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T1ms
T1ms
15 January

Aircon company recommendation in Melb West

Aircon company recommendation in Melb West

Hi all, We are thinking to install a new split system a/c into our living room in ground floor. Any one can recommend us for any great company/tradies to buy, deliver…

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T1ms
Jan 15, 2019 4:46 pm
T1ms
alymei
alymei
13 January

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

Ducted reverse cycle air con, is it worth it?

We are doing multiple splits in ours again thought mostly used for cooling here in qld. Will have 1 in kids wing, 1 in living area, and will install one in master and…

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alymei
Jan 13, 2019 10:12 am
Poohbear87
Poohbear87
6 January

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Hi HTB, Just curious to know how the evaporative cooling is going?We plan to build a double with porter in Bacchus Marsh and wondering abt the merits of evaporative…

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Poohbear87
Jan 06, 2019 1:07 am
Zlg
Zlg
4 January

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Thankyou! I ended up having the experts come out. Turns out I needed a new motherboard. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Everything’s running great now that work’s been done.

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Zlg
Jan 04, 2019 6:49 pm
AJW
AJW
4 January

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Vibrating floor when AC is on

I had this with my house initially too. What they had done is suspended the indoor unit using hoop strap off the trusses, which was their standard way of doing it. It got…

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AJW
Jan 04, 2019 9:32 am
Geenius
Geenius
1 January

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

I have installed aerotrons in bedrooms 50” and just installed a Haiku 60” in loungeroom Both are very good and very quiet. I prefer the remote of the aerotrons as…

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Geenius
Jan 01, 2019 10:04 am
Althom
Althom
24 December 2018

Eave Vents

Eave Vents

Our builder installed our eave vents directly in front of windows

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Althom
Dec 24, 2018 10:17 am
Althom
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Sethor
Dec 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Zlg
Zlg
5 December 2018

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

Brivis networker won’t switch modes

Hi, my Brivis networker (heater/ac controller) won’t switch modes to air conditioning like it should. Heater and fan work fine, I’ve also tried resetting the unit but…

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Zlg
Dec 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Falmer5
Falmer5
30 November 2018

R ratings and their impact on heat and noise insulation

R ratings and their impact on heat and noise insulation

Greetings from Taiwan! I am currently renovating an old apartment in Taipei. Part of this involve building up walls, and insulating a ceiling. Unfortunately there is very…

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Falmer5
Nov 30, 2018 2:09 am
Amituchens
Amituchens
22 November 2018

Which wood heater

Which wood heater

Of all the options for heating equipment, I choose a standard fireplace. I know that modern wood stoves are more economical and convenient to maintain, but apparently, I…

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Amituchens
Nov 22, 2018 5:55 am
bikoboy
bikoboy
19 November 2018

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

I have a waffle pod on new passive solar house. Am wondering if edge XPS offers sufficient value to warrant the effort? Location is north central Victoria.

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bikoboy
Nov 19, 2018 5:18 pm
alexp79
alexp79
16 November 2018

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Demonstrating Natural ventilation through accurate modelling

Ventilated through where? If your house is well insulated, natural ventilation will be more about how breathable are your walls on one side and how wide and for how long…

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alexp79
Nov 16, 2018 3:15 am
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
14 November 2018

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Honestly, I never installed the air conditioning system in the garage on my own, and I don’t even consider it to be extremely important, but I understand the importance…

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 1:46 am
alexsandro13
AndyPaulRiley
AndyPaulRiley
8 November 2018

Wall Venting and Insulation

Wall Venting and Insulation

Hello there, Any help would be much appreciated. I'm renovating a unit (brick veneer) in Melbourne. The old walls (please see picture) had vents into the cavity and no…

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AndyPaulRiley
Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm

Hello there, Any help would be much appreciated. I'm renovating a unit (brick veneer) in Melbourne. The old walls (please see picture) had vents into the cavity and no…

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AndyPaulRiley
Nov 08, 2018 7:31 pm
isabellamia
isabellamia
6 October 2018

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

My suggestion is It is also known as polyester wool insulation material. They are available in several different density and thickness. In fact, polyester wool is a half…

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isabellamia
Oct 06, 2018 5:29 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
27 September 2018

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

Thanks Bels and Alex for the information, very helpful. Will check out the link also.

