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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 12:36 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
12 February

Energy Recovery Systems

Energy Recovery Systems

Yeah, I grew up in Frenchs Forest, but now spend 6 months of the year in Narrabeen. You're right, there's certainly a difference. Narrabeen certainly doesn't cool down as…

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ddarroch
Feb 12, 2018 5:51 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 5:20 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 4:37 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 2:01 pm
Sergey
Sergey
30 January

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows
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Thanks for trying, but I cannot do these activities at night while I am asleep =)

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Sergey
Jan 30, 2018 12:31 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 5:50 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 10:10 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 7:37 pm
bashworth
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ilmessaggio
Jan 25, 2018 9:33 pm
alexp79
alexp79
23 January

Sisalation required on new build

Sisalation required on new build

Better to have it, especially for northern and western walls where reflective insulation will be most effective. In addition to reflective insulation, sisalation also…

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alexp79
Jan 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Sergey
Sergey
22 January

Do I need ceiling/wall vents?

Do I need ceiling/wall vents?

Hello When I was building a house, I have asked the builder to provision for a cavity for a gas fireplace. Do not know if because of that, but builder created 2 ceiling…

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Sergey
Jan 22, 2018 6:44 pm

Refridgeration Mechanic Help needed please.

Refridgeration Mechanic Help needed please.

Sounds possible. If you have enough vents, it should be balanced. Have you checked the return to see if it's coming out of there. It has to be going somewhere. Maybe a…

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Searching4 knowledge
alexp79
alexp79
4 January

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

You can glue in EPS or XPS to the brick without frame and then render over.

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alexp79
Jan 04, 2018 8:56 pm
AJW
AJW
27 December 2017

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

I have a 14KW ducted Daikin and no great noise issues. Neighbours have an even bigger unit (18 or 20) and again no noise issues, especially as theirs blows up.

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AJW
Dec 27, 2017 5:17 pm
TullyRiver
TullyRiver
21 December 2017

Insulation, wiring and air circulation - old house

Insulation, wiring and air circulation - old house

Hi all pro's (of which I am not...), Apologies if I've posted this to the incorrect forum section as it covers a few different areas, please feel free to move etc…

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TullyRiver
Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am
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Bels
Dec 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Michel1970
Michel1970
20 December 2017

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Our new Daikin Ducted system

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Michel1970
Dec 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Michel1970
bg100
bg100
7 December 2017

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

The evaporative cooling effect only works well in dry air, therefore any humid areas i.e the coastal fringe are not ideal. It is why evap units are found west of the…

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bg100
Dec 07, 2017 10:33 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 December 2017

Ceiling fan with light recs

Ceiling fan with light recs

A good way is to visit a store at check out the fittings. There is so much option and price range too. The economy brand is MERCATOR while HUNTER is premium. The features…

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IamSAM
Dec 06, 2017 4:35 pm
IamSAM

Hi We noticed that the air-con ducts have been installed very closed to the fan light. We are not happy with the resresults and we think the ducts should have been…

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Jane Wilson
Dec 05, 2017 9:54 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December 2017

Are all insulations made equal?

Are all insulations made equal?

The R-rating is certified, so there should be no difference in thermal performance of two brands with the same rating. Longevity might be a different issue and it might be…

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 8:46 pm
parawolf
parawolf
30 November 2017

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

So got a second quote - basically the same fit out, but a 12.5kW Mitsubishi Electric System vs the 14kW (13.5?) above. But the rough quote after property inspection, was…

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parawolf
Nov 30, 2017 9:25 am
alexp79
alexp79
29 November 2017

Insulation Installation guidlines

Insulation Installation guidlines

Depends on what type of insulation you are using. For glasswool type, I guess the most efficient installation would be via blow-in (e.g. check Jet Stream MAX by Knauf),…

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alexp79
Nov 29, 2017 12:41 am

Hi, we’ve got a daikin ducted aircon with two zones. Since yesterday, it’s playing up and I’m not sure where to look first. The aircon turns off and when I want…

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karcher.cc
Nov 24, 2017 4:40 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
12 November 2017

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

look up odyssey see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Nov 12, 2017 11:13 am
RC56
RC56
4 November 2017

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

Very well explained.. Thanks. It was good to read a bit of the history to this ongoing issue.

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RC56
Nov 04, 2017 5:56 pm
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
27 October 2017

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Thank you for the link. Very informative. I might even give them a call to see if they have a rep locally who could come and provide some advice. Thanks again!

