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Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Different parts of Australia will have different needs, for melbourne generally, heating is more important, so as long as your ducts are the bigger type, you use your…

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Joker
Oct 23, 2017 11:25 pm

Ducted refrigerated after handover for double storey

Ducted refrigerated after handover for double storey

Do you remember how much you paid for the 19kw ? I am getting them to quote me on upgrading the heating to sp5 so the ducts are bigger. Also 4 zones. They said I can then…

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geminithinker
Oct 23, 2017 10:36 pm
RC56
RC56
19 h

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

I have the same concern.. I am building similar size house and we have our electrical appointment next week. My friends and work colleagues suggest its no point as they…

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RC56
Oct 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Joker
Joker
18 October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Aussiegirl
Aussiegirl
23 July

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

I don't know what the cost of importing these or if they comply with Australian regulations but this manufacturer in India has some very interesting wood fired hot water…

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Aussiegirl
Jul 23, 2017 10:45 am
supa007
supa007
22 July

New build on coastal SE QLD

New build on coastal SE QLD

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can chime in on our new build. We are going to build on a block within meters from the beach in SE QLD. Our Brisbane based architect…

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supa007
Jul 22, 2017 11:33 am

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

I authorized them to go ahead. Indoor PCB still a delay......... Its Daikin part # 300556P If I can get one earlier that would be great. Where should I look??

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Wandin Valley
Jul 11, 2017 8:16 am
Wandin Valley
barkly
barkly
10 July

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Peter, Not unusual for fungus on Colorbond roof. I have it on mine and we are about 300m from Port Philip Bay in Vic. I have a Technical Bulletin TB-27 made available…

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barkly
Jul 10, 2017 6:16 pm
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alexp79
Jul 10, 2017 5:41 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 July

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

See if you can get your system zoned so that you are only heating areas that need it when they need it - air heats up very quickly, so those areas not on most of the time…

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arcadelt
Jul 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Bels
Bels
7 July

Air-Con on 3 phase

Air-Con on 3 phase

Before you splash out and outlay on a mains upgrade to 3 phase supply, just check that your induction cooktop doesn't also support single phase supply. The few I've…

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Bels
Jul 07, 2017 2:25 am
BrisJay
BrisJay
1 July

Ducted Aircon install

Ducted Aircon install

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for ducted aircon installers in Brisbane? I'm building two new houses side by side and my builder is happy for me to get my…

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BrisJay
Jul 01, 2017 11:09 am
Bels
Bels
27 June

Built in wardrobe ventilation

Built in wardrobe ventilation

It might help. Regarding the extent, it depends upon why you have got humidity issues from the wardrobes to start with.

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Bels
Jun 27, 2017 11:37 pm

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Anyone knows of reliable repair person for coolers?

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cosmoskramer
Jun 23, 2017 3:44 pm
Sabba
Sabba
21 June

The Case of the Missing Insulation

The Case of the Missing Insulation

Well... I hope it serves as an example for other first timers. Don't trust a certificate. Definitely worth paying an independent inspector to go through the property with…

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Sabba
Jun 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Joker
Joker
19 June

How are you sizing up your AC system?

How are you sizing up your AC system?

I use 2 A/C Nikibi 3 phrases for a 10m x 3m room. It is quite ok. I agree with you that A/C system can be most effective in a large space. I think you should use the…

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Joker
Jun 19, 2017 10:28 pm

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Found a solution for anyone who looks at this in the future. Some people have accessed the Daikin API and integrated it to Homebridge.

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burnertoasty
Jun 17, 2017 1:25 am
marshi
marshi
15 June

Evaporative aircon brand

Evaporative aircon brand

Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar. We currently have a Braemar at our…

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marshi
Jun 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Joker
Joker
13 June

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

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Joker
Jun 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…

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Bels
Jun 06, 2017 12:34 am
Bels
Bels
5 June

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Generally, industrial meat slicers have a range of different features, therefore it is very important to consider carefully before purchasing your target model. The first…

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Bels
Jun 06, 2017 12:31 am

Insulation Question

Insulation Question

well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…

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Navyguywandell
May 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May

Gas Log Fire

Gas Log Fire

With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Joker
Joker
13 May

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Also the best ac installed poorly will be a poor performer, installation and ac quality are both of equal importance. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 13, 2017 9:27 pm

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

We will be building our new home hopefully later this year. It will be on 2 acres in the Ballarat Region and we are looking at our heating options. There is no natural gas…

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olgasturlu
May 12, 2017 5:09 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May

Knauf Comfortboard

Knauf Comfortboard

If Knauf costs more than $100 per sq m, then BioPCM will be a better choice. But still quite expensive. my calcs show $14K for 150 sq m with 2.4 m ceilings for BioPCM.

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alexp79
May 05, 2017 9:33 pm
jai.m
jai.m
1 May

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Your remote should have zone indicator. Mostly 3 and 4 will be of no use. There will be common area (which is living room) and you may not be able to control. Two zones…

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jai.m
May 01, 2017 10:55 pm

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We have a 1300mm Haiku in our main bedroom in bamboo/black. It's fabulous. The quietest and most effective fan I have ever encountered. But it comes at a cost - about $1000 each.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 30, 2017 9:25 am
1960sModernistHome
Ting Ting
Ting Ting
29 April

Refrigerated cooling

Refrigerated cooling

They will have to upgrade your ducks to are larger size to take heating and Cooling. You may also need to upgrade your heater. We paid $9652. for Brivis add on…

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Ting Ting
Apr 29, 2017 8:23 pm
allatonce
allatonce
19 April

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Hello, I'm looking to put an inbuilt fireplace into a new home build. This is a wood burning fire, with ducting to 3 rooms. We masonry will need to be build around the…

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allatonce
Apr 19, 2017 12:22 pm


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