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Melbournevic
Sep 27, 2018 3:49 pm
hotfeet
hotfeet
19 September 2018

GreenBee heat pump

GreenBee heat pump

Thank you very much, Narrabeen123. Will do

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hotfeet
Sep 19, 2018 8:22 am
ligongl
ligongl
3 September 2018

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house
1, 2

Thank you algernon and alexp79, very informative response as usual. I shall seek to have separate slabs for alfresco and porch. Sorry CheeseNWine, for hijacking your tread!

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ligongl
Sep 03, 2018 4:29 pm
ligongl
alexp79
alexp79
29 August 2018

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

Search for Luxry heating i guess they are one of the best suppliers

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alexp79
Aug 29, 2018 2:17 am
alexp79
alexp79
25 August 2018

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Better go for Daikin, the world's number one air-conditioning company. If you are looking for the most advanced technology and cutting edge quality, this is the way to go.

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alexp79
Aug 25, 2018 2:06 am
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
19 August 2018

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

Thanks Mrs_W ! I am also looking for an installer for the Brivis L66. Looks like you were happy with Dale Air so will have a look into it. Also was your 4 Bedroom house ?…

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Ozshaz
Aug 19, 2018 7:12 pm
duke
duke
19 August 2018

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

I wonder if they offer upgrade on the controllers and associated items aka brains of the a/c to the advantage air systems especially they worked out of the same place before.

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duke
Aug 19, 2018 10:58 am
meowys
meowys
15 August 2018

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge…

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meowys
Aug 15, 2018 11:28 pm
stoff17
stoff17
14 August 2018

Please help. Need advice

Please help. Need advice

Yeah very true. Thank you so much for your input, it’s really helped. I just wanted to hear all this from a neutral and not just the sale pitch from supplier. What I…

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stoff17
Aug 14, 2018 11:58 pm
pechnik
pechnik
22 July 2018

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 11:43 pm
Hfranco2018
Hfranco2018
17 July 2018

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 5:06 am
Hfranco2018
Hfranco2018
Hfranco2018
12 July 2018

Mitsubishi heat pump wifi issues

Mitsubishi heat pump wifi issues

Daikin use WPS (Wireless Protected Setup).

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Hfranco2018
Jul 12, 2018 4:06 am
Hfranco2018
lynnlee
lynnlee
8 July 2018

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 3:14 am
Harpies
Harpies
7 July 2018

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 8:25 am
Bels
Bels
4 July 2018

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 11:08 pm
Bels
Bels
29 June 2018

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 8:15 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June 2018

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 8:11 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June 2018

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 7:56 pm
Bels
Bels
24 June 2018

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 7:50 pm
Bels
Bels
22 June 2018

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

Get the best services for air conditioning in Geelong at the most affordable prices. Whether your air conditioner repair or servicing, our technicians…

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Bels
Jun 22, 2018 2:30 am
alexp79
alexp79
11 June 2018

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 7:17 pm
grinder
grinder
11 June 2018

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

Thanks i am always for new products

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grinder
Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm
grinder
Amish
Amish
6 June 2018

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 9:12 pm
Aitch
Aitch
27 May 2018

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 9:41 am
Cass Row+4
Cass Row+4
26 May 2018

Brick Selection

Brick Selection

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

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Cass Row+4
May 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Cass Row+4
grinder
grinder
20 May 2018

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 11:12 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 8:57 pm
grinder
grinder
13 May 2018

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 4:55 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
13 May 2018

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 4:43 pm
grinder
Hfranco2018
Hfranco2018
10 May 2018

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 3:31 am
Hfranco2018
alexp79
alexp79
10 May 2018

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 1:59 am
Hfranco2018
Hfranco2018
9 May 2018

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 8:38 am
Hfranco2018
jayasooriah
jayasooriah
8 May 2018

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 2:10 pm

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