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reno_nomad
Oct 27, 2017 10:01 am
Joker
Joker
18 October 2017

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Ring escea to get a few names, or get a name from a retail business.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2017 11:29 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 October 2017

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Most Australian builders have no experience with hydronic heating, full stop!

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arcadelt
Oct 18, 2017 10:01 pm
SharonC
SharonC
16 October 2017

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

We are looking at putting a Daikin reverse cycle ducted air conditioner in our house in Perth, hills area. Any recommendations of good quality installers? Thanks.

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SharonC
Oct 16, 2017 12:12 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
15 October 2017

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Might be a good idea to read through the architectural notes at http://www.condorkinetic.com.au/

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ilmessaggio
Oct 15, 2017 9:08 pm
danevechild
danevechild
9 October 2017

Bolton

Bolton

Hi newhome17, We got the builder to put it in. They have got separate wiring for the ceiling fans.

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danevechild
Oct 09, 2017 8:56 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
9 October 2017

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

The thing about air conditioning is not so much the unit but the installation, in both quality of, and delivery. The efficiency is very much dependent on manner of…

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ilmessaggio
Oct 09, 2017 2:08 am
RTJE
RTJE
3 October 2017

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Which 14kw ducted air conditioning unit does Coral Homes install and is it worth the cost.

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RTJE
Oct 03, 2017 5:12 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
2 October 2017

Soundproofing question

Soundproofing question

Replacing those doors with proper solid-core units that seal well around the edges is an absolute must - our last place had fantastic insulation and soundproofing but was…

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Lurgen
Oct 02, 2017 1:22 pm
Lurgen
CC1987
CC1987
28 September 2017

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Awesome, so its ok to reuse the sheets then! Thanks! Another question I have is, the ceilings are scheduled to go in tomorrow and i think the anticon will be installed…

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CC1987
Sep 28, 2017 11:24 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
13 September 2017

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

another builder trying to pull a fast one The person with the money decides where they go so stand fast and if the builder asks as to what you would like done, as is…

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ilmessaggio
Sep 14, 2017 12:23 am
Jack Donaghey
Jack Donaghey
27 August 2017

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin
1, 2

Good discussion! Cheers guys. From the team at Accutemp Services -

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Jack Donaghey
Aug 27, 2017 10:02 pm
hughchuck
hughchuck
25 August 2017

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Hi, I have a steel heating duct that runs along my ground floor ceiling feeding my heating vents of my 1st floor of the house. I want to cut into it to feed a room on the…

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hughchuck
Aug 25, 2017 12:01 pm
mslodyczka
mslodyczka
23 August 2017

Best place to buy glasswool?

Best place to buy glasswool?

Does anyone have recommendations for glass wool in Melbourne at good prices? Where would builders get their materials from and do you think they'd get a significant…

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mslodyczka
Aug 23, 2017 11:43 am
ObrienDayDream
ObrienDayDream
20 August 2017

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

👋 hi, Is anyone able to recommend a good building inspector in Sydney NSW. I would like to use one through our entire build. Thanks 😊

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ObrienDayDream
Aug 20, 2017 4:02 pm
ObrienDayDream
Joker
Joker
16 August 2017

Ducted heated air con

Ducted heated air con

Try to get the original air con butchers to get a more experienced installer out to your job, some one from another company who is honest and good, it will end up with a…

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Joker
Aug 16, 2017 2:31 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 August 2017

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

If the ceiling is lined, and you can remove the lining and there is a space, you can install batts. If there is no ceiling, then it's a bit more difficult, because you…

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arcadelt
Aug 09, 2017 10:30 am
AJW
AJW
2 August 2017

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Gather you actually mean SkyZone, as SkyFi is still in production, but not currently in stock due to supplier delays. In which case provided the WiFi part of the SkyZone…

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AJW
Aug 02, 2017 10:51 pm
stucutz
stucutz
31 July 2017

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Personally I see the material as just another way of selling/promoting insulation and a claim to provide a desirable solution at a cost. Any/ all insulation is a…

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stucutz
Jul 31, 2017 9:11 am
Bels
Bels
26 July 2017

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1, Yes you can get a combi boiler and use the second loop for domestic hot water. I do this at home. 2, From my experience, I'd say you still need panels upstairs though…

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Bels
Jul 26, 2017 10:22 pm


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