 21, 2016 7:03 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
19 September 2016

Insulation - what else to do?

Insulation - what else to do?

Hi @Nightshade, Did you go for higher level of insulation? Did it make much difference on the first floor?

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gaweleczek
Sep 19, 2016 1:50 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
19 September 2016

New home insulation in Brisbane

New home insulation in Brisbane

Hi @pjk I hope you have finished your house already :). Can you share what level of insulation did you end up with and whether you are happy with your choice? I'm about to…

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gaweleczek
Sep 19, 2016 1:38 am
kevinpham02
kevinpham02
13 September 2016

Ceiling Fans........Which Brands

Ceiling Fans........Which Brands

Ceiling fans are wierd most of the brands you get are much of a muchness. I would more say the style determines the quality of it. Most of them come in…

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kevinpham02
Sep 13, 2016 12:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 September 2016

Air Con - Excessive Noise at Start-up (Daikin)

Air Con - Excessive Noise at Start-up (Daikin)

Working well - so if anyone has the same problem it might be the answer.

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Saint Mike
Sep 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Saint Mike
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Beazley77
Sep 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Beazley77
lookbothways
lookbothways
1 September 2016

Which wood heater

Which wood heater

Anyone in the market for a wood heater we went into BBQ galore (Hobart store) and they have 20 % off, managed to save $675 off the price of a new Saxon Mahogany, they will…

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lookbothways
Sep 01, 2016 7:31 pm
AJW
AJW
12 August 2016

Install heating/cooling during build or wait and see?

Install heating/cooling during build or wait and see?

You will find that with gas price increases that reverse cycle is now becoming pretty much the norm, with running costs equal or lower to gas. Only problem with reverse…

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AJW
Aug 12, 2016 1:03 pm
Bels
Bels
9 August 2016

Tstat8 Bacnet Thermostat - BravoControls

Tstat8 Bacnet Thermostat - BravoControls

Apart from the shameless plug of your own product, this is probably on the overkill for the average homeowner who's looking for a controller to drive either a gas ducted…

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Bels
Aug 10, 2016 12:57 am
Bels
Bels
8 August 2016

Plumbing question

Plumbing question

Try asking a plumber you're chummy with if he'll tell you what you'd need to co=mply with otherwise try the Plumbing Body in your state. You could also try contacting…

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Bels
Aug 08, 2016 11:32 pm
PHL
PHL
7 August 2016

Tile heating

Tile heating

I make tile heating with this company http://www.gairsolutions.com After 2 years have no problem!

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PHL
Aug 07, 2016 7:54 pm
podgydog2
podgydog2
16 July 2016

Gas Log Fires

Gas Log Fires
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We to are currently building and looking at installing the Regency GF900L. At a cost of $7500 I am a little worried about reliability after reading the above comments, I…

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podgydog2
Jul 16, 2016 11:43 pm
Bels
Bels
14 July 2016

sorted thanks

sorted thanks

I'm not a plumber myself but my understanding of the regs in relation to condensate drainage is that it must be discharged to a drain point if by not doing so it causes a…

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Bels
Jul 14, 2016 9:57 pm
turbopsi
turbopsi
8 July 2016

Neo 1.6 combustion heater burning too quick.

Neo 1.6 combustion heater burning too quick.

This website is also great recourse in regards to PE wood heaters. Here's one example that may help you. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/paci ... st-2056552

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turbopsi
Jul 08, 2016 5:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 July 2016

Foundations

Foundations

Stepped footings. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 08, 2016 9:24 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 July 2016

Flue gas fireplace

Flue gas fireplace

That would also depend on the model you choose and where you want to place it. Most these days require gas fireplaces to be flued anyway. To take it up through the second…

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Stewie D
Jul 07, 2016 7:17 pm
jamiewmelb
jamiewmelb
5 July 2016

Honeywell Lyric Unit

Honeywell Lyric Unit

Hi I have purchased from Ebay a Honeywell Lyric unit, and replaced the original Honeywell controller. Does anyone in Melbourne know how to set one of these up correctly…

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jamiewmelb
Jul 05, 2016 1:34 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
30 June 2016

In wall insulation

In wall insulation

ddarroch, great answer. I'm about to pick a builder and most of them offer ceiling insulation batts only and they say wall insulation batts are not going to help much. I'm…

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gaweleczek
Jun 30, 2016 11:58 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 June 2016

Share your ideas about Green housing

Share your ideas about Green housing

i have had built 2 'Green Houses' since arriving in Australia. To me the key issues are: Good Orientation (for passive Solar) No bigger than you need Rightsizing the…

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bashworth
Jun 29, 2016 3:44 pm
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